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Working As A Supply 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

  • $61,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Supply 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 Supply 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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Supply Specialist Career Paths

Supply Specialist
Security Officer Technician Team Leader
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Specialist Consultant
Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Specialist Account Executive
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Logistics Specialist Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Logistics Specialist Team Leader
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Supply Technician Logistics Specialist Buyer
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Correction Officer Officer Manager
Business Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Correction Officer Officer Supervisor
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Correction Officer Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Officer Manager
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Technician Shift Leader
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Specialist Buyer
Material Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Material Coordinator Buyer
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Foreman Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Material Handler Coordinator Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Laboratory Technician Production Supervisor
Distribution Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Administrator Department Manager
Inventory Control Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Logistics Analyst Supply Chain Analyst Senior Buyer
Supply Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Mechanic Aircraft Mechanic
Production Controller
5 Yearsyrs
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Supply Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

52.2%

Female

36.5%

Unknown

11.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.7%

Black or African American

13.9%

Asian

6.4%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

63.6%

German

5.7%

French

5.3%

Italian

2.9%

Swedish

2.4%

Arabic

2.4%

Turkish

1.9%

Mandarin

1.9%

Korean

1.9%

Chinese

1.9%

Greek

1.4%

Carrier

1.4%

Portuguese

1.4%

Japanese

1.4%

Hindi

1.0%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Polish

1.0%

Swahili

0.5%

Icelandic

0.5%

Romanian

0.5%
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Supply Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.3%

Central Texas College

10.6%

Ashford University

9.0%

Kaplan University

5.3%

Strayer University

5.2%

University of Maryland - University College

4.8%

American InterContinental University

4.7%

Liberty University

4.4%

Colorado Technical University

4.0%

Columbia Southern University

3.4%

American University

3.2%

Fayetteville Technical Community College

3.2%

Army Quartermaster Center and School

3.1%

Community College of the Air Force

2.8%

Grantham University

2.5%

South University

2.3%

The Academy

2.2%

Troy University

2.1%

Saint Leo University

2.1%

Southern New Hampshire University

1.9%
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Majors

Business

32.2%

Criminal Justice

11.8%

Supply Chain Management

7.2%

General Studies

5.9%

Accounting

4.1%

Management

4.0%

Psychology

4.0%

Health Care Administration

3.9%

Nursing

3.5%

Medical Assisting Services

3.2%

Information Technology

2.6%

Education

2.4%

Human Resources Management

2.4%

Computer Science

2.2%

Computer Information Systems

2.0%

Marketing

1.9%

Communication

1.8%

Social Work

1.7%

Liberal Arts

1.6%

Finance

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.1%

Other

30.1%

Associate

18.0%

Masters

9.4%

Certificate

5.5%

Diploma

2.0%

Doctorate

0.5%

License

0.3%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$31,000
Min 10%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
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$61,000
Median 50%
$61,000
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$61,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
$119,000
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Best Paying Company
Dassault Falcon
Highest Paying City
Saint Paul, MN
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
4.2 years
How much does a Supply Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Supply Specialist in the United States is $61,325 per year or $29 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $31,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $119,000.

Real Supply Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Global Supply Specialist Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 28, 2015 $120,000 -
$135,000
Energy Supply Specialist, Growth Series PSEG Power, LLC Newark, NJ Jan 18, 2016 $84,000
Clinical Supplies Specialist Shire Human Genetic Therapies (SHGT) Inc. Lexington, MA Jul 10, 2016 $70,725
Merchandise/Contractor Supply Specialist United Rentals, Inc. Denver, CO Nov 04, 2011 $50,000
Merchandise/Contractor Supply Specialist United Rentals Inc. Denver, CO Nov 04, 2011 $50,000
Merchandise/Contractor Supply Specialist United Rentals Inc. Denver, CO Nov 02, 2011 $50,000
Technical Supply Specialist Kerry Inc. Beloit, WI Aug 31, 2014 $49,379
Purchasing and Supply Specialist Tesla Motors, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Apr 02, 2012 $47,590 -
$60,000
Merchnadise/Contractor Supply Specialist United Rentals Inc. Denver, CO Nov 04, 2011 $40,000

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Top Skills for A Supply Specialist

  1. Financial Management Procedures
  2. Property Accountability
  3. Logistics
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed inventory and financial management procedures, including ordering, receiving and storing supplies.
  • Provide property accountability related supporting documentation to the Property Book Office to ensure accurate posting to the correct hand receipt.
  • Maintained and developed positive business relationships with customer's key personnel involved in or directly relevant to logistics activities.
  • Planned, controlled, and coordinated daily functional activities relative to the effective management of installation property books.
  • Stored sensitive, classified, radioactive, hazardous potency dated and inflammable stocks according to safety regulations and requirements.

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Top 10 Best States for Supply Specialists

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  2. Michigan
  3. Alabama
  4. Wyoming
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Virginia
  7. Ohio
  8. Maryland
  9. Washington
  10. District of Columbia
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