Inventory Manager- the Place (Smackers Limited)
The Place
Lagos
5d ago
source : BetaJob

Job Details

Location : Lekki Phase I, Lagos

Employment Type : Full Time

Job Description / Responsibilities

  • The Inventory Manager will coordinate all warehouse and outlet stores activities in a multiple location.
  • Develop, document and implement best practice inventory control and management processes
  • Develop and implement policies to ensure stock items are properly stored in all the warehouse and stores including cold chain to prevent damage, spoilage and loss
  • Ensure warehouse layout is optimally utilized by constantly reviewing layout, space utilization and materials
  • Liaise with procurement and inbound logistics to ensure effective planning of stock activities using historic sales data and adequate documentation
  • Define minimum stock level and reorder quantity taking lead time of each item into consideration. Ensure this is regularly updated in line with changes in business operations
  • Develop effective supply chain procedures and ensure proper communication between central warehouse and outlet storekeepers / accountants in terms of items transferred to the outlets.
  • Ensure adequate and timely stock accounting records are maintained for stock receipts and issuance including inter location transfers at all times.
  • Monitor stock level on daily basis and ensure adequate stock levels are maintained at all times in line with sales
  • Authorise all stock receipt and dispatch from central warehouse and equipment store
  • Analyse data to proactively plan for future needs including imported items
  • Ensure the rule of First-in-first-out is complied with across all warehouse and our stores. Also ensure that perishable stock like plantain are painstakingly sorted at the point of receipt to ensure that riper / softer ones that are more likely to perish sooner are used first
  • Oversee warehouse and store staff and conduct performance appraisal on a timely basis
  • Drive capacity building and training of warehouse and store staff including induction and orientation for new staff
  • Define and implement an optimal departmental structure to support expanding operations of the Company
  • Ensure regular stock count exercise are performed and all discrepancies are resolved in a timely manner
  • Investigate in conjunction with internal audit damage / obsolete or missing stock items
  • Ensure implementation of good housekeeping principles within the warehouse
  • Liaise with Procurement to define and update standards for inputs / raw materials : photo of standard, shape, size (dimension / weight), ripeness, colouration, texture etc (particularly for inconsistent raw agricultural products) : eg plantain, pepper, tomato, asun;
  • fish, prawn & snail etc size)

  • Ensure compliance with standards on inputs / raw materials received into store (thoroughly check, reject sub-standard items, promptly report / record, track and resolve issues)
  • Carry out research and liaise with maintenance to define and update optimal storage, preservation or ripening practices for item in store, and ensure compliance.
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum of First Degree in relevant discipline
  • About 8 years warehouse / inventory experience in a manufacturing / food industry
  • Inventory Management experience on ERP eg Microsoft Navision is very important
  • External or internal audit background is an added advantage
  • Microsoft office skills especially Microsoft Excel skill is a must
  • Analytical mind with excellent numeric abilities
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • High level of integrity.
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