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Working As An Inventory Control Coordinator

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Stressful

  • $38,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Inventory Control Coordinator 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 An Inventory Control Coordinator

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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Inventory Control Coordinator Career Paths

Inventory Control Coordinator
Buyer Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Buyer Senior Buyer Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Buyer Office Manager Operations Manager
Distribution Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Agent Purchasing Manager Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Agent Office Manager Operations Manager
Logistics Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Agent Warehouse Manager Logistics Manager
Logistics Director
9 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Team Leader Warehouse Supervisor
Distribution Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Coordinator Production Supervisor Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Master Scheduler Production Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Production Supervisor Warehouse Supervisor
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Planner/Buyer Senior Planner
Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Logistics Coordinator Logistics Analyst Supply Chain Analyst
Senior Supply Chain Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Logistics Coordinator Supply Chain Analyst Senior Buyer
Manager Of Purchasing & Materials
10 Yearsyrs
Inventory Analyst Production Planner Master Scheduler
Production Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Inventory Analyst Supply Chain Analyst Demand Planner
Demand Planning Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Inventory Analyst Warehouse Manager Logistics Supervisor
Customer Logistics Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Production Planner Master Scheduler Material Manager
Supply Chain Lead
9 Yearsyrs
Production Planner Materials Planner Logistics Analyst
Logistics Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Materials Planner Demand Planner Demand Planning Manager
Plans And Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Inventory Lead 3.0 years
Inventory Clerk 2.3 years
Top Careers Before Inventory Control Coordinator
Cashier 5.9%
Buyer 4.5%
Manager 4.4%
Supervisor 3.3%
Top Careers After Inventory Control Coordinator
Buyer 9.6%
Cashier 3.9%
Manager 3.8%

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Top Skills for An Inventory Control Coordinator

  1. Cycle Counts
  2. Inventory Control
  3. Purchase Orders
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Analyzed, supervised and maintained inventory levels by performing daily cycle counts and communicating all discrepancies to Purchasing.
  • Assisted inventory control manager with allocation of resources, training, safety, efficiency and execution to promised delivery.
  • Processed domestic and international customer purchase orders for finished materials and managed inventory.
  • Analyzed inventory and production schedules and develops ways to continuously improve individual and functional performance.
  • Preside over inter-functional meetings to proactively solve challenges based on sales and customer service issues affecting finished inventory.

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Inventory Control Coordinator Demographics

Gender

Male

50.9%

Female

39.7%

Unknown

9.4%
Ethnicity

White

61.2%

Hispanic or Latino

17.7%

Black or African American

11.0%

Asian

6.9%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.6%

French

9.0%

Japanese

4.5%

Cantonese

4.5%

Mandarin

4.5%

Chinese

3.4%

Carrier

3.4%

Portuguese

2.2%

Hindi

2.2%

Urdu

2.2%

Arabic

2.2%

Italian

2.2%

Sanskrit

1.1%

Swedish

1.1%

Gujarati

1.1%

Wolof

1.1%

Russian

1.1%

Hmong

1.1%

Tagalog

1.1%

Thai

1.1%
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Inventory Control Coordinator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

32.2%

Ashford University

5.0%

University of Houston

5.0%

American InterContinental University

4.5%

Arizona State University

4.0%

Ohio State University

4.0%

Kaplan University

4.0%

Pennsylvania State University

3.5%

College of DuPage

3.5%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.5%

Florida International University

3.5%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.5%

Strayer University

3.5%

Western Michigan University

3.5%

Michigan State University

3.0%

Temple University

3.0%

Miami Dade College

3.0%

Middlesex County College

3.0%

California State University - Los Angeles

3.0%

Missouri State University

2.5%
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Majors

Business

42.5%

Accounting

10.8%

Management

5.0%

Supply Chain Management

4.1%

General Studies

3.9%

Criminal Justice

3.9%

Psychology

2.9%

Education

2.9%

Health Care Administration

2.9%

Computer Science

2.5%

Finance

2.4%

Marketing

2.3%

Communication

2.1%

Human Resources Management

2.1%

Information Technology

1.8%

Electrical Engineering

1.7%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

English

1.6%

Political Science

1.5%

Computer Information Systems

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

37.2%

Other

29.7%

Associate

17.7%

Masters

8.6%

Certificate

5.2%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.2%

Doctorate

0.2%
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