Inventory Control & Cost Analyst

UT - Salt Lake City

Posting Date


Report to

Plant Manager

FLSA Status

Non- Exempt

Business Unit

Geneva Pipe and Precast

Close Date

Open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Inventory Control & Cost Analyst to join our Geneva Pipe and Precast team in Salt Lake City, UT.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

Follows standard procedures that maximize inventory management efficiency. Assists with the inventory planning, scheduling, forecasting and control operations. Utilizes inventory tools and systems for tracking, analysis, auditing, and reporting. Collaborates with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to implement and support initiatives to optimize inventory capabilities using the best inventory management practices. Additional collaboration is required with the accounting department during inventory audits and quarterly inventory reports for all Geneva Plants.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Receives raw goods and other related items into the current ERP system
  • Ensures receivers and or invoices are processed and forwarded as required
  • Review Invoices in the system have the proper plant ID’s and codes
  • Updates inventory cost quarterly or as requested by Accounting/Auditors on a set deadline.
  • Coordinates inventory audits with respective departments and external NWP personnel.
  • Performs physical cycle and random counts on a weekly basis
  • Establishment of Min and Max inventory control levels as other inventory practices or measurements
  • Coordinates with department supervisors to document and improve inventory handling processes, including training employees on processes and best practices
  • Assists Buyer by working with suppliers to source materials for production and obtain quotes
  • Verifies all incoming deliveries via the purchase order.
  • Assists sales and transportation with will call and load checks
  • Coordinate the receiving, counting, and verification of incoming and outgoing shipments
  • Collaborates and supervises the handling of Internal, External, RMAs and incoming shipments from vendors
  • Complies with current SOX and company procedures
  • Orders materials and supplies to meet the appropriate inventory levels for production and safety needs
  • Coordinates intercompany transfers together with the support of the other branches
  • Creates, maintains, improves, coordinates quarterly reports for inventory and finished goods counts and item descriptions as well as other components from these reports.
  • Coordinates with other departments when needed to complete missing counts, costs, etc
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the needs of the business
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write professional correspondence.
  • Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must be able to operate calculator and be proficient in the use of tape measures.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Software: MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook): Database/SAP preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be very organized with email, documents and  time management skills
  • Experience troubleshooting inventory-related problems in ERP systems
  • Working experience of 3 years or more in Inventory control in a Precast manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Familiarity with common inventory items used in the production of concrete products.


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

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