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Job Title: Stock Associate

Job Summary: The Stock Associate is responsible for receiving, organizing, and maintaining inventory in a retail or warehouse setting. They work closely with the sales team to ensure that products are readily available for customers and that the store or warehouse is always well-stocked.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive and unload shipments of merchandise
  • Organize and maintain inventory in an efficient and accessible manner
  • Perform regular inventory counts and reconcile discrepancies
  • Ensure that products are properly labeled and priced
  • Assist with setting up displays and arranging merchandise on the sales floor
  • Collaborate with the sales team to ensure that products are readily available for customers
  • Assist with customer service as needed, including answering questions and directing customers to products
  • Follow all safety procedures and guidelines


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in a retail or warehouse setting preferred
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed

Physical Demands: The Stock Associate must be able to lift and move heavy objects, stand for extended periods of time, and perform repetitive tasks. They must also be able to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.

Work Environment: The Stock Associate works primarily in a retail or warehouse setting, which may include exposure to dust, noise, and other environmental factors. They may also interact with customers and other employees on a regular basis.

Salary: The salary for a Stock Associate varies depending on experience and location. Benefits may include health insurance, paid time off, and employee discounts.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Stock Associate

What is the best way to find and hire a Stock Associate near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Stock Associate applicants. Employers posting their Stock Associate job on Indeed get about 13 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Stock Associate applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Stock Associate are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 21 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Stock Associate positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Stock Associate role?
SMS has 99% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Stock Associate job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Stock Associates are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 190% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Stock Associate applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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