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Advanced Drainage Systems Inventory Services Coordinator in Waterloo, Iowa

At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers.

We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at

The Inventory Service Coordinator is responsible for the control, management and planning of all inventories. This position maintains organizational channels of communication regarding inventory issues and works closely with production management, freight management and Customer Service Representatives to manage and maintain lead times. The Inventory Service Coordinator is also responsible for overseeing all Yard operations.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Practice proper PPE compliance and maintain a safe working record and environment

  • Supervise cycle counts of all finished goods, resale and BOM products

  • Immediately communicate unsafe conditions, acts or injuries to Plant Manager

  • Review and management of inventory reports and related products

  • Practice proper forklift operation and preventive maintenance

  • Maintain communication with Regional Logistical Managers as necessary

  • Maintain and build job skills through company training programs

  • Review production plan/schedule to ensure service needs are met

  • Maintain communication with CSR’s and sales regarding lead times

  • Seek improvements in loading/payload efficiencies

  • Coordinate BOM inventory with production schedule

  • Reconcile inventory discrepancies

  • Monitor customer orders

  • Manage DOT stock lots

  • Manage sourcing issues

  • Monitor Yard Operations

  • Monitor open backorders

  • Review storage and capacity planning/issues

  • Seek improvements in freight efficiencies

Job Skills:

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Knowledge of inventory and supply chain management principles and techniques

  • Ability to communicate at different levels within the organization

  • Operating system procedures and reports

  • Ability to solve customer problems

  • Warehouse and stocking yard management

  • Excellent decision making skills

  • Capacity and production planning

  • Leadership skills

  • Freight Common Carrier knowledge

  • Basic computer skills

  • Mathematical skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

Educational Requirements:

  • High School graduate or better

Preferred Experience:

  • Related inventory/production experience

  • Supervisory experience

ADS supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience, and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. ADS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 2022-13559

External Company Name: Advanced Drainage Systems

External Company URL:

Street: 300 Ansborough Avenue