Purchasing and Inventory Manager

jolems investments limited Published: August 1, 2020
Ambitious Headquarters, Plot 1 Sembule Close, Sembule Zone Nalukolongo Parish,, Uganda
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Job Summary: Spearhead the procurement and inventory process at Jolems Investments Limited
Main Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing purchase requisitions.
  • Interviews vendors and negotiates pricing and programs concerning product and delivery dates.
  • Reviews bid proposals from vendors and places order based upon price and delivery time.
  • Enters price information into computerized inventory management system.
  • Utilizes online computer system to maintain raw material inventory for future use
  •  Authorizes vendor invoices for payment ensuring correct GL codes are applied.
  •  Monitors all purchasing activity and ensures optimum pricing and efficiency in all operations.
  • Analyzes raw material purchase activity to ensure minimum variances in lost product and waste.
  • Provide the necessary leadership that is associated with building as well as maintaining a strong inventory management workforce.
  • To manage and coordinate the activities of all the staff members engaged in inventory control and inventory record accuracy.
  • To execute the strategic inventory plan and to manage and supervise the processes developed by the material management department in order to align with the corporate objectives.
  • To lead the organization’s inventory related teams and provide leadership for training and development of departmental personnel.
  • To maintain inventory as required by the sales and operations planning process, customer requirements, production schedules and corporate inventory management objectives.
  •  To review the current inventory positions for the raw materials, packaging materials, finished goods and to provide monthly summary of the same and to present it during the meeting.
  • Enters required data into computer to ensure accurate item counts and for inventory purposes as materials are received.
  • Records incoming packaging and manufacturing materials (except concentrates) to ensure accurate item counts.
  • Works with transportation team to ensure timely delivery of required materials.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a BSc/ BA in business, procurement and Logistics or related field.
  • Proven experience as inventory manager or similar position.
  • The candidate should have previous experience in purchasing raw materials and packaging supplies for manufacturing facilities. The individual should have 3-5 years experience as a Purchasing Agent in a similar type of operation/industry. A bachelor’s degree is preferred in Business Administration. The candidate should have a strong mathematical aptitude.
  •  The candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word programs in addition to possessing the skills to learn the company ERP accounting system.
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Working knowledge of inventory management software
  • 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
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