Receiving Manager Job Description

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Receiving Manager


The Receiving Manager oversees the receipt, verification, and stocking of incoming materials, as well as inventory control.


  • Responsible for custody and safekeeping of inventory (i.e., inventory control)
  • Oversee receiving, incoming inspections (when required), stocking, keeping receiving records, and forwarding relevant information to Purchasing (Procurement) for vendor payment
  • Manage receiving, inventory control personnel
  • Perform other job-related duties, as needed


Reports directly to Procurement (Purchasing) Manager. Works in conjunction with Sales and Shipping departments.


The Receiving Manager Job Description is mentioned in the following procedures:

Procedure ID and Name Policies & Procedures Manual
INV101 Inventory Control Accounting Manuals Template
INV102 Inventory Counts Accounting
PUR102 Purchasing General Accounting
PUR104 Receiving and Inspection Accounting
PUR105 Shipping and Freight Claims Accounting
AS1120 Procurement AS 9100
AS1160 Identification and Traceability AS 9100
FS1130 Identification, Labeling, and Traceability ISO 22000
QP1150 Identification and Traceability ISO 9001 QMS


A high school diploma is required, as is 2+ years of receiving and material handling experience. Experience managing shipping/receiving clerks is preferred.

Good communication skills and the ability to work well with others are essential. Strong math, organizational, and computer skills are required; prefer experience with shipping / receiving / inventory software. Need a self-starter who works well with minimal supervision.


Ability to communicate orally with vendors, shippers (logistics companies), coworkers, and middle management is crucial. Regular use of phone and email for communication is essential. Hearing and vision correctable to within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, receiving ordinary information, and preparing or inspecting documents.

The ability to remain in a stationary position roughly 50% of the time, as well as the ability to move about the office and storage facility is required. Using a computer while sitting for extended periods is common; must also be able to lift and move incoming materials when necessary.

Occasional heavy lifting (50+ lbs.) may be required. Good manual dexterity required to use common office equipment (e.g., computers, mobile devices, calculators, copiers, scanners).


The job is performed indoors in a traditional, temperature-controlled office setting and in a warehousing facility. Will divide time between sitting at a desk (while using a computer or other device) and moving about the receiving area and warehouse.


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