Inventory assistants support inventory clerks in performing inventory-related tasks in their department. They help with incoming items, logging items and moving them to their proper location in the facility. Inventory assistants may also create orders when new inventory is needed and perform checks on current inventory to ensure proper counts. They must report any errors or issues to the inventory clerk as soon as possible. Inventory assistants typically work with other inventory assistants and inventory clerks, and they must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Inventory Assistant Tasks
Generate reports on inventory balance and shortages.
Count merchandise in stock and post totals to inventory records.
Coordinate with shipping to ensure all receiving shipments are moving in and out of warehouse as scheduled.
Load and unload trucks.