The job description of a storekeeper in a warehouse typically includes the following responsibilities:
Inventory Management: Managing and maintaining accurate records of all incoming and outgoing goods in the warehouse. This includes receiving, inspecting, storing, and issuing materials, products, and supplies.
Stock Control: Ensuring proper stock control and inventory levels to prevent stockouts or overstocks. Monitoring stock levels regularly, conducting stock counts, and coordinating with other departments to replenish stock as needed.
Warehouse Organization: Organizing and maintaining the warehouse space efficiently to ensure easy access, proper storage, and safe handling of goods. This may involve labeling, categorizing, and arranging products or materials based on their characteristics or storage requirements.
Documentation: Preparing and maintaining documentation related to stock movements, such as delivery notes, packing lists, and stock reports. Keeping accurate records of stock transactions, including receipts, returns, and transfers.
Quality Control: Inspecting incoming goods for quality and quantity to ensure they meet the specified requirements. Reporting any discrepancies or damages and coordinating with suppliers or relevant personnel for resolution.
Equipment and Tools: Operating and maintaining warehouse equipment and tools, such as forklifts, pallet Jacks, and barcode scanners. Ensuring that equipment is properly used, maintained, and repaired as needed.
Safety and Security: Complying with warehouse safety and security procedures, including proper handling of hazardous materials, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and adherence to fire and safety regulations.
Team Coordination: Collaborating with other warehouse staff, supervisors, or managers to coordinate daily operations, resolve issues, and ensure smooth workflow. Providing guidance and training to junior staff as needed.
Reporting: Generating and submitting regular reports on inventory levels, stock movements, and warehouse performance to management or relevant stakeholders.
Continuous Improvement: Identifying opportunities for process improvement, cost reduction, and efficiency enhancement in warehouse operations, and providing suggestions or implementing changes as appropriate.