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Come join us over here at Backblaze, we're neat! Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing. If you share the same values and see a position below that excites you, we want to hear from you!


Inventory Controller

Department: Supply Chain
Location: Reston, VA

About Backblaze

Backblaze originated in a founder’s one-bedroom apartment where five people committed to helping people save their data. Backblaze provides backup and cloud storage that’s astonishingly easy to use and inexpensive. Our customers use our services so they can pursue dreams like curing cancer (genome mapping is data intensive), archiving the work of some of the greatest artists on the planet (learn more about how Austin City Limits uses Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage), or simply sleeping well at night (anyone that’s spilled a cup of coffee on a laptop knows the relief that comes with complete, secure backups). We are entrusted with almost an exabyte of data from customers in more than 150 countries. We exited 2020 growing quickly and cash flow positive, and we’ve done all this with just $3M of funding.

We’ve managed to nurture a team-oriented culture with amazingly low turnover. Our approach is guided by honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing the right thing for our customers and coworkers. Our customers are happy, and so are our coworkers: In the most recent “Great Place to Work” survey, 94% of our team rated Backblaze as “a great place to work.” Check out what our employees are saying on Glassdoor!

But while there is a lot to celebrate in our past, there is almost as much opportunity ahead of us. We are seeking an Inventory Controller!

What You'll Do:

The Inventory Controller oversees asset management for all production equipment at the data centers (regionally - Reston, VA).

Inventory Control

  • Oversee custody and safekeeping of inventory (i.e. inventory control).
  • ERP/WMS Maintenance
  • Warehouse management, labeling, locations, etc..
    • Coordinate with DC teams for physical receiving, incoming inspections, and location stocking
  • Manage inventory movement - offsite storage, inter-site transfers, work order staging
  • Report & correct quantity discrepancies found in Receiving, Shipping and all other production areas
  • Ensure adherence to compliance regulations and company policies for Media Handling and Asset Management 
  • Monitor spare materials requirements and stock levels 
  • Drive process improvement through Root Cause Analysis 
  • Improve process documentation
  • Manage rejected / quarantine stock (RMA/MRB processes)
  • Coordinate end of life disposition of fixed assets 
  • Complete special projects as assigned

Cycle Counts & Full Physical Inventory

  • Participate in cycle counts & full physical inventories for DC’s and coordinate all physical inventory activities
  • Analyze & investigate inventory variances and submit findings 
  • Submit routine inventory control related reports

The Right Fit:

  • Detail oriented.
  • Effective decision-making skills.
  • Computer Skills – Familiarity with inventory software
  • Strong Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Work Independently – must possess the ability to make decisions in fast-paced environments without having to consult superiors except on matters requiring approval from the Manager.

Backblaze Perks:

  • 100% healthcare for family
  • Competitive compensation and 401k
  • Full-time employees receive option grants
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • MacBook Pro to use for work plus a generous stipend to personalize your workstation
  • Childcare bonus (human children only)
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Generous skills training policy to continue your professional development
  • Culture that supports healthy work-life balance

At Backblaze, we value being fair and good to our customers, partners, and employees. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values. We are committed to fostering a workforce where all employees feel a sense of belonging regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, ability, veteran status, and education. We believe that our dedication to cultivating a diverse workspace not only allows us to better serve our customers in over 175 countries, but further reinforces our commitment to doing the right thing. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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