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WHO IS AN INVENTORY OFFICER?

An Inventory Officer manages the supplies and products coming in and out of a business, keep accurate counts of stored items in warehouses and sometimes stock showroom floors.

 

DUTIES: 

  • Maintaining and updating records.
  • Counting materials, equipment, merchandise, or supplies in stock.
  • Reporting discrepancies between physical counts and computer records.
  • Developing or improving upon inventory management procedures.
  • Stocking and distributing supplies, equipment or merchandise.
  • Compiling balance, price and cost reports.

 

REQUIREMENT: 

  • HND/BSc in any relevant field.
  • 2+ years’ experience in inventory control.
  • Excellent math and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work extended hours.
  • Forklift experience beneficial.

 

SUMMARY:

Effective management of inventory forms the core of inventory officer responsibilities.

The inventory officer is primarily responsible for handling the material management responsibilities that include acquisition of the material, merchandise, items, etc., and its proper distribution. The inventory officer may also be referred as the purchasing or inventory manager.

The purpose of this position is to supervise and coordinate the activities of those engaged in inventory management and to ensure that optimum levels of inventory is maintained and that it is at par with quality standards. He/she is also responsible for keeping a track of the inventory records and making sure that it is accurate.

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