Storemen are responsible for helping organize products/items in a facility, as well as maintaining accurate inventory. These individuals must be organized and pay close attention to detail and develop strong relationships with logistic and receiving staff to reach all organizational goals. They usually work in a store, factory, warehouse environment to ensure that all items are placed properly and often stand on their feet for extended periods of time; they also climb and lift heavy object on a regular basis. The use of protective gear such as goggles, hard hats, and steel-toed boots is strongly advised to avoid accidents on the job.
Storemen must work effectively in team environments with other storemen to reach all product placement and storage goals in a timely manner. They must also follow strict safety protocols to avoid issues and report their progress to the store placement manager or logistics supervisor in their company. Some storemen may be required to operate forklifts and other specialized machinery.
Those in this position also complete inventory paperwork and receive and ship items as needed, as well as check stock orders and use a personal computer to dispatch items where required. They are responsible for reporting noncompliance products to discard areas and developing good relationships with vendors, as well as performing quality assurance tasks with excellent customer service to develop brand recognition and loyalty. Storemen also ensure quality control and assist staff members with common store duties.
A high school diploma is generally required for this position, and prior work experience as a storeman is highly beneficial. Logistics and warehouse certifications are also helpful.
Coordinate with shipping to ensure all receiving shipments are moving in and out of warehouse as scheduled.
Load and unload trucks.
Generate reports on inventory balance and shortages.
Count merchandise in stock and post totals to inventory records.