Sales and Stock Specialists

Sales and Stock Specialists

The military operates retail stores that sell food and merchandise to make it easier for personnel to obtain whatever they need where they are stationed. Sales and stock specialists perform a variety of duties to support the operation of these stores whether working aboard a ship or overseas in a remote location.

Job Details:

What They Do:

Sales and stock specialists in the military perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Order and receive merchandise and food for retail sales
  • Operate cash registers
  • Inspect food and merchandise for spoilage or damage
  • Counter merchandise and supplies during inventory checks
  • Stock shelves and racks for the display of products
  • Price retail sales items, using stamping machines
  • Record money received and prepare bank deposits

Physical Demands:

The ability to speak clearly is required. Sales and stock specialists may have to lift and carry heavy objects.

Civilian Counterparts:

Civilian sales and stock specialists work in many kinds of retail businesses, such as grocery stores and department stores. They perform duties similar to military sales and stock specialists. They may also be called sales clerks or stock clerks.

Work Environment:

Sales and stock specialists work on land and aboard ships in retail stores, and storerooms.