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Who We Are at HunterLab

We are Associates We are Associates

At HunterLab, it’s believed that growth & success are in large part dependent upon the growth & success of our employees, who are called “Associates.” The founder of HunterLab, Richard Hunter, started the company with this mindset and we proudly carry it in all that we do today.

We’re 100% Employee Owned We’re 100% Employee Owned

Success is best when it’s shared by all who had a hand in it. As an Associate, you’re part of our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and you’re eligible for Quarterly Profit Sharing. HunterLab is 100% Employee Owned, with each Associate in charge of their own success & the overall success of HunterLab.

We’re Innovators We’re Innovators

We’re always striving to strengthen our leadership position in the color measurement technology field. Our perpetual goal is to provide customers with the most valuable knowledge and best solutions to their color measurement needs. We aim to help our customers succeed.

We’re the World’s True Measure of Color We’re the World’s True Measure of Color

HunterLab is ISO 9001:2008 certified with over 60 years of industry experience. Our color measurement solutions measure color the way that your eye sees it. Our technology supports thousands of customers in nearly every industry imaginable in 55 countries worldwide.

We’re Local We’re Local

Founded and established in 1952 in the Northern Virginia area out of Richard Hunter’s home, our office today is in Reston, within walking distance from the Metro Silver Line. We’re proud to support and strengthen our community both through our standing as a local business and through community outreach.

Benefits? We've got you Covered...

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

In the ESOP, you have ownership interest in the company via your ESOP account which contains shares of HunterLab stock.

401(k) Plan

401(k) Plan with Dollar-to-Dollar Matching and plan sponsor guidance available to you.

Profit Sharing Program

Quarterly Profit Sharing bonus awarded to Associates as finances are assessed & the numbers allow.

Health, Dental & Vision

Group Medical OAP, Dental PPO, Pharmacy Home Delivery & Vision Coverage.

Flexible Spending & Dependent Care Accounts

Set aside pre-tax dollars for qualified medical & daycare expenses for you & your family’s needs.

Basic Life, Short & Long Term Disability

Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability—all paid for by HunterLab.

Voluntary Life Insurance

Supplemental Voluntary Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage available for you to elect.

Holidays & Leave Benefits

Vacation, Sick, paid holidays & Parental Leave offered to all Associates.

Educational & Tuition Reimbursement

HunterLab offers reimbursement for tuition, educational workshops, seminars & certifications.

Health Club Reimbursement & Special Discount Programs

HunterLab offers reimbursement for part of your gym membership fees. You’ll also gain access to other discount programs.

Current Job Openings


From ketchup to Oreo cookies to McCormick Spices, our work ensures the quality of products you rely on every day.

When human beings look at an object, the first three things we perceive are size, shape, and color. Color is the domain of HunterLab. From food to pharmaceuticals, paint, plastic, building materials, chemicals, paper, and textiles, HunterLab provides the most effective instruments and services available for the identification, measurement, and control of the way things look. We are an employee owned company working in 55 countries. (We maintain websites in seven languages and 60 percent of our sales are international.)

Summary of job:

You will be responsible for providing leadership, manage the day to day activities of the stockroom, manage processes required for periodic validation of inventory and manage the fulfillment of orders for parts and accessories. You will also research and provide corrective action for inventory issues and organizes inventory storage to optimize operational efficiency and initiate actions in out-of-stock situations and ensures appropriate routing, reporting, controlling and storing of goods.

In this position, you will

  • Ensure timely and accurate fulfillment of parts for production, customer and service orders.
  • Ensure timely and accurate data entry.
  • Receive incoming material.
  • Ensure accurate accounting of inventory through best practices.
  • Serve as point of contact for Inventory Control.
  • Develop and maintains metrics for reporting and follow up on performance of inventory counts, on-time delivery and job issuance accuracy.
  • Coordinate liquidation and transfers of stock to reflect cost, age and demand.
  • Update confirmed orders with improvements/delays.
  • Manage shelf life items.
  • Arrange for delivery, assembly or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.
  • Analyze information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

You have the following attributes:

  • Problem solver - You think about what a process should be, evaluate the options and implement solutions. You love a good challenge, and you find it deeply pleasing when you contribute to the success of an organization. You consistently see clues in the data, understand and anticipate the consequences, and take appropriate action. You are excited by the potential of new technology, love to analyze problems from different viewpoints, and genuinely enjoy the challenges of a growing business. You smoothly manage through ambiguity and are able to shape answers to questions when no template exists. Your passion and determination to do the right thing results in your finding a way where others see no way.
  • Self-driven ownership - You ask questions and “come up to speed” quickly. You are hands-on, dive in, and take initiative without being asked.
  • Leadership - You are assertive yet considerate, passionate yet logical, persuasive and inspiring.
  • Effective leader - You enjoy leading and strengthening teams — and you are good at it. You are an excellent mentor who is willing to listen and learn from others. You have the ability to understand the mission and the needs and direction of the organization.
  • Flexible and adaptable - You manage changing priorities with ease and get the job done. You do whatever it takes.
  • Business acumen - You are skilled at helping make informed decisions that deliver bottom-line results. You identify short and long-term challenges and implement creative solutions to address those challenges.
  • Organizational agility - You remain focused on long term priorities while having a keen ability to seek out relevant information and decide appropriate steps to get desired results. You effectively work across departments, you build relationships, and you are known for your poise, tact and diplomacy.

You possess

  • Associates degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 4 years of warehouse/inventory/logistics experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 1 year supervisory experience in an inventory related position.
  • Inventory management with ERP systems experience.
  • APICS knowledge - certification, a plus
  • LEAN understanding - Black or Green Belt Certification, a plus
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access).
  • Ability to communicate in English effectively (written and verbal format).
  • Ability to create a work environment that supports team building and team cohesiveness.
  • Strong analytical, numerical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and pay close attention to accuracy.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple priorities and respond to changing demands.
  • Ability to interact with users, ability to listen, comprehend, interpret, articulate and define solutions.
  • Ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks and work under time constraints.
  • Ability to work as part of a larger team.
  • Ability to independently address assignments with minimal or no supervision.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, salary requirement and cover letter stating what sets you apart from other applicants.

  • Online at or
  • Email your resume to with "Inventory Control Supervisor" in the subject line of the email.

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