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Robert Half Inventory Clerk in Durham, North Carolina


The Inventory Specialist is responsible for managing and maintaining accurate inventory levels of products or materials within a company. This includes monitoring inventory movements, conducting regular audits, and implementing efficient inventory control procedures. The Inventory Specialist works closely with various departments to ensure adequate stock levels, minimize stock discrepancies, and support overall operational efficiency.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Inventory Management:

    • Maintain accurate records of inventory levels, including receipts, withdrawals, and adjustments.

    • Regularly monitor inventory movements and identify discrepancies or trends.

    • Coordinate with purchasing and production teams to ensure optimal stock levels to meet operational requirements.

    • Conduct periodic physical inventory counts and reconcile variances with system records.

  2. Inventory Control:

    • Implement and enforce inventory control procedures to minimize errors, stockouts, and overstock situations.

    • Analyze inventory data to identify slow-moving or obsolete items and propose appropriate action.

    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize inventory turnover and carrying costs.

    • Identify opportunities to streamline inventory processes and enhance overall efficiency.

  3. Reporting and Analysis:

    • Generate regular reports on inventory levels, stock movements, and other relevant metrics.

    • Analyze inventory data to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement.

    • Provide insights and recommendations to management regarding inventory optimization strategies.

    • Assist in the development and maintenance of inventory-related performance indicators.

  4. System Management:

    • Utilize inventory management software or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems effectively.

    • Ensure accurate and up-to-date product information, including descriptions, codes, and pricing.

    • Collaborate with IT or system administrators to resolve any inventory-related system issues.

    • Train and support employees in the proper use of inventory management systems.

  5. Collaboration and Communication:

    • Collaborate with various departments, including purchasing, warehousing, sales, and finance, to ensure smooth inventory operations.

    • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders to address inventory-related concerns or requirements.

    • Liaise with vendors or suppliers regarding inventory-related matters, including order discrepancies or lead times.

    • Participate in cross-functional meetings to align inventory strategies with overall business objectives.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; associate or bachelor's degree in a relevant field is a plus.

  • Proven experience in inventory management, preferably in a similar role.

  • Solid understanding of inventory control principles, procedures, and best practices.

  • Familiarity with inventory management software or ERP systems; proficiency in MS Excel.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management abilities.

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Strong numerical and data management skills.

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