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Monday, December 20, 2010

Safaricom Kenya Inventory Manger Job Opportunity

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Supply Planning & Logistics Section within Supply Chain & Administration Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Inventory Manager
Ref: SC&A_IM_Dec2010

Reporting to the Supply Planning and Logistics Manager, the job holder will manage the company’s investment in stock, ensure maintenance of stock master data, analyse stock movement data and promote actions that ensure adherence to stock policies and warehouse procedures. They will also be responsible for ensuring accuracy of stock data in the ERP systems.

Key Responsibilities
Define, implement and maintain procedures for managing physical inventory;
Ensure adequate provisions for physical security of stocks in conjunction with Security Department;
Plan and project warehouse requirements and monitor efficient utilization;
Define and implement inventory master data structures to support the supply chain process and spend data analysis for sales forecasting, network rollout and procurement;
Maintain accurate and complete inventory master data (inventory items) on ERP systems for stock as well as non-stock items;
Reduce the company’s exposure to obsolescence risk through monthly reports highlighting super cessions, obsolescence and take time-bound steps with relevant departments to reduce losses;
Manage the equipment and materials disposal process and provide necessary reports;
Manage communication and collaboration with Customers (Internal & External) and within the Division (Logistics, Procurement);
Provide user training and support, and develop best-practice reference documents for stock and non-stock items;
In liaison with the IT and user departments, ensure integrity of inventory master data on the ERP systems and manage the user access control matrix;
Provide accurate and timely reports in accordance with Supply Chain & Administration metrics frameworks.
Minimum requirements
Degree in Commerce / Business/Economics;
Business Degree holder pursuing professional qualification in CIPS will also be considered;
Experience in Oracle inventory management will be an added advantage;
At least 5 years experience in Supply Chain Function;
Computer literate, proficiency in Microsoft Office;
Demonstrate drive and result orientation;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical skills with ability to influence and make decisions;
A proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is Friday the 24th December 2010.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd

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