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Inventory Specialist job description

The Inventory Specialist is a professional responsible for checking shipments going in and out of the company and ensuring that all orders are delivered correctly. They must also report any issues with inventory management systems or other employees to their managers so they can resolve these problems quickly.

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Inventory Specialist responsibilities include:

  • Tracking inventory maintenance
  • Controlling flows of equipment and supplies
  • Reporting to management and advising on process improvements

Job brief

We are looking for a detail-oriented individual to join our team as an Inventory Specialist. 

An Inventory Specialist’s responsibilities include counting and balancing merchandise, making price lists of products in stock by scanning them with a bar code reader/writer. You will also identify any discrepancies or losses at the end of business operations each week so they can be prevented from happening again.

Ultimately, you will be responsible for tracking all inventory to ensure our company maintains proper inventory levels for products, equipment and supplies as needed.


  • Evaluating and managing stock rotation procedures
  • Maintaining inventory storage space in the store’s warehouse
  • Training store staff in stocking procedures and product dating methods
  • Planing store warehouse space usage
  • Placing inventory restock orders
  • Communicating with store management about any inventory issues 
  • Work with management if products are missing or damaged within a shipment

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as an Inventory Specialist or similar role
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in the field
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Working knowledge of word processor, database and spreadsheet software
  • Able to work weekends on occasion
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

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