Inventory Manager Job Placement – Umeme

Job Title:   Inventory Manager
Organisation: Umeme
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Us:
Umeme is the largest electricity distribution company in Uganda, with a
mandate of operating, maintaining, upgrading and expanding the electricity
distribution network, retailing electricity to its customers, improving
efficiency within the electricity distribution system. Umeme Limited is listed
on the Uganda Securities Exchange and cross-listed on the Nairobi Securities
Exchange since 2012. Umeme has over 620,000 customers of which 20% are on
pre-paid metering, a staff complement of 1,400 employees and has over the last
9 years invested US$ 271 m in the electricity distribution system.
Key Duties and
  • Formulate and implement the inventory
    management strategy in line with the Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Coordinate with procurement and user
    departments on materials planning and needs fulfilments, and use trend
    analysis to continuously review the plan to ensure it meets user needs.
  • Develop a risk management register for the
    Inventory Management function and periodically review and escalate
    accordingly in line with the Enterprise Risk Management framework.
  • Optimally execute inventory management
    processes of receiving, storing, issuing & delivery of materials to
    users, and support the finance team in costing of inventory within the
  • Steer the implementation of the online
    inventory management system and manage the integrity and accuracy of
    information there-in.
  • Define and implement standard processes to
    identify and dispose of obsolete items in line with company and regulatory
  • Continuously monitor and manage stock
    through periodic stock counts (and other measures) of all items within the
    inventory function in order to minimise obsolescence of materials.
  • Manage and continuously improve the
    process of dispatch, delivery and safe custody of materials at the
    respective stores and job sites to ensure efficiency and cost savings to
    the company.
  • The incumbent will implement and enforce
    Health and Safety Standards within the inventory management function.
  • Provide leadership and performance
    management support to the inventory management team and escalate
    performance issues accordingly.
  • Prepare and submit periodic inventory
    management reports to respective stakeholders within agreed timelines and
    participate in both internal and external audit exercises, as required and
    take corrective action arising from issues relating to inventory
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    an honours Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Possession of a post graduate
    qualification in a Supply Chain Management field (CPIM, CIPS, CPSM, CSCP
    or Master’s Degree in an SCM related field).
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in
    inventory management, three of which should have been at a leadership
    level within an inventory management function or similar function.
  • Previous experience with an
    inventory/warehouse management system.
  • Significant experience and knowledge of
    health and safety standards governing inventory management.
  • Previous experience in large capital
    projects supply chain management, with emphasis on category management.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal
    skills and ability to engage and communicate with internal and external
    stakeholders at senior levels.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks,
    people and emergencies that involve a level of complexity and operational
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an
application and updated resume to:
Deadline: Friday, 17th March 2017
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