Skip to Main Content

Inventory Specialist

When applying for this position, I understand that all information on my application is subject to verification. In addition, criminal background checks are a condition of employment.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Position Information

Employees hired into positions posted on or after July 1, 2016, will be governed by and, if employed at the time of implementation, will move into the new University Human Resources System. For additional information, go to

Position Information

Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Working Title Inventory Specialist
Role Title Store & Warehouse Spec III
Position Number 566110
Department Office of Research
Description of General Responsibilities

To assist the Operation’s Supervisor, with direct and limited supervision, in the business operations of the VCU Supply Centers, including inventory management and customer/vendor interactions, along with financial management of designated supply center.

The Inventory Specialist is responsible for ordering, receiving and handling products for the VCU research community. He or she will provide instant access to molecular biological reagents, disposables and equipment from 31 vendors at negotiated discount pricing with no shipping/handling charges. Specific duties include managing customer orders and day-to-day operations for the VCU Supply Center; providing inventory control; conduct regular interaction with vendors to optimize operations; and providing superior customer service to customers.

Required Qualifications

Significant customer service experience/skills. Experience with supply chain and logistics functions, material procurement and inventory control. Knowledge of storing/handling techniques of sensitive materials helpful. Ability to complete work with limited supervision and use established procedures to accomplish assigned tasks. Ability and organizational skills to handle and prioritize a high volume of work and multiple assignments independently in a fast paced environment. Must be able to work in a team environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Access, Excel and Word, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc) and the ability to collect and enter data accurately. Strong interpersonal skills and oral communication. Appreciate diversity and respect differences. Must be dependable, with the ability to change priorities in a fast paced environment as needed. Ability to work at any of the three supply center locations (on both campuses) in order to streamline operations and ensure optimal customer service. Ability to lift 20 pounds routinely and greater than 20 pounds as needed.
High School diploma or equivalent required.

Preferred Qualifications

Supply Center background/knowledge (or similarly related field) preferred.
College degree preferred.
Knowledge of VCU Purchasing / eVA rules and regulations preferred.

Pay Band 03
Anticipated Hiring Range 36,000 - 40,000
Campus MCV Campus
Position Type Classified (full-time)
Hours/Week 40
Normal work days Monday - Friday
Normal work hours 8:30 a - 5:30 p
Job Open Date 09/13/2017
Remove from posting on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Miscellaneous
Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No
Economic Indicator: No
Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No
Sensitive Position No
Resource Critical Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have supply center (or similarly related field) experience? Explain

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have customer service experience? Explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume