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Associate, Inventory Control

Job ID: 8964
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Aug 31, 2022

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Job Description


The Inventory Control Associate role is a high-volume position that will be an integral part of the Operations Inventory Control group. Providing support and training to our store employees is our priority. The ideal candidate will be ambitious in nature, detail-oriented, and have a whatever-it-takes attitude to take the job to the next level. We are looking for an individual with a winning attitude, outstanding work ethic, and great communication skills. This individual will be working and communicating closely with Support Center, Distribution Centers, Store employees, as well as the Transportation team.


Major responsibilities of the position are listed below. To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties, assignments, and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of management. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Provide support for the stores with all inventory needs and requests, including but not limited to cycle counts, multi-channel issues, researching sales ticket issues, missing and overages in gear, DC variances, delivery issues, operations process, Loss prevention
  • Oversee, maintain, research and resolve all inventory issues
  • Provide operational training, guidance and support for store personnel and other departments at the Support Center Call Centers and DCs.
  • Daily, monthly and year-end accounting for shrink accounts.
  • Travel may occasionally be required.



  • Bachelor's Degree (or 2 years of equivalent work experience), preferably in Business or related field
  • At least 2 years of experience within Guitar Center Retail Operations
  • With 1 year of experience as in store Guitar Center Operations or sales
  • A complete understanding of the stores day to day operations is required.
  • Operations experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience including, but not limited to: using multi-channel, cycle counting, store reports, shipping & receiving, repairs, dotcom processing, and general sales processing
  • At least 2 years of Green Screen/POS system experience is required
  • Versed in Microsoft Suite of programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Intermediate Proficiency using Microsoft Excel (building basic formulas, pivot tables, and v-lookups) is strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must
  • Ability to train the store employees and offer support in all areas of store operations via phone, email or in person.
  • Able to interact with professionals at all levels within and outside the organization
  • Strong organization, interpersonal and people management skills
  • Detail-oriented, self--starter, able to take on and complete tasks often by the deadline
  • Enjoy working on a team

Why Guitar Center? Here's just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave--take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

Pay Rate: $17.00- $20.00/hr depending on background and experience.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

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