Receiving Clerk Job Description

October 5, 20123 Comments

Receiving Clerk Job Profile and Description

Receiving Clerks are also popularly known as shipping clerks and are a vital part of manufacturing, retailing, export and aviation companies. A receiving clerks are entry rank positions where in an applicant requires working under the vigilance of a receiving associate or a receiving supervisor, they require working in dynamic and evolving conditions and complying with necessary safety, handling and legal procedures for work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Efficiently following the orders of the supervising authority and reporting to the same.
  • Counting, sorting, and weighing all inbound goods and authenticating the receipt of the same in accord with the shipping note.
  • Inspecting the received goods, making note of any damages and discrepancies, and immediately reporting the same.
  • Maintaining a record of all received goods
  • Proposing suggestions to the supervisor with regard to the documentation, storage and procurement of goods.
  • Coordinating with the transporter and other workers of the organization for smoothly receiving of goods.
  • Completing all legal formalities, procedures and paper work for receiving the goods.

Skills and Specifications

  • Must have strong communication skills and the knowledge of using a PC for data entry.
  • Skills to efficiently coordinate workings with internal and external workers of the organization.
  • Good Knowledge of the safety, legal and handling procedures of goods.
  • Skills to effectively manage time and take orders.

Education and Qualifications

  • High school graduate or a GED equivalent from an accredited institution is imperative.
  • Bachelor’s or an associate degree in retailing, merchandising, stocktaking, supply chain or any related field of study gives an edge.

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  1. Abdul Rahman says:

    I am from India i am working in Le meridien Starhood Hotel Jeddah as a Receiving Cleark and Store Keeper Scince December 2011.

  2. FN says:

    Who is the supervisor that the hotel receiving clerk reports to? Can a hotel receiving also become a supervisor?

  3. Thabang says:

    Thank you this is helpful.

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