Raw materials warehouse specialist

Description

Raw materials warehouse specialists organise and monitor the reception and storage of raw materials in the warehouse according to the required conditions. They monitor the stock levels.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to raw materials warehouse specialist:

raw materials warehouse specialists
raw materials warehouse supervisor
raw materials warehouse manager
raw materials warehouse foreman
raw materials warehouse forewoman
raw materials warehouse associate
raw materials warehouse lead

Minimum qualifications

A high school diploma or equivalent is generally the minimum required to work as a raw materials warehouse specialist.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Raw materials warehouse specialist is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Raw materials warehouse specialist career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to raw materials warehouse specialist.

hide grader
leather production machine operator
leather measuring operator
leather sorter
tanner

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of raw materials warehouse specialist. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of raw materials warehouse specialist with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

leather laboratory technician
colour sampling technician
footwear quality control laboratory technician
leather goods production supervisor
footwear quality technician

Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of raw materials warehouse specialist.

  • Physico-chemical properties of hides and skins: The quality of hides and skins is defined by organoleptic, microbiological, histological and chemical characteristics (i.e. moisture, structure of the dermis, percentage of fat and collagen). Each type of hide/skin has specific physical and chemical properties that affect the type of tanning operations and the most suitable end use of the leather.
  • Physico-chemical properties of crust leather: The properties, physical and chemical, of intermediate leather products that have already undergone tanning operations. These properties vary depending on the animal of origin and previous manufacturing processes.
  • Cost management: The process of planning, monitoring and adjusting the expenses and revenues of a business in order to achieve cost efficiency and capability.
  • Supply chain management: The flow of goods in the supply chain, movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of raw materials warehouse specialist.

  • Create solutions to problems: Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.
  • Purchase raw material supplies: Manage logistics of purchasing supplies of the raw materials for the tannery to ensure efficient operations of the tannery and meet clients’ requirements
  • Keep inventory of goods in production: Keep inventory of goods whether they are goods in the front end (i.e. raw materials), intermediate, or back end (i.e. finished products). Count goods and store them for the following production and distribution activities.
  • Adapt to changing situations: Change approach to situations based on unexpected and sudden changes in people’s needs and mood or in trends; shift strategies, improvise and naturally adapt to those circumstances.
  • Maintain operational standards: To ensure full compliance within requirements Gambling legislation and regulation. To ensure that all gaming staff and managers receive regular scheduled training in technical competence and procedural compliance. To review and agree improvements where necessary for any Audits within your line of responsibility. To ensure any agreed changes to Gaming Procedures and processes are fully implemented. To prevent theft and fraud (external and / or internal personnel) by implementing the security control procedures. To compile accurate and timely performance reports as per company requirements. To develop a succession plan for all Gaming Staff, ensuring sufficient trained and licensed managers are available to run the department. To actively seek and take advantage of, opportunities for personal development, within the business.
  • Use communication techniques: Apply techniques of communication which allow interlocutors to better understand each other and communicate accurately in the transmission of messages.
  • Identify defects on raw hides: Analyse, identify and evaluate the possible defects present on raw hides/skins. Defects may be of natural origin (e.g. damage by parasites), caused by bad practices at the farm, in transport, at the abattoir (e.g. incorrect flaying, pre-slaughter defects, improper conservation) or generated during the manufacturing process. The classification of Hides/skins and their subdivision into “selections” is based on the nature, magnitude and location of defects. The class of selection determines the type of processing, and consequently the type of article.
  • Manage inventory: Control product inventory in balance of availability and storage costs.
  • Work in textile manufacturing teams: Work harmoniously with colleagues in teams in the textile and clothing manufacturing industries.
  • Execute working instructions: Understand, interpret and properly apply work instructions regarding different tasks in the workplace.
  • Liaise with managers: Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.
  • Use it tools: Application of computers, computer networks and other information technologies and equipment to storing, retrieving, transmitting and manipulating data, in the context of a business or enterprise.
  • Manage warehouse operations: Manage warehouse operations such as delivering orders and maintaining stock; control safety and risk prevention in the warehouse; follow plans to maximise efficiency of the supply chain.
  • Identify with the company’s goals: Act for the benefit of the company and for the achievement of its targets.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of raw materials warehouse specialist. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Health and safety in the workplace: The body of rules, procedures and regulations related to safety, health and welfare of people in their workplace.
  • Leather physical testing: Set of tests that describe physical features of leather. They include the analysis of the performance characteristics of leather, such as resistance to bending, to friction, to tearing, etc.
  • Leather chemistry: Chemical composition and chemical properties of hide/skin and chemicals used and their modification during the different tanning processes. Reactions between hide/skin or semi-finished leather and chemical products during the different phases of process and the factors affecting the performance of the reactions and of the process. Monitoring of the chemical indicators of processing and the characteristics of skins/hides/leather.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of raw materials warehouse specialist. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Manage supplies: Monitor and control the flow of supplies that includes the purchase, storage and movement of the required quality of raw materials, and also work-in-progress inventory. Manage supply chain activities and synchronise supply with demand of production and customer.
  • Monitor operations in the leather industry: Operational monitoring refers to collecting key system performance of leather production at periodic intervals or at the end of some specific phases of the leather process. This information gives a basis for observing, detecting and recording the operation of the machines and systems. The activity provides also the critical data to check the correct performance of the process and to monitor quality and throughput against product and production requirements.
  • Manage quality of leather throughout the production process: Manage systems for the customer-focused organisation of leather production processes. It uses strategy, data, and effective communications to integrate the quality approach into the culture and activities of the company and also to achieve the organisation’s mission and goals.
  • Manage environmental impact of operations: Manage the interaction with and impact on the environment by companies. Identify and assess environmental impacts of the production process and related services, and regulate a reduction of the effects on the environment and on people. Organise action plans and monitor any indicators of improvement.

ISCO group and title

4321 – Stock clerks


References
  1. Raw materials warehouse specialist – ESCO
Last updated on December 4, 2022

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