Stores Person Job Profile

Description and Responsibilities 

As a Stores Person (sometimes referred to as a Stock Controller), your main responsibility will be to take deliveries and manage stock levels.

The exact role of a Stores Person will differ depending on the needs of the organisation and the items they keep in stock, but some common duties of the role are to:

  • Be responsible for receiving and checking all deliveries
  • Ensure all stock is stored in the correct manner
  • Procurement
  • Liaise with suppliers and handle queries relating to delivery and stock discrepancies
  • Keep a record of and report any frequent shortages or spare items
  • Keep inventory management systems up to date
  • Carry out regular stock takes
  • Pick and deliver products using a forklift
  • Organise and deliver goods from the stores to the relevant departments as required

Typical Salary

The salary for a Stores Person can vary depending on the organisation and the location you work in, but typically you may earn between £16,000 and £22,000 per annum.

Required Skills and Experience 

There are no set qualifications required to become a Stores Person, however, some of the common skills and experience that an employer may look for are:

  • IT skills, with confidence using Microsoft Office and inventory management systems
  • Forklift / counterbalance licence
  • Experience working in a similar inventory or stock control role
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • If working in a specialist organisation, a good knowledge of the products they keep in stock could be required (for example, if working in an electrical store, you may be required to have a good working knowledge of electrical equipment)

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