Stocker

Stocker Job Description

Receive, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard. Keep records and compile stock reports.

Stockers play a vital role in a retail store by ensuring shelves are constantly full of merchandise for sale in a presentable fashion with accurate prices. This process typically starts in the backroom or warehouse where inventory is received, unpacked, scanned and organized before placement on the sales floor. Once the merchandise is prepared, stockers are often responsible for transporting / carting it to the sales floor and neatly placing it in the proper location ensuring accurate prices. Depending on store procedures and the type of merchandise involved, a stocker may need to follow restock reports, understand safe food handling requirements and adhere to product rotation and facing standards. Upon completion, stockers typically head back to the backroom or warehouse to ensure the area is clean and organized for the next delivery.

Stocker jobs typically enjoy more flexible schedules than most other retail positions with shifts ranging from early morning to overnight positions. For those shifts occurring during business hours, stockers do spend time in a visible place in the store and are responsible for providing customer service and assisting shoppers locate items on the sales floor.

Stocker Skills and Abilities

  • Basic English literacy and math skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items, dollies and carts weighing 50+ lbs.
  • Ability to walk, stand, bend, stoop or kneel for long periods of time
  • Near vision and manual dexterity
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

Wages & Employment Trends

  • Employment: 2 million +
  • Average hourly wage: $7.91 to $14.15 depending on geographic location
  • Median wage: $11.77 hourly, $24,470 annually
  • Projected growth rate: 5% to 9%

Similar Titles

Stock Clerk, Stockroom Attendant, Night Stocker, Retail Associate, Store Clerk, Checker/Stocker, Receiver, Merchandiser, Team Member, Backroom Associate

Potential Career Paths for Stockers

While it’s no surprise that the most common career path for a stocker is retail management where wages can almost double, it is noteworthy that some carve a path into a skilled trade such as forklift driver, welder or warehouse supervisor.

Source: http://www.payscale.com
https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Stocker/Hourly_Rate

You Will Likely Enjoy Being a Stocker, If….

Often times, reading a job description, understanding the responsibilities of the position and meeting the requirements are not truly indicative of what it’s actually like to do the job. So, our friends at O*Net Online have profiled the characteristics of people who enjoy and excel working as a stocker. The results provide a pretty accurate guideline to help determine what you like to do. Accordingly, those who enjoy working as a stocker are typically:

Conventional – enjoy following set procedures and routines with a clear line of authority to follow. For example, many stores will have set restock procedures that involve printing out a restock report, picking identified merchandise from the backroom, moving it to the sales floor and accurately placing and facing the merchandise in the appropriate location.

Realistic – enjoy work activities that frequently include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. Further, those with Realistic interests tend to enjoy more physical positions. For example, a stocker may be asked to compare actual inventory received compared to the packing slip and identify and report discrepancies.

Enterprising – enjoy starting up and carrying out projects. Further those with Enterprising interests have the capacity to lead other people, and make decisions based on risk and reward, often in the context of business. Stockers are sometimes faced with making decisions on where to group certain merchandise based on the type of inventory, sales reports and which product, based on the information on-hand, will sell the best.

Relationships – enjoy work that allow for providing service to others and working with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Obvious examples here are assisting customers while on the sales floor (assuming your shift is during business hours) and working cohesively with other team members to ensure merchandise is received, unpacked, scanned, organized and placed on the sales floor according to store procedures.

Support – enjoy work where you feel supportive management is standing behind their employees. Because company policies, amount of supervision and company procedures vary from store to store, it’s tough to provide an example here. However, before accepting a job, we recommend reviewing the vast array of employer reviews available on the internet to better understand if they offer an adequate level of support.

Independence – enjoy the ability to work on your own and make decisions. While there are aspects of being a stocker that involve working as part of a team, there are others that involve working independently. For example, a teammate may have scanned all the merchandise, while another organized it and passes the baton to you to cart it to the sales floor for placement.

Stocker Jobs near you:

Overnight Stocker

Wegmans - JobID: B09AAEBFE2994C9C9D0C4AFBA7E3CF70 [Receiver / Backroom Associate / Team Member] As a Stocker at Wegmans, you'll: Unload, stock and merchandise the products that provide the customers with their personal care needs; Ensure fresh and appealing aisles and cases by keeping them clean and well-stocked; Maximize sales potential through effective and proper procedures for stocking, rotating, and merchandising product...Hiring Immediately >>
Wegmans | Sterling, VA

Overnight Inbound (Stocking) (T1874)

Target - 1200 Edwards Ferry Rd [Stocker / Receiver / Team Member] As a Inbound Stocker at Target, you'll: Work in a fun and energetic environment and work efficiently as a team to deliver for guests; Provide service to our guests that makes them say "I LOVE TARGET"; Stock, set and sell Target products; Make it easy for the guest to feel welcomed, inspired and rewarded...Hiring Immediately >>
Target | Leesburg, VA

Stock Associate, J.Crew Retail, South of Market

J.Crew - JobID: 743163100 [Stocker / Retail Associate / Team Member] As a Stock Associate with J.Crew, you will: Drive store sales through accurate and efficient execution of all receiving, stock, visual and cashwrap activities; Use visual tools and resources to maintain and enhance in-store presentation; Multi-task to jump into any activity as needed to support the business...Hiring Immediately >>
J.Crew | Reston, VA

Visual Associate, J.Crew Retail, South of Market

J.Crew - JobID: 743166400 [Stocker / Merchandising] As a Visual Associate with J.Crew, you will: Execute visual merchandising and creative direction and make appropriate changes based on store layout and product ownership; Partner with merchandise manager on all rollout expectations; Assist in keeping store forms, windows, and store standards looking great...Hiring Immediately >>
J.Crew | Reston, VA

Merchandise Associate Tjmaxx Dulles VA

T.J. Maxx - JobID: 724176900 [Stocker / Receiver / Team Member] As a Merchandise Associate at T.J. Maxx, you'll: Accurately process and prepare merchandise for the sales floor; Maintain and uphold merchandising procedures and standards; Maintain all organizational, cleanliness, and recovery standards for the sales floor; Participate in the maintenance/cleanliness of the entire store...Hiring Immediately >>
T.J. Maxx | Dulles, VA

Stocker

Wegmans - JobID: 80B965C3BBE240DFA15C8576DED8DD9E [Receiver / Backroom Associate / Team Member] As a Stocker at Wegmans, you'll: Unload, stock and merchandise the products that provide the customers with their personal care needs; Ensure fresh and appealing aisles and cases by keeping them clean and well-stocked; Maximize sales potential through effective and proper procedures for stocking, rotating, and merchandising product...Hiring Immediately >>
Wegmans | Chantilly, VA

FT-Merchandising Service Associate-Day

Lowe's - 1390 Russell Branch Parkway Se [Stocker / Retail Associate / Inventory Clerk] As a Merchandising Service Associate at Lowe's, you'll: Engage vendors and associates to meet store needs; Ensure signage, pricing information, and displays are accurate so that merchandise is easy to locate; Create visually appealing product selections that are safe, clean, and easy for customers to access...Hiring Immediately >>
Lowe's | Leesburg, VA

AE - Stock Lead - Part-Time - US

American Eagle - Leesburg Corner Premium Outlet [Retail Associate / Team Member] As a Stock Leader at American Eagle, you'll: Train, develop and coach Brand Ambassadors on how to achieve productivity standards for shipment processing, replenishments, markdowns and merchandising; Maximize visual and merchandise presentations; Keep product moving from the Stockroom to the Salesfloor; Be committed to shrink-reducing strategies...Hiring Immediately >>
American Eagle | LEESBURG, VA

Overnight Inbound (Stocking) (T2790)

Target - 2905 District Ave S [Stocker / Receiver / Team Member] As a Inbound Stocker at Target, you'll: Work in a fun and energetic environment and work efficiently as a team to deliver for guests; Provide service to our guests that makes them say "I LOVE TARGET"; Stock, set and sell Target products; Make it easy for the guest to feel welcomed, inspired and rewarded...Hiring Immediately >>
Target | Fairfax, VA

Merchandise Associate TJ Maxx Fairfax City, VA

T.J. Maxx - JobID: 719769600 [Stocker / Receiver / Team Member] As a Merchandise Associate at T.J. Maxx, you'll: Accurately process and prepare merchandise for the sales floor; Maintain and uphold merchandising procedures and standards; Maintain all organizational, cleanliness, and recovery standards for the sales floor; Participate in the maintenance/cleanliness of the entire store...Hiring Immediately >>
T.J. Maxx | Fairfax, VA

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Reference

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