Basic Mathematics and Accounting Skills
Although you are not required to have a proper qualification to become a stock taker, some basic mathematics and counting skills will be a plus. It is possible that the sheets which are required to be filled by you at the time of stock taking are difficult, and if you some basic mathematics skills, it can help you learn and do the job quickly.
Basic Admin and Management Skills
You might be given any number of staff under your supervision and they are involved in stock taking in addition to you. If you have some basic admin and management skills, it will be easier for you to manage them.
Customer Care Skills
At the time of receiving and issuing stock, you will be directly involved with customers, and taking care of their requirements is an essential quality of a stock taking and issuing person. A higher level of customer service can help you quickly progress in the job.
Health and Safety Guidelines
Stock unloading and storage involves risk to health and safety of the staff, especially if the stock consists of heavy goods. You should know all the health and safety guidelines, follow them yourself all the time and made all staff follow them while handling the stock. Also, make sure all health and safety equipment is used at the time of taking and issuing stock.
Cleanliness and Hygiene
Some stocks are sensitive to handle and require a completely clean and healthy environment. You should be aware of all the cleanliness and hygiene principles and rules, and implement them at the stock taking and issuing place.
Handling of Emergencies
You should have knowledge of handling any emergency situation and also an ability to quickly report the emergencies to relevant departments. This also involves taking care of staff and customers' needs.