The reputation and success of LBS depends upon and thrives due to the
quality of our employees. We constantly search for people who have the
skills and traits that are required to provide the level of service that
clients expect and we demand.
Working as an inventory auditor for LBS is a little different than
working for other inventory companies because most of our clients have
come to expect more than just an accurate count from LBS.
Like all inventory services a physical count is taken of the product in
the store. Product will be split into categories defined by our clientís
needs and also divided into areas throughout the store for easy
verification of accuracy. The figures are then entered into a spreadsheet
and reconciled against the clients book totals, taking into account any
outstanding issues. This aspect of the job is quite mundane and unbearable
for most people.
What differentiates us from our competitors is the rest of our process.
Other companies, upon completion of the count are finished. Depending upon
the needs of the client, we may conduct a data integrity review; verifying
transactions entered since our last visit, (sales, invoices, price
changes, and write offs) or anything that affects the inventory valuation.
We may also verify banking procedures, fuel inventory, loss prevention
controls, image and other operational procedures. We often provide survey
information; collecting data and presenting it in a concise format that
helps our clients understand their business. We get involved in our
clients business because we like to make an impact and frankly, it makes
for more interesting work. Good partnerships also build long term
However, the basis of our business remains the accuracy of the initial
- Experience with an ICAL 100R or similar inventory equipment but at
least excellent 10-key by touch ability.
- Good verbal communication skills. Auditors deal with the public
every day and often have to deliver bad news. It is not a job for
thin-skinned people. We expect our people to be courteous at all times.
- Good written communication skills. Auditors write recaps of their
audits each day; detailing their efforts at each location. The recaps
include objective and subjective information for the benefit of the
clients and need to be clear and concise.
- Basic computer experience. We currently have equipment running on
Windows XP and most of our work is completed using
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook Express. A basic familiarity
with these programs is helpful.
- Clean driving record. Is this a skill or a trait? Itís a necessity.
Company cars are a great benefit for employees but they are expensive to
purchase, maintain and insure. Reckless operators need not apply.
- Ambitious and highly motivated. Our people must be self-starters and
able to work without supervision.
- Must be a morning person. LBS operates with predictable, first shift
- An Organized person will have an easier time learning and adapting
to our process and is more likely to be able to achieve the efficiency
that we need to succeed.
- Attendance record setters succeed at LBS. Our clients expect the job
to be completed on time as scheduled. People that miss work or canít
show up on time will not succeed.