A stock clerk is responsible for managing inventory and keeping track of stock levels. They may also be responsible for ordering new stock, organizing shipments, and conducting physical counts of inventory. Stock clerks work in a variety of settings, including retail stores, warehouses, and distribution centers.

Stock Clerk Job Responsibilities

  • Receive and unload incoming shipments
  • Inspect shipments for damage or discrepancies
  • Record shipment data (e.g. dates, invoices, quantities)
  • Restock shelves with new merchandise
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of stockroom
  • Assist customers with locating desired items


  • To maintain accurate records of all incoming and outgoing stock
  • To ensure that all stock is properly labelled and stored
  • To conduct regular inventory checks to identify any discrepancies
  • To liaise with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of goods
  • To process customer orders promptly and efficiently
  • To provide excellent customer service at all times

Stock Clerk Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • The skills and qualifications needed for the role of Stock Clerk are:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and stand for long periods of time
  • Basic math skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Detail oriented