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  • Posted on: 7 November, 2018 Deadline: 15 November, 2018
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    Mwezi Limited provides quality household goods through innovative in-house credit, making household products accessible and affordable in Kenya. We do this through our established network of community based branches that assemble, sell, distribute and provide after-sales services for our products. We move some of the value chain into the communities that use our products and services, create jobs and share skills.  We make a profit so we can expand our network, provide an appropriate financial return to our shareholders and remain financially sustainable.

    Inventory Officer


    Position Reports to:Director Sales and Marketing

    Summary of Position: To support the promotion of Mwezi Solar, low cost, off-grid solar products in the Lake Basin Region of Kenya following laid down procedures as required; liaison with Sales Coordinators, Community Field Officers, Field Sales Agents to promote Mwezi Solar products; to coordinate Procurement process and Inventory Management functions to improve efficiency.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • The position holder will be responsible for preparing the purchase orders, receiving, storing, and issuing goods to different distribution sites.
    • Undertake stock management and ensuring sufficient stock availability in the warehouse all the time.
    • Responsible for receiving requisitions from different distribution sites and ensuring stock dispatch to the sites on a timely basis.
    • Maintaining the stock records, using computerized systems and the available technology for stock management and control.
    • Be responsible for preparing the reports on any changes done to inventories that may be damaged, spoilt, etc., and coordinates the purchasing, inventory and warehousing functions.
    • To maintain record of products received as well as issuance of items that are going out of the warehouse so as to ensure accuracy and completeness of the inventory records.
    • To be involved in reconciliation of physical stock with the stock in the system
    • To oversee that the arrangement of goods has been done in an orderly manner so that the stock can be stored easily and retrieved whenever needed.
    • Be incharge of stock control and ensure that the stocks stay physically protected in the warehouse
    • To undertake the function of stock taking and confirm the periodic stock on a regular basis by working closely with the designated site managers.
    • To supervise the offloading process, consignment verification and secure storage of consignment.
    • To ensure the correct and timely valuation of the inventory and to be involved in directing and managing procedures related to offloading, packing and unpacking.
    • Responsible for keeping a close eye on the movement of stock from in and out of the warehouse at any time.
    • Be involved in preparing periodic reports of all the activities in the warehouse like the consignment received, the quantity of items received, dispatches, and outstanding balance.
    • Liaise with different site managers and other departments to plan delivery of stock to different sites.
    • To develop and adopt the best operational procedures and practices for inventory control through review of the current approaches and making appropriate adjustments.
    • To continually find out any discrepancies arising in the reported stock figures and determines the root cause for the issue found.
    • Be involved in performing all the procedures and activities concerned with the management of the inventory other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Required Qualification

    • At least a Diploma in business management or logistics or supply chain management or related field from a recognized institution.
    • At least two (2) years’ experience working in a similar or related position is desired
    • Good team leadership and management skills
    • Must be Computer literate with excellent MS Excel skill
    • Highly organized and strong attention to detail is mandatory.
    • Strong leadership skills and ability to take tough decisions
    • Excellent communication with good reporting skills.
    • Should have good planning and numeric skills and strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Experience with forecasting, quantification, and procurement planning
    • Proven skills in using software programs to aide procurement and inventory management is mandatory.

    Method of Application

    If you are interested please send in your application with a CV and motivation letter stating your suitability and salary expectation via email to hr@mwezisolar.co.ke by close of business on 15th November, 2018.

    All applications to be addressed to HR Director, Mwezi Limited.

    Mwezi Ltd is an equal opportunity employer, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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