Inventory Management Specialist

Nike Memphis, TN

About the Job

Job Description

The Nike, Inc. Supply Chain team is the engine that propels product around the world. Supply Chain experts ensure that every year, almost a billion units of footwear, apparel and equipment arrive at the right place, at the right time. To ensure this complex job goes off without a hitch, Supply Chain teams work with a network of more than 50 distribution centers, thousands of accountants, and more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide - making the impossible happen every single day.


Location-Shelby Drive. Shift-Friday, Saturday, Sunday-5AM to 5PM.

As an Inventory Management Specialist you will provide inventory process exception research and advanced clerical support, along with problem-solving resolution for North America Supply Chain's distribution center facilities; with the primary goal of ensuring adequate inventory levels are maintained to maximize customer satisfaction. Working with limited direct supervision, the Inventory Control Specialist is responsible to review and resolve inventory exceptions as well as distribute daily reports to inventory control and cross functional operations management, using a computerized inventory system. The Inventory Control Specialist may act as an informal resource to peers as needed.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Perform inventory balancing between WMoS and SAP including monitoring failed transactions and executing inventory adjustments which interface to the company's financial records. Provide issue resolution and reporting regarding inventory exceptions; such as, wave deselections, blocked inventory, virtual inventory, broken pre-packs, ASN aging, disposition of inactive product, special projects as necessary, etc. Tasks coordination for, routine administrative tasks, and support of cross functional team's assessments of unit adjustments. Tasks related to informal training of peers (as needed) . Acts as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience. Skilled in multiple processes or has developed a deep skillset in a single process (i.e. relationship of WMoS to SAP, product flow, etc.) Comfortable acting as an informal resource for colleagues with less experience and being consulted when problem solving is needed. Capable of using existing processes to solve complex problems (i.e. system imbalances, virtual inventory overview, inventory accuracy and adjustments, as defined by local work instructions and in conformance with SC Ops & DS2P expectations).Capable of handling ambiguity and working with limited supervision.


  • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience. Bachelors degree +1 year or Associates degree + 2 years preferred.
  • Inside Operations: May be required to perform a wide variety of physical tasks which are generally basic, repetitive, and routine in nature. May be required to sit or stand for long periods of time, in addition to being required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, push, or pull. May be frequently required to reach with hands and arms, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel small and medium sized components while operating machinery and exerting force or lift up to 50 pounds. May be called upon to perform physical and quality checks requiring sufficient visual acuity to identify quality flaws and distinguish colors on small components.

  • May be required to work with toxic or caustic chemicals, and be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. May be required to work with or near large machinery and moving mechanical parts so they may be subject to higher noise levels, vibration, and there may be a risk of electrical shock.