Stock Manager

  • Full Time
  • Olifantsfontein, Gauteng , South Africa


Contract Logistics, a subsidiary of Media24, currently requires the services of a Stock Manager. We seek to appoint a dynamic and energetic individual who will be reporting to the Warehouse/Distribution Centre Manager. The position will be based at the Olifantsfontein warehouse in Gauteng.

The main purpose of the role
To manage and regulate the stock control function in the distribution centre in such a manner that the stock levels reflected on the system equal the physical stock in the warehouse. This includes monitoring of quality, complying with company procedures, and adherence to lead times.

Key responsibilities
• Optimising stock holding and space utilization
Driving discipline in improving stock control
• Manage quality of stock holding and limit stock damages
• Maintain world class standard on stock accuracy
• Provide input into the design of, implement and maintain optimal stock control and stock flow processes.
• Design and document standard operating procedures for all stock and inventory activities;
• Monitor stock levels daily to review any delivery issues or availability problems that need
addressing across the product lines;
• Proactively identify any supply issues and recommend action to minimise order shortages;
• Implement and maintain logical storage of all materials; propose changes to current inventory system that would improve service to customers;
• Plan, drive and manage biannual stock-take process, ensuring compliance with all company
policies and ensuring sound governance;
• Deliver inventory value and stock-take performance in line with business targets;
• Ensure that records of each product’s inventory count are constantly maintained to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information;
• Investigate discrepancies in stock by analysing reports, resolving differences and reporting back to Distribution Centre Manager;
• Manage process for writing off damaged and miss-bound stock, ensuring inventory shrinkage is kept to a minimum.
• Ensure that the computerised stock system is regularly updated with new shelf locations etc;
• Handle queries and problems related to stock control;
• Ensure stock replenishments completed on time;
• Compile and submit monthly and ad-hoc inventory management reports;
• Ensure that service level agreements (SLA) are met; and
• Provide input into and manage the budget for the department.

Skills and competencies
• Attention to detail
• Excellent work ethic
• Target driven
• Good communication skills
• Good interpersonal and conflict-handling skills
• Organising, coordinating and planning skills
• Ability to work under pressure
• Problem-solving ability
• Customer-service orientated (internal customers)
• Process orientated
• Strong leadership skills

• Relevant business qualification related to stock/ inventory management.
• At least 3 – 5 years of experience within stock control
• Experience within an eCommerce or single picking environment.
• Knowledge of inventory management concepts and forecasting and replenishment
• Proficient in inventory management software and all other relevant software and
computer packages.

Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.


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