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Inventory and Supply Officer

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 orders
  • receive, store and issue goods
  • manage stock levels and distribute supplies from stock
  • maintain stock records using manual or computerised systems
  • prepare inventories
  • be responsible for, and check supply invoices against purchase orders
  • prepare reports on adjustments to inventories, spoilt or damaged stock and changes in stock location
  • find sources of supply and obtain quotes from suppliers
  • price incoming goods, estimate the cost of requisitions or value of stock and store articles
  • coordinate purchasing, warehousing and inventory functions
  • get rid of surplus assets and obsolete stock.
  • Working conditions
    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.
    Personal requirements
  • 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.
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