Inventory control specialists are in charge of managing product or company resources. They enter data on parts held by the company and those shipped to other organizations into relevant databases . They must also recognize and resolve quantity discrepancies, make quantity reports, create request tickets as needed, and prepare extensive quantitative statements that help with inventory control duties. They participate in company meetings and provide recommendations on how to make inventory control responsibilities more efficient. The inventory control specialists may help with training new staff members as well.
Inventory control specialists may work in a production plant environment or in an office setting depending on the company needs. They follow strict safety rules and wear appropriate uniform and footwear. One of their main tools include a personal computer to record inventory items and access to company databases to enter updates. These specialists report to the inventory team leader in their department.
A high school degree or equivalent is needed for this position. Relevant industry certifications, and previous experience in a similar position may also be preferred. Inventory control specialists must have the necessary mathematical abilities to analyze and process resource allocation. They also must also work well independently and in a team environment, as well as be proficient in the use of basic office software, such as Microsoft Excel.
Inventory Control Specialist Tasks
Submit annual budget reports, ensure financial standards, and resolve issues.
Act as liaison between the warehouse and customer service.
Assess and monitor warehouse transactions.
Track inventory maintenance and control equipment flow.