Inventory Control Manager

  • Augusta (Richmond County)
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,100 employees, production sites in Europe and the US, and an extensive worldwide distribution system. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Aurubis – our passion is metallurgy. We are one of the world's leading multi-metal companies and one of the largest copper recyclers in the world. We produce metals of the highest purity from complex metal concentrates, scrap metals and metal-containing recycled materials. These are the basis for important megatrends such as digitization, renewable energies, e-mobility or urbanization. Aurubis employs around 6,900 people worldwide at locations in Europe and the USA. Become part of our team and drive progress together with us!

Aurubis -Richmond is a greenfield site. A greenfield project can describe any project that a team starts from scratch. Your team will heavy rely on you to build and help create policy and procedures.

We are excitedly seeking positions at our newest facility located in Augusta, GA (Richmond County).  We are committed to leading the way by influencing a sustainable future for our communities, by developing innovative solutions and by positively affecting the lives of our employees.

We are seeking an onsite Inventory Control Manager to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of our storeroom, including inventory management, procurement, and distribution of materials and supplies. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that materials and supplies are available as needed to support production and maintenance activities. Additionally, you will be responsible for maintaining accurate inventory records, tracking supply usage, and managing vendor relationships.

Inventory Control Manager

Your Tasks


  • Oversee the daily operations of the storeroom, including inventory management, procurement, and distribution of materials and supplies.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that materials and supplies are available as needed to support production and maintenance activities.
  • Maintain accurate inventory records, including tracking supply usage, and managing inventory levels to ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers to ensure that materials and supplies are procured at the best possible prices and within established lead times.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and company policies.
  • Develop and maintain storeroom documentation, including work instructions and standard operating procedures.
  • Conduct training and provide guidance to storeroom staff to ensure adherence to established inventory management procedures.
  • Stay up to date with new technologies, industry trends, and best practices related to inventory management and procurement.
  • Collaborate with other managers, engineers, and operations staff to ensure successful storeroom operations.

Your Profile


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in inventory management and procurement, including experience with inventory management software.
  • Strong understanding of inventory management principles, including experience with forecasting and demand planning.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to identify and address inventory management issues.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry is a plus.

Special Soft Skills Needed

  • Must exhibit exemplary communication skills.
  • Must exhibit a leader-coach mentality and act as a change agent with a team-oriented focus.
  • Must be able to demonstrate being a key leader within cultural change.
  • Ability to comprehend complex problems.
  • Effectively communicate targets and goals to his/her team.
  • Gives and takes constructive feedback.
  • Capability to clearly present information and influence or persuade others.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and high level of independence (in planning, organization, execution and control)
  • Mindset of challenging and embracing change.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to keep a cool head even in stressful situations. Comfortable “pivoting” quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities.
  • Able to successfully juggle multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability as an outstanding team player and a successful independent worker

Physical Requirements

  • Must be willing and physically able to walk/work in, observe and spend time in a smelter environment.
  • Must be willing and physically able to work in intense heat situations.
  • Prolonged periods of walking, standing, bending, climbing, balancing, crouching and kneeling.
  • May have prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer, in meetings or presenting and training
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times
  • Ability to travel throughout facility as required to conduct audits and/or walk-throughs
  • Must wear all required PPE when in protected areas.
  • Required to reach and grasp with hands and reach with arms
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to respond to any safety incident quickly and effectively and/or accident including First Responder duties.
  • Willing and physically able to travel domestically and/or internationally, if requested
  • This is an extensively physical role.

We Offer

  • 401(k) with company match
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • STD
  • LTD
  • Competitive Vacation Plan
  • ...and more!


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