Stock Controller

Life Kingsbury Hospital
Stock Controller

A vacancy exists for a Stock Controller based at Life Kingsbury Hospital, reporting to Nabeel Dudhia, Pharmacy Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the quality pharmaceutical services, financial objectives, legislative compliance, and people management requirements are achieved to the required standards.

Critical Outputs
  • Develop and maintain sound relationships with internal customers to achieve co-operation and compliance with audit processes
  •  Set up and maintenance of preferred stock levels, and daily ordering of stock to ensure a quality pharmaceutical supply service
  • Asset management to ensure security of stock and to minimise loss due to redundancy
  • Quarterly stocktaking
  • Active involvement in stock-takes and cycle counts
  • Assist with non-recoverable utilisation
  • Dead stock and short dated stock management
  • Assist with managing operational efficiencies identified
  • Assist with managing Unrecorded Liabilities, MIR6 and GRIR reports as appropriate
  • Monitoring expiry dates of all items and managing as per protocol
  • Informing UM and PM of any stock issues and shortages
  • Ensuring that stock is available at all times
  • Ensure cost-efficiency regarding staff planning
  • Focus on implementation of formulary products
  • Managing the surgical stores department
  • Managing the procurement, control and distribution of surgical stock
  • Ensuring accurate receiving and receipting of surgical stock.
  • Capturing of prosthesis and consignment invoices and transfers to theatre 
  • Implementing and maintaining the LHC formulary and providing feedback to PM
  • Capturing and handling of product complaints
  • Resolving queries from relevant stakeholders. 
  • Ensuring a culture of quality in our business and operational excellence.
  • Any other task that the line manager may deem necessary
  • Grade 12
  • Sound knowledge of at least 2 years on stock control in a hospital environment
  • A working knowledge of SAP will be an advantage.
  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage. Hospital experience and knowledge of systems (iMeds) is a requirement.
  • A person who is result orientated, pays attention to detail, has excellent interpersonal as well as communication skills is needed.
  • Customer focus, a commitment towards continuous improvement, the ability to work independently and the management of time is required. 
  •  Computer proficiency is essential.
  •  Ability to work in a stressful environment
  •  Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience within inventory management or relevant experience within a pharmaceutical environment
  • Knowledge of inventory control, processes, procedures and practices
  • Good organisational skills are essential as well as attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Management skills is essential
  • Able to work under pressure as well as being able to work as part of a team 
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Drive & energy
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Goal directed
  • Ethical behaviour

Chwayita Mpangele

021 670 4312
Closing date
Friday, June 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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