Inventory coordinators are responsible for overseeing the preparation and processing of purchase orders to ensure that manufacturers have the available products readily available. They are also in charge of making recommendations for restocking inventory as needed and making sure customer orders are filled properly. Additionally, they are responsible for analyzing and resolving any inventory issues that may arise. They also need to compare the actual stock inventory against the office records to ensure that all counts are as accurate as possible. Inventory coordinators also need to complete all work in accordance with company policies and standards.
Inventory coordinators work for a wide variety of company that have products. This is normally a full-time position, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the company.
Inventory coordinators generally need to have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as experience in the field. Additionally, they will need to be able to work well in a large team and be able to build great working relationships. They also need to be proficient with basic computer programs such as the Microsoft Office suite and have strong organizational skills. Inventory coordinators also must be certified to handle a fork lift and be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Inventory Coordinator Tasks
Audit shipments and receipts on a daily basis.
Work with supply groups to keep appropriate and accurate inventories.
Coordinate outbound and inbound material shipments.
Identify usage and inventory issues.
Interface with internal an external partners to meet supply chain objectives.