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Inventory Manager

Inventory Manager responsibilities

  • Devising ways to optimize inventory control procedures
  • Inspecting the levels of business supplies and raw material to identify shortages
  • Ensuring product stock is adequate for all distribution channels and can cover direct demand from customers

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Job Brief

We are looking for a competent Inventory Manager to monitor and report on the company’s inventory. Your job is important since the efficient handling of the company’s products and supplies is critical for the attainment of business goals.

A successful inventory manager is a reliable professional with excellent record-keeping abilities. They possess great attention to detail and a business mindset.

The goal is to ensure that all business operations have adequate material to achieve their objectives.

Responsibilities

  • Devise ways to optimize inventory control procedures
  • Inspect the levels of business supplies and raw material to identify shortages
  • Ensure product stock is adequate for all distribution channels and can cover direct demand from customers
  • Record daily deliveries and shipments to reconcile inventory
  • Use software to monitor demand and document characteristics of inventory
  • Place orders to replenish stock avoiding insufficiencies or excessive surplus
  • Analyze data to anticipate future needs
  • Evaluate suppliers to achieve cost-effective deals and maintain trust relationships
  • Collaborate with warehouse employees and other staff to ensure business goals are met
  • Report to upper management on stock levels, issues etc.

Requirements

  • Proven experience as inventory manager or similar position
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Working knowledge of inventory management software (e.g. ERP)
  • Ability to accurately track inventory and create reports
  • An analytical mind with strong math skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • BSc/BA in business administration. logistics or relevant field;
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g. CPIM) will be a plus

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