CYCLE COUNTER @ Dollar General

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Job Description:


  • Counts each pick line and storage location for items displayed in the cycle count work queue.
  • Verifies packing, retail price, and description for items being cycle counted.
  • Researches and reconciles all findings daily.
  • Troubleshoots inventory problems and reports inventory issues that require immediate attention to inventory or area supervisor.
  • Adjusts existing inventory data when necessary.
  • Completes all SBCC counts daily.
  • Completes all system scheduled counts, control group counts, and food counts daily.
  • Participates in quarterly cutoffs and performs counts with internal and external auditor when needed.
  • Programs, troubleshoots problems with, and operates radio frequency units.
  • Meets and maintains safety, quality and productivity standards.
  • Validates new items and enters information into the Warehouse Management System.
  • Assigns master strategies and forward pick location using daily wave sheets to ensure proper balancing.
  • Enters additional item description information and updates item master.
  • Researches and resolves PR pallets and monitors the PR system daily.
  • Identifies and reassigns multiple items received on the same truck with different zone identifications; consolidates all items into the same zone to eliminate pallet movement between buildings.
  • Produces velocity reports to identify high cube/volume items for potential pick zone movement.
  • Identifies high volume items to be separated to better utilize the conveyor system.
  • Communicates with the Allocations Department on the expected flow of the freight to stores.
  • Runs weekly dead items reports; monitors and undedicated items with zero on-hand quantities; communicates with the Allocations Department to encourage shipment to stores.
  • Runs and monitors weekly expired food items reports; verifies first-in, first-out dates to product dates.
  • Runs Item Integrity reports and audits to identify and resolve inventory issues.


  • Intermediate math skills, analytical skills, and recognizes trends.
  • Computer skills:  ability to navigate specific WMS inventory control programs and Island Pacific programs; understanding of Microsoft software such as Excel and Word. Create reports from data sets to communicate information to others.
  • Knowledge of UPC functionality and food date codes.
  • Knowledgeable of packing and shipping units; understanding of receiving process.
  • Knowledgeable of adjustment accounting such as net and absolute adjustments.
  • Knowledgeable of warehouse operations to include layout and types of storage devices.
  • Ability to eliminate distractions and to be able to concentrate and analyze during the counting process.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Understanding of Inbound and Outbound processes.
  • Understanding of supply chain flow.


  • Forklift/MUOP license preferred.
  • Experience in automated retail distribution preferred.
  • Prior work experience dealing with inventory or numbers preferred.
  • Educational background with satisfactory results in math; post high school education preferred.


  • Heavy lifting up to 65 pounds.
  • Exposure to heights above 10 feet.
  • Walking long distances.
  • Bending, stooping, squatting, and kneeling on a repetitious basis.
  • Cycle Counter Lead: works mostly in an office setting but will occasionally be in distribution center.
  • Cycle Counter: continuous exposure to heat, cold, dust, lighting, and noise; work is conducted in high traffic areas.

Experience Level: Junior/Associate
Work From: Onsite

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