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Sample stocker job description

As one of the largest retailers in the world, [Company X] relies on the efficiency and effectiveness of stockers. From warehouse to sales floor, these professional multitaskers bring their focus and strength to this vital role. We’re currently seeking another member for our growing team in [Location X], where the stocker will handle the receiving, storing, and shelving of various goods and products. The ideal candidate is exceptionally detail-oriented and able to track multiple concurrent activities. The stocker will be responsible for inventory accuracy, assembly quality, and tracking with software. The most successful stockers have a talent for enticing customers to purchase based on product display.

Objectives of this role

  • Follow company procedures and standards for stocking in store location
  • Handle inventory with care and attention to detail
  • Adhere to regulatory requirements for workplace safety
  • Follow company safety policies and procedures, and encourage other stockers to do the same
  • Ensure that every order is received and placed carefully


  • Complete tasks such as sorting, picking, stocking, staging, and transporting of goods
  • Load and unload goods to and from designated storage area, such as rack, shelf, or vehicle
  • Verify product count is correct for each package
  • Stock and maintain displays, ensuring products are clean and properly organized, labeled, and rotated
  • Assign items with marking codes, prices, and stock numbers
  • Collaborate with warehouse managers to review and analyze productivity and to discuss loss prevention

Required skills and qualifications

  • Age 18 or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Basic knowledge of stocking procedures
  • Excellent computer skills and attention to detail

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Ability to communicate in more than one language
  • License to operate forklift