Are you an analytical person who wants to figure out the root cause of an issue and solve the problem? A job as a warehouse inventory specialist may be right for you.
A warehouse inventory specialist’s goal is to ensure accuracy of inventory within the warehouse and within its software systems. They are the main points of contact for warehouse operations when inventory problems arise. Warehouse inventory specialists are responsible for maintaining inventory control, resolving inventory issues, and ensuring that inventory counts remain accurate. They also identify inventory control process issues and coordinate with inventory control managers to implement process improvements.
Warehouse Inventory Specialist Job Description
A Warehouse Inventory Specialist’s daily duties can include:
- Overseeing inventory organization
- Performing inventory audits
- Researching inventory overages and shortages
- Managing deliveries
- Using WMS and enterprise resource planning software to accurately reflect inventory
A Warehouse Inventory Specialist may also act as liaison to purchasing regarding purchase orders and delivery timetables. They will also perform any other warehouse duties as needed, in support of the inventory manager.
Warehouse Inventory Specialist Job Requirements & Qualifications
A warehouse inventory specialist’s role requires teamwork within warehouse operations, supply chain, and finance teams. Requirements for a position as Inventory Specialist may include:
- High school diploma or GED equivalent
- 1-3 years of previous inventory control experience
- Microsoft Excel, Access, or other related software experience
- WMS & ERP experience
- Associates Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management
During an interview, the hiring manager will want to observe an understanding of warehouse operations and inventory control processes. They’ll be looking for candidates with the ability to multitask, have attention to detail, the ability to learn quickly, and can cope under the pressure of deadlines. If you can demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, and influencing skills, that will set you apart from the crowd.
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