Africa Inventory Manager

GE Nigeria

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GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.


Ref Id: 3131304
Location: Nigeria
Job Function: Manufacturing
Business Segment: Healthcare Sustainable Solutions

Role Summary

  • Operationally owns, in conjunction with the Commercial, S&OP, OOM & Logistics functions, reducing distribution inventory in the following buckets: Finished goods (FG) in warehouses, installation in process (IIP) at customers, locally sourced items (LSI / ICAT), etc.

Essential Responsibilities
Key responsibilities include:

  • Partner with Regional functional teams to establish operating mechanisms and develop actions to reduce aged inventory which will improve working capital and reduce obsolescence expense
  • Lead regional Commercial & OOM/LogOPS leaders to identify aged systems stranded in the region
  • Root cause reasons why inventory is aging and develop action plans to prevent in the future
  • Engage commercial team to promote sales, match aged systems with backlog, and reallocate inventory to align with demand
  • Develop domain expertise in inventory management leveraging oracle, istock and tableau reporting tools
  • Drive continuous improvement and implement best practices across global materials team
  • Exhibit leadership and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization including senior leadership
  • Lead key materials projects to improve the overall working capital position for GE Healthcare
  • Drive for continuous inventory turn improvement and implement best practice models to assure targets are achieved

Quality Specific Goals:

  • Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position
  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines
  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years supply chain experience or HS diploma and +7 years supply chain experience
  • Proven ability to drive change initiatives in a matrix environment
  • Ability to successfully motivate and maintain employee involvement while driving change
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting, analytical and planning skills
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (written and verbal) to all levels of the organization
  • Proven Oracle knowledge and experience
  • Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in the role’s location

Desired Characteristics:

  • Certified six sigma green/black belt
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • OMLP Graduate
  • MBA or Master’s Degree/ or equivalent knowledge or experience
  • Previous experience with global inventory management

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GE Nigeria

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Supply Chain / Procurement

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years

Application Deadline

2 months from now