This position will never come up on Forbes' list of hot 100 careers. For those unfortunate enough to find themselves is such a position, it is a tedious, thankless, grossly undervalued role in any warehousing, distribution, or fabrication site (or combination of the three).
The bottom line? An "Inventory Specialist" (or any variation you choose) is essentially an embellished workhorse responsible for cleaning up the messes of everyone else on site. They perform 90 percent of the actual work, and only get 10% of the credit. The rest goes to their beloved manager. (We won't even get into the pay scale. Let's just say it makes cleaning toilets at Denny's look appealing.)
Have employees who are utterly lazy, worthless, and can't bring themselves to follow simple stocking instructions? Who don't have basic computer skills and can't perform a simple two-click operation to move product from one location to another? Who can't follow standard operating procedure and create numerous systemic issues across multiple warehouses that require many lost weekends, holidays, and personal time all on behalf of the said "specialist"?
Who do you think is there for all these mandatory cleanups, rain or shine, to improve accuracy percentages to please auditors? And whose job is on the line if audit results are unsatisfactory? Certainly not yours. You can be thankful for that.