Depot Stock Controller

Job Title: Depot Stock Controller
Department: Sales & Marketing
Reports To: Depot Manager
Duty station: Dodoma, Tanzania


The Depot Stock Controller will be responsible for managing and maintaining the inventory levels of the depot. They will oversee the receipt, storage, and distribution of goods, ensuring accurate stock records and efficient stock control processes. The Depot Stock Controller will monitor stock levels, conduct regular stock audits, and collaborate with clients and internal teams to ensure timely distribution of stock. They also analyze data and generate reports to identify trends, optimize stock levels, and minimize stock discrepancies. The Depot Stock Controller will play a crucial role in ensuring smooth operations and customer satisfaction by ensuring the availability of products and minimizing stockouts.


Depot Workflow

  • Coordinate stock control operations with depot staff, as well as the sales and finance departments
  • Analyse supply chain data to ensure the uninterrupted availability of stock
  • Forecast supply and demand to prevent overstocking and running out-of-stock (OOS)
  • Evaluate vendors and suppliers’ offers and negotiating profitable purchase prices
  • Place and receive orders to replenish stocks as needed
  • Track shipments and coordinate internal stock transfers, as well as resolving delays
  • Oversee stock storage processes, including tagging, boxing, and labelling
  • Maintain a steady flow of stock from storage to where it is needed
  • Perform regular inventory audits and keep stock purchasing within budget
  • Maintain and updating daily shipment records, as well as purchases and pricing reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in logistics, business administration, or a related field preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a stock controller
  • Proficiency in inventory management software, such as SAP
  • In-depth knowledge of inventory management principles and best practices
  • Extensive experience in supply chain data analysis
  • Great analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Superb negotiation, collaboration, and communication abilities
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills


  • A person of high integrity that will model the organizational core values
  • A strong commitment to the aims, objectives and values of organisation
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal / relational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team
  • Professional attitude
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and multitasking abilities
  • High degree of flexibility

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CV’s ONLY to stating the subject heading DEPOT STOCK CONTROLLER by Friday, 8th December 2023 clearly indicating their current and expected renumeration (MUST), daytime telephone contact and addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.