Africa inventory manager

Job Summary

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more afford...

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

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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