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
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.
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.