Inventory Lead – DSC Germiston

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

Primary purpose of the role

To plan, co-ordinate, supervise and report upon the work activities of the inventory team, providing effective communication, leadership, motivation, training ’ development. Responsibility for maintaining and managing inventory integrity. Responsibility for managing and minimising DHL’s contractual stock loss liabilities.

Key Accountabilities

Ensure accurate control of inventory up to and beyond the KPI levels expected by the customer and DHL
Plan and manage all stock counts and audits of inventory
Develop ’ maintain effective inventory process, incorporating warehouse management systems
Produce accurate stock Key Performance Indicator reports, analyse and recommend changes to Standard Operating
Procedures to enhance accuracy and operational effectiveness
Put in place procedures to monitor and minimise stock losses
Daily recons on storage types and ensure that inventory team meets daily targets
Monitor all stock movements within warehouse and ensure report on issues
Constant communication with operational team
Train team members to ensure that inventory control procedures are fully implemented
Implement procedures to maintain cycle counting and perpetual inventory
Understand DHL’s stock loss contractual liability and ensure any potential risk is effectively mitigated
Produce timely and accurate management information ’ reports as required
Manage and motivate inventory team – ensure adequate inventory team cover available across all operational shifts
Control of team budgeted hours and costs
Create and publish Standard Operating Procedures
Attend customer meetings as required
Contribute to site continuous improvement agenda
Submitting monthly inventory information accurately and timeously to meet deadlines
Management of damages and stock losses within warehouse


Educated to university degree level or equivalent professional qualifications in conjunction with relevant experience will also be considered


Coaching skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate effectively with team members and leadership team
Good written and communication skills
3-5 years experience of working in inventory environment
3-5 years experience of working in warehouse environment
Ability to meet deadlines
Leadership skills
Maintains effective relationships with customers
Develops / Delivers high quality / innovative products, services or solutions
Focuses on customer needs and gains their commitment
Gains management / colleague support to meet customer needs
Ensures strategies / plans are aligned and reflect others views
Develops strategies / plans aligned to broader organizational strategy
Communicates strategy
Establishes clear, challenging and achievable objectives
Coordinates efforts and aligns resources to achieve objectives
Regularly reviews and communicates progress against objectives and adjusts as needed
Supports the development of others
Inspires others to develop themselves
Conveys a clear sense of personal goals and values
Follow through with any task assigned until the task is completed successfully.
Good communication with internal customers
Complete and scrutinise reconciliations
knowledge of clients requirements and customer needs
Experience of working within budgetary constraints
Knowledge of logistics market trends, opportunities and challenges
Commercial breadth, i.e. general management experience
Strategic tools/techniques approaches and strategy determination


English-Fluent (written and verbal)