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Hy-Vee Food Stores Inventory Clerk - Fresh Commissary - Full Time in Ankeny, Iowa

Job Title: Inventory Clerk

Location: Fresh Commissary Revision Date: 09/18

General Function:

Works with management, buyers, and production crews to maintain a fresh, stocked, rotated supply of ingredients and supplies needed to produce and ship our orders.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintains an accurate inventory of ingredients as well as finished products and supplies on a daily basis .

  • Uses Process Pro software program to manage P.O.S and inventory levels.

  • Helps to implement and maintain an inventory storage system supported by Process Pro using FIFO, and product consolidation.

  • Responsible for ensuring all warehouse and work areas are clean and organized using 5-S

  • Ability to use RF scanners for inventory, pulling customer orders and moving products accurately.

  • Conducts all activities in a safe manner, follows GMP’s and adhere to department SOP’s

  • Reports to work when scheduled and on time.

  • Maintains a positive attitude; creates an atmosphere of friendliness and fun through flexibility and teamwork.

  • Follows all food safety procedures.

  • Adheres to company policies and individual center guidelines.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Fills in for department employees in all areas as needed.

  • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as needed.

  • Helps in Lean events and employee functions as needed.

Education/Experience Required to Perform Job:

  • High school education or equivalent

  • At least one year of production experience or warehouse experience.

  • Some computer experience necessary.

  • Previous experience working in a food manufacturing environment a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; exert up to 20 pounds of force frequently; and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Must be able to be on feet (standing and walking) for 6-8 hours a day.

  • Visual requirements include vision from less than 20 inches to more than 20 feet with or without correction, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions:

  • The duties of this position are performed mostly in the production area which is wet and refrigerated (@38 degrees).

  • Frequent deadlines exist while handling multiple tasks.

  • Flexibility may be needed in hours and days to meet shipping and receiving deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to use logical or scientific thinking to solve problems and with several abstract and concrete variables.

Equipment Used to Perform Job:

Pallet jack, Photocopier, telephone, two way radio, RF scanner and calculator. Computer and process software.


Has daily contact with customers, employees and suppliers/vendors. Has occasional contact with federal or state regulatory agencies regarding inspections.