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Head of Stores Job Vacancy in Kenya


Head of Stores

Our client; wines, beer and spirits distributor company seeks to fill the above position.

Job Purpose

To oversee the management of stores and stock in a manner that ensures the security of stored items, keeping accurate and up to date records and compliance with safety standards and ensure that there is continuous stock take.

Indicators of Good Performance on the job

  • Proper storage of stocks, maintenance of proper house keeping system
  • Accurate data entry and up to date record keeping
  • Well motivated workforce
  • Transparent communication
  • Minimum/ no losses or theft cases in the stores
  • Up to date stock reconciliation
Key Duties
  • Oversee the overall operations of the stores: stock levels management, staff management, participate in recruitment, staff motivation, coaching and mentorship.
  • Monitor levels of stock items and initiate stock requisitions.
  • Oversee the operations of the depot independently in the absence of the Depot Manager
  • Reviewing stocking levels in respect to stock items and advice the Depot Manager to ensure prompt delivery of the required stocks.
  • Maintain regular communication with operational departments i.e. Accounts department on stock reconciliation and stock takes so as to stay up to date with their material requirements and take necessary re order in liaison with the Depot Manager to avoid stock out situations.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and proper arrangements that facilitate easy retrieval within the stores/ warehouse and ensure that that safety and environment standards are maintained at all times.
  • Help in ensuring that the stores physical structures and stocks are maintained in a good condition and requisition maintenance action as and when needed.
  • Assists in identify obsolete and slow moving stock items and recommend the necessary actions, including the disposal of such items
  • Ensure stock issuing procedure is followed to the later i.e. FIFO method, first in first out so as to avoid expiry of stock in the depot
  • Ensure that losses of whatever nature for example; leakers, breakages, shortages etc are reported, recorded and recovered from the responsible individuals
  • Ensure that stores records are accurately maintained and up to date and the necessary reports are generated and acted upon within stipulated time period. Maintain and update the stock records in the blackboard on a daily basis.
  • Organise the daily and monthly stock taking activities
  • Enforce company safety rules and regulations within the stores.
  • Any other duty that may be allocated to you by your Supervisors/ seniors from time to time.
Knowledge/Skills/Experience
  • Degree/ Diploma in Purchasing and Supply
  • Professional qualification in stores management
  • Over 5 years work experience in a FMCG in a similar capacity necessary
  • Experience from distributorship is an added advantage
Competencies
  • Leadership and problem solving skills
  • Record keeping skills
  • Integrity, honesty and confidentiality
  • Effective communication skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Supervisory skills
If you meet the above requirements, kindly send us your cv detailing your past experience, current and expected salary to;

Frank Management Consult Limited,
Nyaku House,1st Floor, Argwings Kodhek Road, Hurlingham
Emails: frankmconsult@yahoo.com, jobsfmc@yahoo.com

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