Job Summary

A grocery and liquor store, with an in-store coffee shop in Westlands, Nairobi is looking for a procurement and inventory manager to overlook the timely acquisition, management and distribution of its inventory.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Senior level
Experience Length: Minimum 7 years

Job Description/Responsibilities:
•    Conducting product research and sourcing new suppliers and vendors.
•    Sourcing materials, goods, products, and services and negotiating the best or most cost-effective contracts and deals.
•    Ensuring and determining timely ordering, receipts of deliveries, quantity, quality and stock transfers.
•    Inspecting stock and reporting any faulty items or inconsistencies immediately.
•    Updating and maintaining records of all orders, payments, invoices, deliveries, returns, ETR issuance, transfers, etc.
•    Forecasting upcoming demand and ensuring zero stockouts.
•    Optimal inventory management, ensuring the right inventory turns ratio and minimal product losses or damages.
•    Ensuring adequate safety procedures in the store, keeping the store clean and tidy, organizing the store to enable easy access to products.
•    Ensuring proper monitoring and accountability for stocks in line with the laid down policy and procedures.
•    Managing the process of conducting timely stock-takes and updating systems as per the stock-take schedule.
•    Coordinating with the delivery team to follow up on delays or orders that have been rescheduled.
•    Organizing and preparing timely deliveries and/or returns to different points of sales in a timely fashion.
•    Liaising with the accounts office with regards to payments of all the invoices.
•    Establishing and delivering excellent supplier, vendor and customer relationship at all times.
•    Conducting market research to keep abreast of emerging trends and business opportunities.

Job Requirements:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in procurement, supply chain, logistics, or a related field may be required.
•    Proven work experience of at least 7 years in procurement and inventory management.
•    Proficiency in the relevant management software programs.
•    Superb written and verbal communication and negotiation skills.
•    Excellent leadership, organizational and planning skills.
•    The ability to identify market trends and make decisions in a high-stress environment.
•    Excellent networking and time management skills.

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