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Data Center Inventory Control Clerk

Job Description

As a Data Center Inventory Control Clerk, you will ensure that stocks remain fully supplied and that items in the datacenter are readily available to meet our customer service commitments. You will be responsible for ensuring proper inventory and all shipping and receiving in our datacenter.

Key Responsibilities

  • Receive incoming stock
    • Unload goods from delivery trucks and sign shipment notes in accordance with procedures
    • Receive orders from the central warehouse
      • Monitor delivery orders and the quantities recorded
      • Monitor the quality of goods received
      • Select goods according to the initial order
      • Input receipts into the information system
      • Highlight issues, if necessary
    • Manage backorders


  • Manage inventory
    • Ensure that stock items are available as soon as possible in order to meet our customer service commitments
    • Manage stock-outs following notification from the technicians (retrofits, temporary archiving of customer disks, and returns if necessary)
    • Ensure consistency between the physical stock and the virtual stock
    • Carry out inventory checks
    • Complete procurement orders from the Supply Chain department based on recommendations from the information system
    • Report on purchase triggers to be used, on abnormal product consumption, and on non-compliance with processes (transport, packing and packaging, etc.)
    • Anticipate the end-of-life management of obsolete products and request the appropriate services to ensure service continuity (exchangeability of products)
    • Anticipate maintenance requirements and have a proactive approach
    • Follow and enforce the stock management procedures within the DC, train teams on the best practice and highlight any issues found
    • Manage waste in line with recycling procedures
    • Keep the warehouse in a good state of cleanliness
    • Ensure compliance with the stock and site access security conditions (access prohibited to external individuals/company individuals without authorization from their manager, locking doors and lobbies, etc.)


  • Manage shipments
    • Prepare orders and packaging of products before shipment
    • Record stock intake and removal on the IT system
    • Ensure the return of recyclable components (following retrofitting)
    • Dispatch customer orders via UPS (return customer disks)
    • Load and unload vehicles
    • Archive delivery notes, shipment notes, etc.


  • Carry out additional tasks according to the needs of the department
    • Upon request from the management, perform occasional tasks according to the needs/urgency of the service
    • Actively participate in current or future projects


Required Skills and Background

  • Ability to drive a forklift
  • Knowledge of inventory management software
  • General knowledge of hardware or data servers
  • Ability to react and adapt quickly to new challenges
  • Thoroughness and organizational skills
  • Proactive, with anticipation skills
  • Able to teach others and be diplomatic
  • Customer service focus
  • First-hand experience as inventory clerk is preferable, ideally in an industrial environment


Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to handle; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl. The employee must also occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more.


Company Description

OVH US is a global, hyper-scale cloud provider that offers businesses industry-leading performance and value. Vertically integrated to own its network, server technology and green data centers, OVH US operates more cost effectively and passes these benefits back to customers. Controlling each step in the global solution allows OVH US to provide the best performance, price, security, and customer service in the industry. OVH US is a subsidiary of OVH Group, the largest European hosting provider, with more than one million customers across 138 countries and four continents. Thus, OVH US customers join a global network with 26 data centers, 32 points of presence, and thousands of miles of dark fiber.

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