Fashion Retailer Stock Analyst Job in Kenya

Our client is a leading fashion retailer in Kenya with large branch network.

They seek to recruit a suitably qualified person to take over the role of a Stock Analyst for the business.

Role Description

  • Stock analyst will monitor and anticipate the rate of sale for each type of product offered by a business.
  • As a stock analyst, you will make sure that your company’s distribution centers and warehouses maintain inventory levels necessary to meet projected sales demands.
  • Your daily duties may include writing stock reports, performing cycle counts, and determining periodic asset valuations.
  • The job requires advanced organization skills, as analysts must keep several databases and spreadsheets detailing the various elements and aspects of inventory.
  • Researching past sales trends and staying informed of current sales trends that may influence inventory demand.
  • Overseeing the level of incoming products and ensure that it stays balanced with the level of outgoing products.
  • Performing yearly audit functions and proving that all products were bought, handled and sold in compliance with rules and regulations.

Core Responsibilities

  • Analysis of the inventory statistics. This includes performing financial analytics to determine which products are selling the most and which are under-performing.
  • Document inventory discrepancies, such as missing or mislabeled items.
  • Performing regular inventory counts and verify the numbers against shipping and receiving logs.
  • Preparing regular inventory reports detailing inventory counts, discrepancies, and other statistical data.
  • Compiling and maintaining records of quantity, type, and value of material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies stocked in establishment: Counts material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies in stock and posts totals to inventory records, manually or using computer.
  • Comparing inventories to office records or computes figures from records, such as sales orders, production records, or purchase invoices to obtain current inventory.
  • Verifying clerical computations against physical count of stock and adjusts errors in computation or count, or investigates and reports reasons for discrepancies.
  • Compiling information on receipt or disbursement of material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies, and computes inventory balance, price, and cost.
  • Preparing reports, such as inventory balance, price lists, and shortages.
  • Preparing list of depleted items and recommends survey of defective or unusable items.
  • Acting as a merchandiser from time to time
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Economics or Mathematics
  • Must have experience of at least 3 years as an Inventory or Stock Analyst preferably in retail business or retail fashion business.
  • Good Business acumen and analytics
  • Merchandising experience will be added advantage.

Core Skills

  • Excellent use of Excel formulas. Demonstrable use of advanced Excel will be an added advantage.
  • Able to work on complex data sets to generate clean, actionable data on trends, patterns and deviations.
  • Good Analytical Skills
  • Detail Oriented/Attention to details
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Tech Savvy- Computer Skills
  • Good communication Skills-Verbal and Written
  • Mathematical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Business skills
  • Time management skills
  • Report writing skills

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates that meets the criteria set above are asked to send their CV to so as to reach us on or before 25th July, 2019 quoting “STOCK ANALYST” on your email subject line.

Only SHORTLISTED candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: July 18, 2019 — 12:55 pm