Store: Lane Bryant
Contact: Store Phone: (503) 207-7735
Supply and inventory associates check merchandise and supply deliveries for accuracy, verifying that quantities received match bills of lading, purchase orders, and other documents. After safely staging incoming shipments, you will maintain ongoing and proactive communication with key management on duty.
Inventory Responsibilities of Stock and Inventory Associates:
Accurate tracking and documentation are key responsibilities of stock and inventory associates. By accounting for merchandise and supplies, you will enable compliance with designated inventory levels and help prevent run-outs. You will provide daily accounting and documentation, but you will likely also participate in formal periodic inventory audits. External transfers, damaged merchandise, and manufacturer returns will likely be included in your responsibilities. You will help decrease store shrinkage by researching inventory discrepancies, and reporting suspicious activities to loss prevention specialists.
Merchandise Handling in Stock and Inventory Jobs:
In general, stock associates are responsible for shipping merchandise and supplies in and out of inventory to internal locations and departments. Specifically, this means that you will pull items from storage, physically move them, stock shelves, fill displays, and use tracking and communication tools to advise appropriate partners about product placement and new inventory levels. You will organize the stock room or warehouse, and ensure that accurate labeling, logical placement, neat arrangement, and cleanliness are maintained. Periodically you may be preparing packages for external shipment.
Qualifications of Stock and Inventory Associates:
Employers will be looking for certain key qualities essential for success in the stock and inventory associate role. Strong organization, multi-tasking, versatility, communication, and attention to detail skills will be required. Your success and happiness in this position will require a positive attitude, a cooperative nature, and self-motivation.
This can be an entry level position in large retail operations which have a stock supervisor. In smaller operations with minimal supervision, previous warehouse, logistics, stock, receiving, inventory, or retail experience may be required.
Skill Requirements for Stock and Inventory Jobs:
You may be using a wide range of equipment and machines, including pricing guns and pos register systems. Training experience, or appropriate certification would be helpful and may even be required. Larger retail operations will undoubtedly employ a computer system, so a basic understanding of Microsoft programs such as Excel, Access, and Outlook will be needed. Accuracy with basic math and proficient use of a calculator will be required.
Physical Requirements for Stock and Inventory Associates:
Since this position requires the handling of merchandise, supplies and materials, it will be physically demanding. Your physical functions will include:
Lifting up to 50 pounds without assistance Bending, twisting, reaching, pushing, pulling, and performing repetitive motions Standing and walking for up to 8 hours in a row Moving large quantities of merchandise with carts, dollies, hand trucks, and other moving equipment