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Sample receiving clerk job description

At [Company X], receiving clerks are essential to the success of our shipments. We count on them to track orders and accept shipments, as well as inform the team of any discrepancies or errors. We are searching for a qualified receiving clerk to help maintain our company inventory and operations. The receiving clerk will take responsibility for tracking incoming and outgoing items, reducing errors, and ensuring the quality of our inventory. [Company X] is committed to serving our clients in the best way possible, and this starts with keeping our own inventory accurately reported and organized.

Objectives of this role

  • Maintain warehouse inventory records
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of shipments
  • Reduce the occurrence of errors and lost items in shipments
  • Oversee the successful delivery of items to and from the warehouse
  • Increase visibility into [Company X]’s shipping processes
  • Act as a liaison between [Company X] and its vendors


  • Track and label items within the warehouse
  • Monitor shipments going into and out of [Company X’s] facilities
  • Communicate with drivers and suppliers to monitor the location of items
  • Prepare outbound shipments for delivery
  • Monitor the quality of warehouse items
  • Accept items for delivery

Skills and qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn new procedures and equipment
  • Ability to thrive in a team
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Basic math skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with inventory management software
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of warehouse operations and processes
  • Experience with warehouse equipment
  • Familiarity with record-keeping best practices
  • Understanding of safety regulations