Inventory Controller

BIA Zambia

With subsidiaries in more than 21 African countries, BIA’s operations are in the Sales and After-sales services of equipment for mines, quarries, public works, recycling, handling and power generation in West and Central Africa. BIA is able to offer a wide range of equipment and accessories from well-known manufacturers such as Komatsu, Sandvik, Bomag, Cummins and Yale.

BIA Zambia is currently looking for an Inventory Controller for its operations to be based in Kalumbila.


  • Perform parts reception (inbound) and parts delivery (outbound) physically and within BIA’s IT system
  • Propose and prepare purchase orders based on material replenishment strategy (min-max, specific follow-up)
  • Ensuring inventory transactions are accurately logged and overseeing perpetual counts and reconciliation activities
  • Measuring and reporting the effectiveness and accuracy of the warehouse activities by analysing the Parts movement reports daily
  • To ensure that Vendor Consignment Stock is stored in a specific area, clearly identified
  • Ensure that all goods are received properly in IT system
  • All received goods to have visible stickers showing the material receipt date and the ownership of the goods
  • To ensure that all consignments received are checked against delivery documents and that right quantity and quality of stock is received
  • Supplier notified immediately of shortages, damaged/incorrect items received
  • Weekly/monthly inventory reports to the Supervisor are done accurately and on time
  • Parts PDR (parts discrepancy report) submitted to supplier timeously
  • Monitor and follow-up with customers on timeous return of REMAN Cores for REMAN components
  • Ensure proper storage of goods in the warehouse
  • Exit/Issue parts/components from the warehouse upon receiving of signed duly authorised requisitions
  • Comply with 5S and HSE internal rules and procedures


  • Degree or Equivalent in:  CIPS, Accounts or Computer Science
  • 2-3 years’ experience in similar position;
  • Knowledge of Stores management and controls
  • Knowledge of ERP systems
  • Good knowledge of MS Office;
  • Very good knowledge of Excel Pivot tables,Vlookup function &Conditional formating
  • Forklift driving experience (certification is an asset)
  • Knowledge of SAP is a MUST
  • Good knowledge of Incoterms


  • Rigor and precision;
  • Autonomy and practicality;
  • Good structure/organisation of labor, management of priorities;
  • Entrepreneurial initiatives, ability to work in a team;
  • Customer orientation;
  • Languages: English. Any other language is a plus.

Key competencies:

  • Concern for Accuracy and Quality
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative and Proactivity
  • Customer Focus

Application process:

Interested applicants meeting the criteria specified should apply by 9 June 2017. Ensure that you mention as the source of this job advert.

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