Inventory Planner - REQ77411 in Clifton, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 9/24/2021

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    1 Insights Drive
    Clifton, NJ
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Job Description

JOB TITLE: Inventory Planner


LOCATION: Clifton, New Jersey


SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM plus Saturday rotation

Look for more than answers. Patients and Physicians rely on our
diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope. 

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you
can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve. 

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and
development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.


The Inventory Planner performs inventory and cycle counts and replenishes supply carts. The incumbent actively supports and complies with all company and departmental policies and procedures.


  • Count items on carts to establish current inventory and enter information into Materials Management software system.

  • Run pick tickers and pull items from designated stocking area(s) to replenish cart inventory.

  • Replenish cart items according to predetermined stocking levels.

  • Rotate stock according to lot numbers and expiration date to ensure proper stock rotation and use prior to expiration, while minimizing lot number changes.

  • Report any inventory discrepancies, backorders, low supply levels, damaged goods, short dated materials (less than 30 days shelf life remaining), etc. to Warehouse Materials Analyst and/or Warehouse Manager for reconciliation.

  • Assist in managing phase in/phase out of items to minimize/eliminate waste.

  • Act as liaison between the end user and the Materials Analyst to maintain accurate and timely lines of communication.

  • Assist in cycle and full physical inventory as needed in the departments as wells as the warehouse and client supply areas.

  • Assist in preparation and distribution of reports as needed.

  • Comply with all applicable and current Materials and Services Management, Human Resources, Employee Health and Safety, Compliance, OSHA, CLIA, etc. policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as required.


-Ability to lift up to seventy (70) pounds.

-Ability to operate materials handling equipment as needed (pallet jack, etc.)

-Minimum of High School diploma or GED.

-Minimum of one (1) year experience in warehouse/store room desired.

-Basic knowledge of inventory control system desired.

-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, excel, etc.) helpful but not required.

-With valid driver's license and the ability to drive a motor vehicle (non-commercial truck, car, van, etc.) helpful but not required.

-Basic understanding of mathematics skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

-Good communication and problem solving skills.

-Demonstrate Good record keeping skills.

-Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

-Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

-Ability to operate a computer, printer and bar code scanner.