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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Warehouse Officer Job at Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Warehouse Officer

Jobs at:
Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG)

Deadline of this Job:
6th July 2017 by 4:30pm

Duty Station:
Uganda

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Job details:
Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee with an NGO status, whose Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. UHMG works in partnership with public, private, and civil society institutions to improve the quality of life of Ugandans through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions. Using the Good Life Platform as its launch pad, UHMG has employed uniquely designed interventions and innovative behavior change communication approaches to raise people’s awareness of and demand for health care services for Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria, and Maternal & Child Health.
Job Summary: The Warehouse Officer will assist the Warehouse and Operations Manager in the management of inventory and movement of products in and out of the UHMG Warehouses/ Stores. The job holder is a key member of the team, and contributes to the strategic direction of this business unit. The person for this position should have the capacity to work under minimum supervision, maintain systematic records, as well as ensuring the timely performance and completion of assignments.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Head of Stores and Operations in maintaining accurate records of all receipts and dispatches of products at the warehouse.
  • Keenly monitor and maintain the warehouse storage conditions in accordance with NDA set guidelines and UHMG approved procedures.
  • Ensure the safety and security requirements of both the products and warehouse staff are strictly adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure logical placement of inventories with the warehouse in a fashion that optimizes warehouse space utilization while easing customer order processing.
  • Oversee the receipt of all inbound inventory in accordance with UHMG approved procedures.
  • Routinely update and maintain an accurate record of all inventory within the warehouse
  • Keep track of product consumption rates and share with the supervisor monthly consumption reports.
  • Supervise the picking and dispatching of customer orders in a timely fashion in accordance with FEFO principle of inventory management.
  • Offer timely support in the supervision of the secondary packaging of UHMG products at locations of the sub-contracted packaging companies and reconcile batch wise, the returned products against delivered raw-materials.
  • Organize and supervise weekly inventory cycle counts and resolve any emerging variances.
  • Participate in the monthly inventory stock counts.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the UHMG Warehouse Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a Procurement and Logistics or a Bachelors Degree in Commerce with a bias in Logistics. Possession of a Medical qualification would be an added advantage.
  • One year of experience in Stores and Warehouse management is a must.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical products and other allied health care products.
  •  Be a Self-starter, focused, disciplined, have the drive and dynamism to work under pressure with competing deadlines, and possess the ability to make an immediate impact.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy, negotiation, interpersonal, analytical and result-oriented skills, experience in managing customers, and have the ability to discern and identify potential customers for the organizations’ products.
  • Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact, ability to plan, organized, honest, with a high level of energy and integrity, and able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Should be easily trainable, flexible, innovative, with good record keeping, communication, report-writing, and interpersonal skills, able to relate with staff effectively and work with a multi-cultural team within the organization.
  • This position requires a highly skilled person who has capacity in stores and warehouse management. The person should be result-oriented, and have strong conceptual and analytical skills.
  • The position requires a flexible and resilient person, with the capacity to perform without supervision, and work beyond the required time to fulfill the organization’s goals.
Job application procedure
All qualified candidates should send their applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three professional referees, copies of certified academic documents, and telephone and email contacts to: The Human Resources Manager, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd.; Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, or to P. O. Box 4553, Kampala, Uganda.
N.B: Hand deliveries should be submitted at the UHMG reception.