Principal Officer Inventory Management & Planning

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Company:Safaricom Ltd
Category:Transport , Logistics, Procurement
Job Type:Permanent

Job details

Key responsibilities;


·         Develop & implement inventory systems capable of management of decentralized stock management with multi-hub, stock receipt, transfer & order processing portability.

·         Inventory planning through demand forecasting based on past sales trends, promotion activities & new product launches.

·         Ensure optimum use of warehouse space through robust inventory management practices & effective product replenishment.

·         Manage decentralized inventory planning across all the hubs in liaison with hub manager to ensure company inventory policy is complied with.


·         Identify and resolve supply exceptions by expediting stock replenishment orders, re-allocating existing inventory and establishing safety stock parameters.

·         Work closely with the Operations and customer service to ensure target order fill rates are being met for daily customer orders.

·         Monitor receipts and transfers ensuring timely delivery and availability of product as well as in accordance with the inventory plan.

·         Planning for any grouping of product, customer, geography or channel to market to meet demand plans. Plan in units, sales values, or costs

·         Improve business performance through lower supply chain and operating costs, faster cash-to-cash cycle times, and higher customer service levels.

·         Improve planning and scheduling and resolve potential long-range capacity issues before they become crises.

·         Continuous assess warehouse requirements & advice management when to plan for expansion or reduction in line with business growth strategy. Align demand to performance to avoid wastage.

·         Quickly simulate the impact of demand and supply changes on profit, service levels, and deployment strategies

·         Develop business processes that include practices and procedures for demand planning, supply planning, reconciliation and integration of demand, supply financial, and new product plans.




  • Minimum 5 years working experience in Supply Chain environment, of which 3 years should be in Supervisory Role.
  • Experience with the distribution/inventory management.

·         Excellent analytical and communications skills.

·         Prior experience in applying supply chain principles including procurement, sourcing, inventory management and logistics.

·         Must possess strong leadership skills and be well organized, self-motivated, focused on meeting deadlines and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

·         Demonstrated ability to support and interact effectively with other core business functions (Sales, Product Development, Distribution and logistics).

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