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Monday, March 6, 2017

Inventory Manager Job at UMEME Ltd - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Inventory Manager

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, 17th March 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Our client, Umeme Limited, a listed energy distribution company in Uganda is seeking to recruit professionals with proven impeccable integrity, leadership, analytical skills, and in-depth understanding of the utility industry to fill the following Management positions within the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Department. All positions will report to the Head of Supply Chain
Inventory Manager

Duties and responsibilities
  • Develop and implement the inventory management strategy in line with the Supply Chain Management (SCM) strategy.
  • Coordinate with procurement and user departments on materials planning and needs fulfilments, and use trend analysis to continuously review the plan to ensure it meets user needs.
  • Develop a risk management register for the Inventory Management function and periodically review and escalate accordingly in line with the Enterprise Risk Management framework.
  • Optimally execute inventory management processes of receiving, storing, issuing 8: delivery of materials to users, and support the finance team in costing of inventory within the business.
  • Drive implementation of the online inventory management system and manage the integrity and accuracy of information there-in.
  • Define and implement standard processes to identify and dispose of obsolete items in line with company and regulatory policies.
  • Continuously monitor and manage stock through periodic stock counts (and other measures) of all items within the inventory function in order to minimise obsolescence of materials.
  • Manage and continuously improve the process of dispatch, delivery and safe custody of materials at the respective stores and job sites to ensure efficiency and cost savings to the company.
  • Implement and enforce Health and Safety Standards within the inventory management function.
  • Provide leadership and performance management support to the inventory management team and escalate performance issues accordingly.
  • Prepare and submit periodic inventory management reports to respective stakeholders within agreed timelines and participate in both internal and external audit exercises, as required and take corrective action arising from issues relating to inventory management.
Minimum qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills
  • An honours Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Post graduate qualification in a Supply Chain Management field (CPIM, CIPS, CPSM, CSCP or Master’s Degree in an SCM related field).
  • Experience with an inventory/warehouse management system. '
  • At least 8 years of working experience in inventory management, 3 years of which should have been at a leadership level within an inventory management function or similar function.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of health and safety standards governing inventory management.
  • Experience in large capital projects supply chain management, with emphasis on category management.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal skills and ability to engage and communicate with internal and external stakeholders at senior levels.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, people and emergencies that involve a level of complexity and operational risk.
Job application procedure
If you believe you fit the profile, please send your application and resume to by close of business Friday, 17th March 2017. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.