Stock Clerks, Sales Floor

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About the Job

Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise. Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with merchandise and arrange merchandise displays to attract customers. May periodically take physical count of stock or check and mark merchandise.

It is also Called

  • Building Materials Sales Attendant
  • Checker Stocker
  • Grocery Clerk
  • Grocery Clerk, Stocking
  • Grocery Stock Clerk
  • Grocery Stocker
  • Inventory Controller
  • Inventory Control Specialist
  • Inventory Taker
  • Inventory Technician

What They Do

  • Design and set up advertising signs and displays of merchandise on shelves, counters, or tables to attract customers and promote sales.
  • Stamp, attach, or change price tags on merchandise, referring to price list.
  • Transport packages to customers' vehicles.
  • Requisition merchandise from supplier based on available space, merchandise on hand, customer demand, or advertised specials.
  • Compare merchandise invoices to items actually received to ensure that shipments are correct.
  • Clean display cases, shelves, and aisles.
  • Receive, open, unpack and issue sales floor merchandise.
  • Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with new or transferred merchandise.
  • Pack customer purchases in bags or cartons.
  • Take inventory or examine merchandise to identify items to be reordered or replenished.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CRE.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Realistic and Enterprising environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Education Required

Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2012, the average annual wage in New Jersey was $25,220 with most people making between $16,590 and $41,380

Outlook

0.14%
avg. annual growth

During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 69,700 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 70,650 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have about 95 openings due to growth and about 1,605 replacement openings for approximately 1,700 total annual openings.