How to Hire a Inventory Clerk

Does your growing business need a Inventory Clerk? An Inventory Clerk is responsible for managing the warehouse inventory system and enter, record and update all inventory data.

Here are some tips to help you find great Inventory Clerk candidates and make the right hire for your company.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $11.89 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$19.95 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Inventory Clerk?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Inventory Clerk hire can help your business:

• Enter, document and track all additions and deletions to inventory
• Responsible for maintaining and updating all inventory records
• Establish and implement suitable inventory management procedures

Skills to look for in a great Inventory Clerk

Inventory Clerks are an essential part of a company. It is essential to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Inventory Clerk.

• High school diploma or GED needed
• Work experience of more than 2+ years’ in managing inventory control
• Good Knowledge of MS Office and Inventory management system software
• Advanced written and verbal communications skills
• Good analytical and maths skills with attention to detail
• Ability to work for long hours including evenings, nights and weekends and lift up to 50 pounds

Writing an Inventory Clerk job description

An Inventory Clerk job description should have complete job duties with brief role summary and expected skill set for the profile.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Inventory Clerk jobs, such as:

• Warehouse Inventory Clerk
• Lead Inventory Clerk
• Part-time Inventory Clerk

Interviewing Inventory Clerk candidates

To hire a suitable Inventory Clerk, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Proficiency in gathering, entering and tracking inventory control system
• Past experience in managing inventory system software
• How they’ve contributed to production and distribution efficiency by actively working towards managing internal and external inventory

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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