Local Employment Requirements
A minimum of a high school diploma is usually required. Most employers will provide on-the-job training, however, preference is usually given to those who possess work experience or knowledge of computerized inventory systems.
Local Skills Requirements
The most important essential skills for Purchasing and Inventory Clerks are computer use, numeracy, writing, oral communication and document use.
As employers move from manual to computerized purchasing and inventory management systems, it is essential that Purchasing and Inventory Clerks have computer skills and routinely upgrade their knowledge.
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There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
No experience required, training will be provided.
Inventory Clerk Specific Skills:
Compile inventory reports. Reconcile calculated inventories with physical counts.
Purchasing Clerk Specific Skills:
Verify stock availability from current inventories. Review requisition orders for accuracy. Prepare and maintain purchasing files, reports and records.
Perform routine clerical duties. Provide information on materials available.
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