What does an Associate Inventory Control Specialist do?
Inventory control specialists track inventory changes working alongside retail and warehouse workers. They have many responsibilities that vary depending upon employment positions and perform duties including oversight of inventory control where they keep detailed records of any changes in inventory or production and report changes to the proper department. They inspect inventory and take note of any damage or potentially unsuitable products and return defective products back to the supplier or dispose of them according to company standards.
When shipments arrive, inventory control specialists receive and sign for them. They may interact with vendors to ensure shipments are scheduled properly and handle payment for the products when they are received. Inventory control specialists ensure the company's inventory remains sufficient and place orders when products get low, and return items the company does not need. Inventory control specialists need a high school diploma or equivalent work experience and many receive on-the-job training.
Inventory Control Specialist Salaries
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Associate Inventory Control Specialist Career Path
Learn how to become an Associate Inventory Control Specialist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Associate Inventory Control Specialist Insights
“You get a flexible schedule most of the time which is great for life’s inconveniences.”
“Payment Issues: Have had several occasions in which paychecks are not verified/approved causing a lapse in pay.”
“My first training session was very intensive and I feel like we should have gotten much more training.”
“Sr management has little to no understanding of the job duties of their direct reports.”
“Great and fun people to work with”
“Pay was pretty good and decent”
“The employer is good and reccomended for career growth.”
“Great and friendly people to work with.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an associate inventory control specialist
When working as an associate inventory control specialist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Written Communication, Sanding, Buffing, Attention To Detail, and Masking.
- Inventory Manager
- Inventory Analyst
- Operations Manager
- General Manager
The most common qualifications to become an associate inventory control specialist include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.