STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION
Salary Group A18
Class No. 1915
INVENTORY AND STORE SPECIALIST V
Performs highly advanced (senior-level) inventory and/or retail sales work. Work involves overseeing store or warehouse operations; displaying and selling merchandise; and ensuring compliance with established security requirements, loss prevention controls, and procedures. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Oversees store or warehouse operations, including stocking and issuing materials, equipment, supplies, merchandise, or other inventory.
Oversees the receipt of inventory or retail merchandise shipments and the loading and unloading of stock and merchandise.
Oversees inventories on stock and merchandise, prepares and reviews inventory control records and reports, and monitors inventory databases.
Oversees the disposal of surplus property or spoiled products and the arrangement and rotation of merchandise.
Oversees the pricing and identification of merchandise according to agency policies and procedures, ensures shelves and store merchandise are appropriately stocked, and provides assistance to customers in finding products and making selections.
Develops inventory control program guidelines and policies, reconciles inventory records with asset accounting records, and resolves inventory reporting discrepancies.
Reviews and maintains accounting records of purchases, assigns inventory numbers to items, and monitors inventory and stock control records following loss prevention and agency guidelines.
Reviews estimates and requests for supply and merchandise replenishment and approves purchase orders.
Records sales and collects cash, receipts, and coupons according to established guidelines and fiscal control procedures for retail environments.
Reviews mark-ups on merchandise and ensures merchandise is correctly priced and displayed.
Reviews property management procedures, policies, and controls and recommends improvements.
Monitors the preparation of food in a retail store environment and ensures adherence to state food-handling and sanitation standards.
Negotiates with vendors to secure competitive pricing for merchandise and other stock.
May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
Performs related work as assigned.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Experience and Education
Experience in property accounting, retail sales, and inventory management work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent, supplemented by business management or accounting coursework, is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of warehousing methods and procedures, of inventory and stock control record keeping, of retail sales practices and procedures, of customer service, of standard business practices, of merchandising, and of cost management practices.
Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.
Ability to transfer stock from one location to another; to review warehouse and store operations for compliance; to follow prescribed store and inventory control standards; to communicate effectively; and plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.
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