Inventory Supervisor

  • Full Time
  • Boksburg, South Africa

Emerging Search Consultants (Pty)Ltd


A well established Auto Electrical company is looking to hire an Inventory Supervisor who has finance experience to join their team.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To establish and execute cycle count schedule in compliance with the corporate accounting objectives


  • To coordinate and oversee the daily cycle counts of the various inventory assets


  • To investigate, identify and reconcile the cycle count discrepancies, i.e., shortages as well as overages


  • To audit process along with paper flow errors and try to spot the inconsistencies that affect the accuracy of the inventories


  • To take care of the inventory areas by organizing and maintaining efficient material handling and storage


  • To maintain the cycle count records so that it can be reviewed by the management and also provide the reports related to cycle count activity


  • the individuals working in this position implement and maintain policies and procedures related to inventory control.


  • They supervise and coordinate the appropriate processing of various purchase requisitions, receiving reports, purchase orders, inventory requisitions, etc.


  • They take periodic physical inventories and ensure that the investment in inventory is maintained at optimum levels.


  • They communicate with vendors about the merchandise and its concerned inquiries.


  • They prepare reports of inventory balance and use computer applications and database management to perform the assigned work effectively.


  • They authorize all adjustments made to the inventory and investigate the inventory issues like quality control complaints, customer complaints regarding products, etc.


  • They track the variances in the inventory, so as to facilitate better planning as well as interpret variances and correct the problems that have come up.


  • They validate the merchandise that has been received to the package and description details from the original order.


  • They accurately input data related to product description in the inventory system as well as maintain accurate merchandising information and inventory turn performance.


  • They work in tandem with various departments and maintain flexible attitude supporting all the work that helps in achieving organizational goals.


  • They are accountable for maintaining high levels of customer service, be it internal or external.


  • They coordinate damaged and defective products and make sure that it is accounted and handled properly by dumping it, reconditioning or returning it to the producing plant.


  • They ensure that all the employees work towards achieving the objectives related to inventory control management and make suggestions for improvement to the management.

Thus, there is a wide array of responsibilities that need to be carried out by them.

Basic Skills and Abilities



  • Ideally, the individuals wishing to enter this field should have strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills.


  • They should possess excellent verbal as well as written communication skills that are absolutely necessary to work in a customer focused working environment.


  • Good organization and business administration skills, attention to detail, willingness to improve, learn and adapt in accordance with the modern practice methods are some of the other required skills.


  • Ability to supervise, control, manage, instruct and lead others to complete the assigned tasks along with computer skills, especially Excel, Word and Outlook will definitely prove to be a great advantage.


  • They should be able to manage time effectively, as they may need to handle multiple functions and meet the deadlines consistently.


  • They should be able to function independently with minimal supervision and should be self motivated.

Desired Experience & Qualification


Tertiary Qualification ( Added advantage)

Inventory experience

Finance experience



Package & Remuneration

R 20 000

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