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Career Opportunities in Rift Valley Railways, Nairobi, Kenya

Rift Valley Railways (RVR) Ltd is in the middle of a Ksh. 25 Billion (USD.287M) turnaround process with major investments going towards expanding and modernizing the fleet, improving rail infrastructure, introducing high-end technology with a vision of becoming the premier rail and logistics provider.
 
Exciting career opportunities in Supply Chain department has risen and we now seek to recruit a strategic, committed & results driven   
 

Warehouse / Stores Officer 
1 Post

Purpose:
 To ensure the effective flow and storage of goods to ensure effective   inventory control with accuracy.

Key Duties / Responsibilities
  • Offloading, verification, put-away and issue and of materials.
  • Compiling records of supply transactions.
  • Verifying that supplies received are listed on purchase orders and invoices.
  • Counting and verification of inventory.
  • Updating inventory records within the prescribed computerized inventory system (SAP).
  • Handle all users’ requests and issue materials as per the agreed issuing schedule and procedures and using the appropriate documentation.
  • Maintain manual ledgers parallel to the SAP database as a long term control tool.
  • Ensure stores cleanliness, organization and housekeeping at all times.
  • Ensure the safety of the stores e.g. safekeeping of the keys; ensure fire extinguishers are working, etc.
  • Liaise with all users for the items received from suppliers to ensure that the right items have been delivered.
  • Archiving the old files kept in stores.
  • Receive/crosscheck all goods purchased and raise the Goods Received Note (GRN) against Purchase Order as evidence that goods have been delivered.
  • All the GRN Shall be crosschecked and approved by the store supervisor before the items are transferred to stores.
  • Maintain all stocks with the highest degree of care, integrity, and honesty and in the most transparent manner.
  • Ensure goods/services received are of the right quality and that the quantity as described on the Purchase Order.
  1. Reporting of re-order level for frequently consumed items.
  2. Prepare stock report on weekly basis for review by store supervisor.
  3. Any other duty that may be assigned.
Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Degree/Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies or any other business related field.
  • 3-4 years’ experience in a similar field.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • Quality conscious and keen attention to detail.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Good communication skills both written and spoken.
Main Internal Contacts:

Customers
  • All company departments.
Suppliers
  • Materials Management (Materials Planners).
  • Category buying officers.
Key Performance Indicators
  • Stock accuracy.
  • Cycle count stock accuracy.
  • Rate of closing reservations.
  • Receiving cycle time.

Warehouse / Stores Coordinator

1 Post

Purpose:
 Be responsible to implement and sustain an effective inventory management system which is customer oriented, flexible and responsive. 

This position is responsible for all material receipt, storage, handling and issues as well as the control of inventory. The role entails the supervision of all warehouse functions.

Key Duties / Responsibilities
  • Actively participate in inventory cover management exercises.
  • Coordinate issues to customers.
  • Maintain a continuous count of all goods moving in the warehouse.
  • Ensure 100% accuracy in stock document processing and that no stocks are issued without the requisite documentation.
  • Maintains receiving, warehousing, and stock issuing operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security and safety procedures and protocols.
  • Controls inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system
  • Maintains physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement
  • Completes warehouse operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; setting performance targets and following up on work results.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related performance results as needed.
  • Liaising with customers, suppliers and transport vendors.
  • Planning and monitoring the storage, delivery and issue of customer orders.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the Management from time to time.
Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related management discipline.
  • Diploma CIPS or equivalent qualification.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
  • Must be highly computer literate (MS Office and ERP systems, preferably SAP)
  • Communication Skills: Warehouse supervisors will need to speak with coworkers and customers on a regular basis.
  • Leadership Skills: Warehouse supervisors will need to hire employees and resolve conflicts, as well as keep employees motivated and on-task.
  • Critical-Thinking Skills: Warehouse supervisors will need to devise plans of action and asses those plans regularly.
  • Organizational Skills: Multiple orders, people and many moving pieces will keep warehouse supervisors on their toes.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Warehouse supervisors will need to be ready when problems arise, or be ready to anticipate problems before they happen.
Experience
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a busy organization.
  • Must be able to work under intense pressure/deadlines and with minimum or no supervision.
Main Internal Contacts:

Customers
  • All company departments.
Suppliers
  • Materials Management (Materials Planners).
  • Category buying officers.
Key Performance Indicators
  • Stock accuracy.
  • Cycle count stock accuracy.
  • Rate of closing reservations.
  • Receiving cycle time.
How to Apply:


Suitably qualified applicants should submit their application letters, with detailed CVs including a day time contact phone number and email addresses citing the relevant job title on the subject line to:- recruitment@rvr.co.ke

Note:

The deadline for submitting application is before by close of business on 22nd July, 2015

NB: In the event that you are successful, we will require that you provide us with a certificate of Good Conduct that is not more than 6 months old.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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