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Inventory Control Specialist

Department: LC - Roofing & Siding
Location: St. Louis Park, MN

At Lyman Roofing & Siding, we’re not just building homes—we’re orchestrating teams to succeed. We are looking to add an Inventory Control Specialist to our team. The backdrop to our company’s commitment to excellence is our commitment to our people, who make it all happen. You’ll find a wide range of duties and career paths to stretch your self and achieve your goals and dreams. If you are hard working, motivated, organized and a people person, you’ll find a wealth of choices to advance your career in our purchasing department. 

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Oversees the receiving process for all products at the location.
  • Analyzes and reviews all special order vendor back orders as well as customer back orders that may be the result of poor inventory control practices.
  • Oversees the purchasing of non-PO manufacturing products and non-stock items that will not be purchased by the Location Buyer. Also reconciles AP variances for items purchased by the branch.
  • Completes cycle counts as requested by the Location Manager
  • Notifies Management of any inventory adjustment due to damage, short shipment, returns or for any other reason.
  • Works with any vendor that has been established to provide the company with a location “Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).”
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all products manufactured in location and how they are assembled
  • Works with Supplier Reps and/or Division Purchasing to manage damaged and defective products to obtain most value for the company.
  • Identifies and manages surplus and obsolete inventory. Proactively works to reduce and manage this inventory. Understands the impact of slow-moving inventory on the procurement process.
  • Oversees Order Entry process to insure that orders are entered to best impact inventory usage such as managing and overseeing the use of Future Orders for maximum advantage.


This position requires a minimum of a high school diploma with knowledge of industry terminology. Ideal candidate needs at least 5 years of purchasing, inventory control or materials input or warehousing experience. The ability to use calculators and computers and understanding stocking, inventory control and warehousing principles is essential. Strong communication and negotiation skills as well as an understanding of contracts and terms of purchase are necessary.


At Lyman Roofing & Siding, we understand that our success depends on the success of our customers and our employees. For our customers, that means delivering quality products and exceptional customer service at fair prices. Our recipe for success is no secret. We have thrived as a company since 1897 by sticking to our principles and being true to ourselves and our customers. We make money the old fashioned way – through hard work – where honesty, integrity, and continuous improvement guide our daily operations.

Benefits you will enjoy in the Inventory Control Specialist role include:

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Matching
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Career Stability
  • Training and Development
  • Company cookouts
  • And Much More!

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