Pharmacy | Stock Controller

Life Brenthurst Hospital
Pharmacy | Stock Controller

A vacancy exists for a Pharmacy Stock Controller based at Life Brenthurst Hospital. The successful candidate will be required to achieve the relevant stock management outputs.

Critical Outputs

Effective asset management:

  • Daily capturing of invoices and handling of invoice queries
  • Item master maintenance
  • Receiving, checking and unpacking stock whilst checking orders against invoices
  • Do stock orders and purchases in line with formulary and stock holding requirement, including bin maintenance and preference level maintenance
  • Follow up on outstanding orders systematically and timeously
  • Convey out of stock, back orders and alternatives sourced timeously
  • Price queries with Head Office and Processing of transfers to wards and theatre
  • Processing of inter-hospital transfers and processing of supplier credits
  • Managing negative stock report and bin maintenance
  • Stock variance investigation
  • Achieving optimal system utilization
  • MIR6 and unrecorded liabilities

Effective financial management:

  • Printing and actioning of daily and monthly stock management reports
  • Overseeing stock count process and variance investigation

Effective people management:

  • Maintaining open communication with staff, encouraging good employee relationships and teamwork


  • General administrative tasks e.g. filing of invoices
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Previous pharmacy stock control experience will be an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are very important as good relationships with all staff are essential
  • Good mathematical skills and attention to detail
  • Computer proficiency (MS office)
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Action-orientated
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
Closing date
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

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Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.



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