This position is not open to the public, only current members of CUPE 1975 may apply.

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Storekeeper (Logistics Inventory Lead)


Department: Consumer Services

FTE: 1.0

Status:  Permanent

Competition No.: 17210-C

Salary Information: The salary range is $3,248.87 to $3,899.31 per month (Operational Services, Phase 3).  The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Purpose: The Retail Services Inventory Logistics Lead supports the Inventory Logistics Supervisor in overseeing the flow and processing of a broad range of stock and merchandise into and out of the Main Bookstore stockroom, ensuring established procedures are consistently applied. The Lead is also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day tasks of the Inventory Logistics department, including Canada Post shipments and customer orders, receiving, shelving, transfers and returns.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Inventory Logistics Supervisor, the Clerical Assistant – Inventory Logistics Lead supports the Inventory Logistics Supervisor by assigning work and overseeing day-to-day tasks of the Inventory Logistics department. The incumbent circulates within stockroom and storage rooms on a daily basis and is able to lift and move materials and equipment up to 40 pounds. May also be required to work on the sales floor. Hours of work will be 38 hours / week and may vary depending on the needs of the business.

Overall, the work involves a mix of non-routine tasks with mid-level of complexity. Tasks require the application of general working knowledge. Problems experienced are more varied and the incumbent is expected to solve them within known methods and practices. Though referring problems to a supervisor is acceptable, an effort to solve problems first is expected. Communications are of a factual nature and typically occur on a one-on-one basis. They involve contact with staff and visitors with strong emphasis on modeling customer service, and contact with supervisors and co-workers with strong emphasis on factual and accurate information exchange. The incumbent is expected to work effectively and cooperatively with others and to work out differences with others when issues arise. The on-going development of team skills is also expected, with emphasis on supporting others in their work.  

Typical Duties:

The Inventory Logistics Lead is accountable for the day-to-day tasks of the Inventory Logistics department. Working with the Inventory Logistics Supervisor, the incumbent oversees the day-to-day execution of tasks that are in line with the strategy of the department as set by the Inventory Logistics Supervisor and Retail Services Assistant Manager, Customer Service. While the incumbent oversees the tasks of others, there is no direct supervision accountabilities. In addition, the Inventory Logistics Lead is the backup for the Inventory Logistics Supervisor during times of vacation or illness. 

Other tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensuring the Retail inventory system is functioning properly
  • Assists with the training of store staff. Refers on-going staff concerns to immediate supervisor
  • Assigns duties to Inventory Logistics casual staff
  • Alerts supervisor with ICT concerns and follows up with ongoing ICT issues
  • Tracks inventory and assists with stock replenishment
  • Ensures cleanliness of stockroom and storage areas and continual maintenance
  • Assists with the processing of incoming stock, unloading materials, matching invoices with purchase orders
  • Oversees the shelving of merchandise in both sales and storage areas
  • Assists with the returns process and ensures established procedures are consistently applied and assists with disposal of defective products
  • Coordinates with customer service and text teams regarding the return of used buyback texts to vendor
  • Assists with the receipt, processing and shipping of merchandise to outlet locations. Coordinates with purchasing team regarding distribution
  • Runs computer reports related to the inventory
  • Assists in setting up and arranging the sales floor for peak periods
  • Requests supplies and materials required for the stockroom operations
  • Communicates issues of importance or concern to the immediate supervisor in a timely manner
  • Ensures collaboration among staff as required to support team efforts
  • Resolves staff conflicts and maintains harmony among staff

Education: The incumbent requires a Grade 12 and relevant retail operations experience.  Intermediate computer skills and the ability to learn new software is essential.

Experience: Experience in a leadership role will be an asset.  Experience with Bookware would be considered an asset. Experience in receiving and/or stockroom would be considered an asset.

Skills:  Intermediate computer skills and the ability to learn new software is essential. Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds is required.

This position is in scope of CUPE 1975.

Please apply no later than Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 4:30pm.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Christine Smith at 306-966-4483.

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.