Manager, Inventory & Logistics

  • Universal Music Group
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 10, 2024
Full time Marketing

Job Description

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

Bravado International Group is the only global, 360-degree full-service merchandise company, develops and markets high-quality licensed merchandise to a worldwide audience. The company works closely with new and established entertainment clients, creating innovative products carefully tailored to each artist or brand. Product is sold on live tours, via selected retail outlets and through Web-based stores. Bravado also licenses rights to an extensive network of third-party licensees around the world. The company maintains offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney. Under the Universal Music Group umbrella, Bravado is able to leverage a global sales and distribution network from the world’s largest record company, as well as the group’s significant marketing strength.

As an Inventory Manager at Bravado International Group, you will serve as the essential link between Production departments and Supply Chain Vendors, ensuring the accuracy of physical goods and systems. This position is based out of the DC in Nashville, TN and will oversee various aspects of inventory management, including:


  • Inbound receiving and resolving receiving discrepancies promptly.
  • Monitoring product quality and ensuring inventory accuracy.
  • Manage cycle counts to maintain optimal inventory levels.
  • Handling receiving purchase orders (POs) and inbound notifications.
  • Prioritizing workload effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Managing returns efficiently.
  • Monitoring and managing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Overseeing product lifecycle management and obsolescence.
  • Managing scrapping processes when necessary.
  • Coordinating distribution activities.

Day-To-Day Responsibilities

  • Support day to day business processes in close collaboration with Bravado (eComm, retail, tour) and UML, Production and Operations teams and Vantiva Operations teams for all key business processes:
  • Receiving and put away (including problem resolution area) for normal and priority product deliveries.
  • Maintain stock reports in Bravado’s inventory systems (Microsoft Navision, AtVenu, WMS)
  • Perform inventory reconciliations and adjustments for all channels within the distribution network.
  • Investigate and resolve discrepancies in returns.
  • Manage inventory cycle count program and physical inventory.
  • Manage inbound and outbound inventory transfers in Navision.
  • Analyze excess inventory and shrinkage.
  • Collaborate with tour and production to consolidate end tour inventories.
  • Value added services (folding, bagging, stickering, rework, etc.)
  • Assist with Inventory disposition strategy and end-of-product lifecycle.
  • Process sales orders related to artist and management comps.
  • Perform end tour final inventory analysis and adjustments for Royalties department.
  • Provide backup support for other roles in the Bravado Operations teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, production, or related field, preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in supply chain, inventory management, or related roles
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Efficient in time management, planning, prioritizing, and multitasking.
  • Outstanding organization skills with ability to prioritize workload.
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills
  • Research-oriented, have an acute attention to detail, and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Dedicated team player
  • Eager to learn and adaptable in different environments.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel (V-look ups, Pivot tables, etc.)
  • Experience with Microsoft Navision and AtVenu is a plus.

Perks Playlist:

  • Be part of an entrepreneurial, global organization that values authenticity, drive, creativity, relationships, and a competitive spirit

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and FSA options, as well as:

    • 100% coverage for out-patient mental health services

    • Wellbeing reimbursements for fitness classes, spa treatments, meal services, travel, and so much more (up to $720/year)

    • A lifetime fertility support allowance of $30,000 to plan participants

    • Student Loan Repayment Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement

    • 100% immediately vested 401(k) match on the first 5% of your contribution on eligible compensation

  • Variety of ways to prioritize much-needed time away from work including:

    • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) for exempt employees

    • 3-weeks PTO for non-exempt employees

    • 2-weeks paid Winter Break

    • 10 Company Holidays (including Juneteenth and Wellbeing Day)

    • Summer Fridays (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)

    • Generous paid parental leave for every type of parent

Check out our full overview of benefits on the Perks Playlist page of the career site.

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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Corporate Operations & Facilities