Inventory and supply officers receive and dispatch goods, manage stock levels and record stock movement.
Duties & Tasks
Inventory and supply officers may perform the following tasks:prepare purchase ordersreceive, store and issue goodsmanage stock levels and distribute supplies from stockmaintain stock records using manual or computerised systemsprepare inventoriesbe responsible for, and check supply invoices against purchase ordersprepare reports on adjustments to inventories, spoilt or damaged stock and changes in stock locationfind sources of supply and obtain quotes from suppliersprice incoming goods, estimate the cost of requisitions or value of stock and store articlescoordinate purchasing, warehousing and inventory functionsget rid of surplus assets and obsolete stock.
Inventory officers normally manage the level of stock held by a company, while supply officers (a more senior position in large companies) are usually responsible for the coordination of purchasing, warehousing and inventory functions.
- enjoy clerical and administrative activities good planning and numeracy skills a methodical approach to work good communication skills aptitude for working with computer systems able to pay attention to detail.