The Stock Associate role is responsible for managing the inventory of a retail store. This includes receiving and stocking merchandise, as well as organizing and maintaining the stockroom. The Stock Associate must be able to lift heavy boxes and operate a forklift (if necessary). They must also have excellent customer service skills in order to assist customers who are looking for specific items.

Stock Associate Job Responsibilities

  • Receive and unload products from incoming trucks
  • Inspect products for damage or defects
  • Restock shelves with new inventory
  • Organize stockroom according to company standards
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment


  • To receive and check in merchandise
  • To stock shelves with merchandise
  • To keep the sales floor clean and organized
  • To help customers find what they are looking for
  • To provide excellent customer service

Stock Associate Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • The skills and qualifications needed for the role of Stock Associate typically include:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and stand for long periods of time
  • Basic math skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work well under pressure