Inventory Specialist Job Description

What is an Inventory Specialist?

The Inventory Specialist will perform inventory control activities in a specific department. You will maintain accurate records of incoming and outgoing products and supplies. Through digital and manual counting you will identify discrepancies with inventory reports and provide report to the Inventory Manager for review.

The ideal candidate will great written and verbal communication skills along with an Associate's degree in business or related field along with 2 years of experience in an inventory role. The ability to use a computer, data entry systems and Microsoft Office Applications is essential. You need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds and have the ability to stand and bend for long periods of time in a warehouse environment. Experience with budget management is also key.

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Job Overview

XYZ Inc. is a leading company in our industry in the region. We're proud of our 4.2 Glassdoor rating from our employees. We're now hiring a Inventory Specialist to help us keep growing. If you're excited to be part of a winning team, XYZ Inc. is a perfect place to get ahead. You'll be glad you applied to XYZ Inc.

Responsibilities for Inventory Specialist

  • Inspect returned merchandise
  • Track incoming and outgoing products
  • Provide inventory control reports as required
  • Maintain count accuracy (digital and physical counting)
  • Updating database with incoming and outgoing products
  • Loading and unloading deliveries
  • Maintain a safety while using equipment and tools
  • Dispose of obsolete inventory as directed

Qualifications for Inventory Specialist

  • 2+ years of experience in an inventory role
  • Able to use a computer and other office technology
  • Familiar with data entry systems
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to stand and bend for long periods of time in a warehouse environment
  • Great written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with budget management
  • Attention to detail to identify defective products
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications

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