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Purchasing and inventory clerks process purchasing transactions and maintain inventories of materials, equipment and stock. They are employed by retail and wholesale establishments, manufacturing companies, government agencies and other establishments.
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- Review requisition orders for accuracy and verify that materials, equipment and stock are not available from current inventories
- Source and obtain price quotations from catalogues and suppliers and prepare purchase orders
- Calculate cost of orders and charge or forward invoices to appropriate accounts
- Process purchases within purchasing authority
- Contact suppliers to schedule deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed deliveries and other problems
- Prepare and maintain purchasing files, reports and price lists.
- Monitor inventory levels as materials, equipment and stock are issued, transferred within an establishment or sold to the public using manual or computerized inventory systems
- Compile inventory reports, recording the quantity, type and value of materials, equipment and stock on hand, using manual or computerized inventory systems
- Prepare requisition orders to replenish materials, equipment and stock
- Maintain stock rotation and dispose of and account for outdated stock
- Enter data for production scheduling, stock replenishment/relocation and inventory adjustments
- Reconcile physical inventories with computer counts.
Outlook & Prospects for Purchasing and Inventory Clerks in Moncton--Richibucto Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Purchasing and Inventory Clerks finding employment are considered to be good in the local area.
Job opportunities in this occupation can be found in these industries: wholesale trade, retail trade, and public administration. The many similarities between the tasks associated with this job and those associated with NOC 1471 should be taken into account when job hunting. Job openings come up on a regular basis, especially for inventory clerks. Turnover is high in this occupation. Employment opportunities in this area will continue to be affected by the increasing use of computers and automated equipment, which is expected to have a negative impact on demand for workers. For example, computers and automated equipment can easily carry out such tasks as monitoring inventory levels and preparing reports. Also, larger retail store chains are progressively eliminating local buying departments and centralizing this task at the head office level.
Employment opportunities for Purchasing and Inventory Clerks may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of NB or in other provinces across the country.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- According to the Archbishop of Moncton, Monsignor Valéry Vienneau, the archdiocese will sell its diocesan centre in Dieppe because of budgetary constraints. This will result in the sale of the building and land and in the reduction of its personnel. Of the 19 existing positions 5 will be eliminated. The archdiocese will retain 5 full-time and 9 part-time positions, which will be transferred to other locations within the archdiocese.
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- A new eight-story building comprising of 78 units, including condos, apartments and commercial space, is to be constructed on the corner of Wesley, Queen and Lester streets in downtown Moncton. Construction is expected to start this Fall, with completion estimated within 18 months.
- A dyslexia support group plans to open a Help Centre in Dieppe this Fall employing five specialists in learning disorders. The Association sud-est Dyslexie-Action is planning to finance their project by launching a fundraising campaign to raise $200,000 to open the Centre.
- The mayor of Dieppe and the minister of Transportation and Infrastructure announced the creation of a partnership to invest $1.5M to improve Dieppe Boulevard and Acadie Avenue. The provincial government will invest $550,000 for Dieppe Boulevard and $200,000 for repaving Acadie Avenue in the Chartersville marsh area. This is the first phase of a two-year $2.25M project to improve these two main roads. The work will begin this summer.
- The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will allow lobster fishermen in Northern New Brunswick to begin the season a day early on Monday April 29th. This applies to Lobster Fishing Area 23, which covers the area from Campbellton to Escuminac.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- The Shediac Lobster Shop, a lobster processing and retail outlet, is undertaking renovations to their Shediac Main Street location. The business employs about 200 workers and will open their newly renovated location on May 29.
- The St. Louis Bar and Grill located at 1405 Mountain Road in Moncton opened April 10th
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- The Greater Moncton area, which encompasses the cities of Memramcook and Dieppe, has seen the combined value of residential and non-residential construction increase for the past two years reaching $256.6 million last year. The area has experienced increases in both residential construction and the development of some large retail outlets.
- The City of Moncton will be hiring 56 workers during the spring cleanup in May. The City expects to pick up an additional 3 million pounds of extra trash during the cleanup month.
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