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Inventory Control Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages inventory systems and warehousing. Works with supply chain managers to plan and maintain inventory at optimal levels and resolves issues and discrepancies related to inventory. Supervises warehouse employees and manages warehouse scheduling.

Job Outlook

There were 133 Inventory Control Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 3235 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Supply Chain / Logistics Manager industry, which includes the Inventory Control Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Inventory Control Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $61,399.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $65,178.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Inventory Control Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $50,471.

Education and Experience

Posted Inventory Control Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree6%
Bachelor's Degree58%
Master's Degree9%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other26%

Posted Inventory Control Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years19%
3 to 5 years64%
6 to 8 years11%
9+ years6%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Inventory Control Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (46%)
  • Planning (41%)
  • Microsoft Excel (38%)
  • Problem Solving (35%)
  • Microsoft Office (29%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Inventory Management (83%)
  • Inventory Control (75%)
  • Inventory Maintenance (43%)
  • Logistics (40%)
  • Supply Chain Management (33%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Budgeting (19%)
  • Procurement (18%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (16%)
  • SAP (14%)
  • Process Improvement (13%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Inventory System (6%)
  • Supply Chain Improvement (6%)
  • Inventory Planning (5%)
  • Supply Chain Inventory Management (5%)
  • Material Flow Management (5%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Inventory Control Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Manager, Inventory Control
  • Inventory Control Manager I

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Inventory Control Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Sysco Corporation (88)
  • DHL Express (76)
  • At Home (37)
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors (22)
  • US Foods (19)

North Carolina

  • Duke University (5)
  • Builders Firstsource (4)
  • Corning Incorporated (3)
  • Cregger Company (3)
  • Endura Products (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!