Inventory Manager at Nation Media Group

On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media.

It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. 
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Inventory Manager for the Kenya operations who will report to the Group Head of Procurement.

Job Ref: HR-IM-10-2014

Job purpose: The incumbent is tasked with the responsibility of inventory management that encompasses production inputs, order planning, generation and materials receipt and stock levels optimization as per policy, instituting appropriate controls to ensure no stocks pilferages.


Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure that stock materials such as newspaper production inputs, fuel, spares and stationery is received, verified, stored and issued as per approved policy and procedures.
  • Ensure optimal and quality inventory levels of all materials at all times, applying appropriate stocks principles that ensure no obsolete stocks or/and stock outs.
  • Ensuring effective Newsprint Bonded Warehouse management as per company policy and regulatory framework and value optimization.
  • Ensuring that magazines and newspapers returns operations are as per approved workflows and are accounted for 100%
  • Supervise disposal of unusable materials as per approved guidelines.
  • Liaising with clearing and forwarding agents, and transporters for effective inbound logistics of all importations.
  • Supervising the stores and returns personnel for effective performance management.
  • Enforcing best business practices (ISO), Health and Safety, Procedures and Policies within the warehouse.
Qualifications, experience and skills:
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience in a similar set up.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or equivalent;
  • Proven track record of integrity, commitment and risk consciousness
  • Self-motivated
  • Knowledge of SAP- MM will be an added advantage
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Strong analytical and quick decision making skills.
This position offers excellent career growth opportunity. 
If you meet the above criteria, apply online at http://careers.nationmedia.com before 6th November, 2014.

Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.
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