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Inventory Officer

WidEnergy Africa Ltd
Full time
Apply by 20 December 2020

Job description

Recruitment for this position is part of a very special project called the Off-Grid Talent Initiative, run by Shortlist in partnership with UKAID and the Carbon Trust. If you are hired for the position, not only will you join your new company but you will also become a part of the OGTI Clean Energy Leaders’ Community. This includes mentorship, peer network support, online training and other exclusive resources, as well as follow up over the length of your contract. Apply today, begin a career in the renewable energy industry with your new company, and become a part of the OGTI Clean Energy Leaders.

Job Purpose: Coordinate all stock

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Manage and ascertain physical stock in warehouse and all locations match up to the required numbers
  • Ensure all changes in inventory status are effected through the atlas inventory module
  • Coordinate with field team (SCOs) for daily opening and closing inventory updates
  • Track inventory status from request to delivery and fulfilments
  • Perform daily analysis to predict potential inventory problems
  • Evaluate new inventory to ensure it’s ready for shipment
  • Follow and make sure all parties adhere to Service Center Policies
  • Keep record of all documents relating to stock at Headquarters and reconcile with all service centers
  • Prepare detailed reports on weekly and monthly inventory operations, stock levels, and adjustment
  • Maintain record of receipts as well as issuance of items that are going out of the warehouse so as to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Accountability of repossessed stock


  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • An analytical mind with strong math skills
  • Well organized 


  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Diploma or Degree
  • Working knowledge of inventory management tools, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to accurately track inventory and create reports

About WidEnergy Africa Ltd

WidEnergy Africa Ltd is dedicated to the last mile distribution of clean, reliable, and affordable energy solutions. They are the official distributors of high quality solar products from global leading manufacturers, including Little Sun GmbH, d.Light and Green Light Planet.

They believe in a world where every African woman, girl, has access to clean affordable and sustainable energy for lighting and cooking, can take advantage of energy access to live better, with positive impact on health, education and household income.

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