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Working As A Fulfillment Specialist

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $52,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Fulfillment Specialist Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Fulfillment Specialist

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Average Length of Employment
Mailing Specialist 3.5 years
Order Specialist 2.9 years
Returns Specialist 2.7 years
Service Specialist 2.7 years
Specialist 2.6 years
Center Specialist 2.6 years
Fulfillment Clerk 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Fulfillment Specialist
Cashier 14.9%
Internship 4.0%
Specialist 3.3%
Server 3.2%
Manager 2.8%
Supervisor 2.4%
Volunteer 2.3%
Assistant 2.2%
Top Careers After Fulfillment Specialist
Cashier 8.9%
Associate 5.2%
Specialist 4.8%
Server 4.1%
Internship 3.2%
Supervisor 2.8%
Technician 2.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$52,000
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$30,000
Min 10%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$52,000
Median 50%
$90,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Regions Financial Corporation
Highest Paying City
Newark, NJ
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a Fulfillment Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Fulfillment Specialist in the United States is $52,775 per year or $25 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $30,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $90,000.

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Top Skills for A Fulfillment Specialist

  1. Customer Service
  2. Payroll Packages
  3. Online Orders
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Researched online banking inquiries and correspondence by following procedures and regulations, resulting in deliverance of quality customer service.
  • Worked directly with Fulfillment Center regarding online orders.
  • Provided coaching documentation to cross-functional areas associated with work order non-compliance and customer impacting order fulfillment.
  • Completed data entry tasks to fulfill online marketing objectives
  • Maintained and excelled in daily standard proficiency by receiving and relocating inventory products using RF Scanners.

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Fulfillment Specialist Demographics

Gender

Female

48.9%

Male

40.1%

Unknown

11.1%
Ethnicity

White

62.9%

Hispanic or Latino

16.1%

Black or African American

10.8%

Asian

6.6%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

59.7%

French

9.7%

Mandarin

5.6%

Chinese

4.2%

German

4.2%

Russian

4.2%

Bulgarian

1.4%

Turkish

1.4%

Cantonese

1.4%

Carrier

1.4%

Polish

1.4%

Korean

1.4%

Italian

1.4%

Hmong

1.4%

Croatian

1.4%
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Fulfillment Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.3%

Utah Valley University

11.1%

Broward College

7.1%

Harrisburg Area Community College - Harrisburg

6.6%

Strayer University

6.2%

Brigham Young University

5.3%

Pennsylvania State University

4.0%

Columbus State Community College

4.0%

Ashford University

3.5%

University of Texas at Austin

3.5%

Truckee Meadows Community College

3.5%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.5%

South University

3.5%

Florida Atlantic University

3.1%

University of North Texas

3.1%

University of Connecticut

3.1%

Kennesaw State University

3.1%

Manchester Community College

3.1%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2.7%

Virginia Commonwealth University

2.7%
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Majors

Business

30.6%

Psychology

6.4%

Communication

5.7%

Accounting

5.5%

General Studies

5.0%

Criminal Justice

4.7%

Management

4.4%

Marketing

4.1%

Health Care Administration

3.6%

Graphic Design

3.4%

Finance

3.2%

Nursing

2.9%

Medical Assisting Services

2.9%

Sociology

2.9%

Computer Science

2.7%

English

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.5%

Computer Information Systems

2.5%

Legal Support Services

2.2%

Human Resources Management

2.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.7%

Other

30.0%

Associate

16.1%

Masters

7.1%

Certificate

4.9%

Diploma

2.4%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.2%
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