An inventory clerk assists in overseeing and maintaining a store’s supply of products and equipment. An inventory clerk job description involves keeping track of all products and supplies, ensuring that stock is organized, and assisting in the unloading and processing deliveries.
An inventory clerk will keep count of products and supplies, ensuring company inventory remains balanced, restock supplies, assists in maintaining inventory records, and provides customer assistance as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities of an Inventory Clerk
•Counts store inventory for official store records.
•Maintains logs of all products and supplies.
•Checks actual store inventory against computerized records.
•Reports any discrepancies in inventory records to the manager.
•Receives store deliveries.
•Assists in unloading inventory from delivery truck.
•Organizes inventory in stock room.
•Restocks merchandise on sales floor as necessary.
•Files all delivery and inventory receipts.
•Uses inventory software to keep track of orders, returns, and supply.
•Writes up inventory reports detailing any overstock or missing items.
•Presents inventory reports when needed.
•Ensures that stock room is clean and well organized.
•Moves and restructures organization of stockroom to make space for new inventory.
•Assists in cleaning and organizing the store upon closing.
•Pulls any defective or expired merchandise for return.
•Packs up items for return and creates the necessary documentation.
•Submits orders for replenishment of inventory.
•Reviews delivery and receiving documents for accuracy.
•Assists customers on the sales floor in locating items.
•Assists the manager in devising new ways to reduce shrink and maintain inventory control.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
•Demonstrates strong organizational and communication skills.
•Pays close attention to detail and possess strong analytical skills.
•Possesses physical strength necessary to lift boxes and other heavy items on a regular basis.
•Is capable of using computer inventory software.
•Exhibits ability to read and interpret inventory reports, sales reports, and delivery documents.
•Demonstrates strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
•Works well with a team.
•Manages time efficiently.
•Possesses broad knowledge of the range of store products and services especially in the agricultural sector.
•Is capable of employing basic math skills.
•Communicates clearly and effectively.
•Demonstrates professional and polite demeanor with customers.
Education and Experience
•High school diploma or equivalent is required.
•Experience in retail and/or inventory sector is preferred.
•Company-specific training prior to start-date is required.
•Working hours are split between the stock room and the sales floor.
•Additional time may be spent in a store office processing paperwork and using computerized inventory software.
•Physical labor, specifically the lifting of heavy items and deliveries, is required on a daily basis.