Inventory Controller

  • Full Time
  • Mbeya




At Sandvik Mining & Construction Tanzania Limited (“SMCT”), we’re passionate about development and advanced technology, and we always aim to offer the best possible experience for our customers in a sustainable way. It’s a mission that takes commitment, but as an industry leader we aim for nothing but excellence in everything we do.

We’re looking for a dynamic person, passionate about customer engagement and providing a world class experience to join our growing team in North Mara, Tanzania as an Inventory Controller. The person will be handling inventory activities, including other customer supports at the respective Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).

The role will report to the Senior VMI Supervisor and will be based in North Mara, Tanzania.

Purpose of the role:

Responsible for maintaining controls over various types of inventories at the VMI, insuring stock balances, customer services and identifying arears of improvement and implementing appropriate action plans that align with business objectives. Perform tasks to ensure continuous improvements and compliance to Warehouse Management.

The job responsibilities:

  • Responsible for stock, Local goods in transit, production stock and obsolescence reserve in the stockroom of responsibility.
  • Oversee the supply and demand of products, ensuring that goods are in stock and are organized properly, and that stock levels align with business needs.
  • Analysing sales data, trends, and customer demands to create inventory forecasts.
  • Responsible to analyse and maintain inventory parameters setting for standard assortment in the stockrooms of responsibility.
  • Responsible for the strategic stock in the stockroom of responsibility.
  • Ensures coordination with relevant stakeholders regarding any improvement activities related with inventory control.
  • Responsible for analysis and to drive stock optimization initiatives (i.e.: returns process) on regular bases.
  • Improve customer experience and availability (fill rate) of Parts standard assortment in the stockroom of responsibility.
  • Responsible to coordinate with warehouse Supervisor any improvement activities related with inventory control at VMI.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements

  • Diploma in Logistics / Supply Chain or related qualifications from recognized institution.
  • Minimum 3 Years experience in logistics / procurement / supply chain operations.
  • Knowledge and experience with ERP systems (i.e., Aurora)
  • Experience in handling customer queries and complaints.
  • Previous experience and exposure in mining industry and related industries will be an added advantage.

Other Requirements & Competencies

  • Good command of the English Language.
  • Good numerical skills.
  • Attention to detail and conscientious.
  • Must be flexible and self-reliant, self-starter.


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