Fender is hiring a

Sr. Inventory Control Analyst


Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is a world-famous brand with offices across the globe. Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument; it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.

We are searching for a Senior Inventory Control Analyst to join our Finance team. In this role, you will monitor the existing inventory processes by analyzing transactions to identify and resolve inventory variances, conduct inventory spot checks and audits, record inventory transactions, and create reports for management. You will be responsible for ensuring policies and procedures are properly designed, testing the effectiveness of controls, and making recommendations for improvements. This position will be instrumental in process improvements, and reviewing inventory performance against targets, benchmarks, and service agreements.

Essential functions:

  • Monitor inventory movements in the ERP system (SAP), track orders, and define and investigate problems.
  • Collaborate with internal employees to influence the development and implementation of procedures and processes designed to innovate and improve the overall effectiveness of inventory control and inventory management.
  • Daily manage shared email box by responding to general inquiries and supporting inventory processes as needed.
  • Conduct process and data audits to ensure control effectiveness and find efficiencies.
  • Document corporate policy, standard operating procedures, and create workflows to ensure the overall effectiveness of inventory control and inventory management.
  • Maintain an accurate daily record of goods received, goods issued, and/or shipments processed by reconciling the 3PLs WMS and SAP inventory records.
  • Supports process improvements by identifying and reporting the risk of errors within the inventory control system.
  • Collaborate with our third-party logistics and internal employees to ensure data integrity and accuracy when recording inventory movements; goods issued and goods receipts.
  • Investigate and report shipping and receiving shortages, overages, damages, and mis-shipments.
  • Monitor the inventory management system to find the root cause of problems and identify appropriate solutions.
  • Responsible for multiple projects with a focus on critical deadlines.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably with an emphasis in Business, Finance, Accounting, Operations, or related field of study.
  • 3 – 5 years of related experience in the fields of Audit, Accounting, Financial Analysis, Risk Management, Supply Chain, or Inventory Management and Controls.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental business processes, risks, inventory controls, and accounting requirements preferred.
  • Able to work cross-functionally, and across regions/geographies, to build strong interpersonal relationships across the organization.
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Professional (Excel, Outlook, and Word is a must).
  • SAP or equivalent ERP system experience preferred.
  • High attention to detail and good organization skills.
  • Outstanding customer service and problem-solving skills.

About Fender Musical Instruments:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Presonus®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel®, Bigsby®, and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Fender is required by law in certain jurisdictions to include a pay scale in the job posting for this position.  “Pay scale” means the salary or hourly wage range that Fender reasonably expects to pay for this position; it is neither a promise nor a guarantee of the compensation that the successful candidate will receive.  The pay scale for this position takes into account the wide range of factors that Fender considers in making compensation decisions, including, without limitation: skill set, experience, and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.  If this is a remote position, the pay scale disclosed herein may be adjusted further based upon the applicable geographic differential associated with the location from which the successful candidate will work.  Please note that it is not typical for a Fender employee to be at or near the top of the pay scale for their role – especially as a new hire – and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.  Subject to the foregoing, the current pay scale for this position is $59,266 - $118,533 per year.

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