Inventory and Stores Control Officer

Management & support 2762

Inventory and Stores Control Officer

Contract: Permanent 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £23,000 – £25,000 Competitive Salary in line with agenda for change

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm or 9.00am-5.00pm

Location: Maidstone

Benefits: Free Staff Car Parking, 33 Days Annual Leave, Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance

KIMS Hospital is the largest independent hospital in Kent and we are recruiting.   We have an exciting opportunity for an Inventory & Stores Control Assistant to join our Purchasing & Stores Department.

As Inventory and Stores Officer you will be providing day to day, Goods-In coordination, effective stores management and operational support within the fast-paced Procurement, Purchasing and Stores department. You will offer an efficient stock management support service ensuring value for money and eliminating waste.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Working under the guidance of the Inventory and Stores Manager, will assist with the review of stock usage/levels recommendation for clinical locations
  • Manage substantial value of the hospital stock located within stores
  • Accurately receive deliveries and process all paperwork according to company procedures and policies, while at the same time flagging up short delivered goods in relation to KIMS purchase orders
  • To assist with general picking of Consumables proactively for daily operational use by all clinical and non-clinical locations. Using provided electronic systems to accurately generate and release picking list/ issues.
  • Learn and use the hospital’s Purchase to Pay computer system – for ordering and stock/electronic stores management
  • Rotate stock using First in First out (FIFO) method to avoid instances of expired stock.
  • Proactively engage with clinical staff to review stock usage, manage redundant / obsolete product lines and notify the Inventory and Stores Manager of any concerns
  • To run reports and expedite daily Outstanding Orders, as well as manage delivery and returns of loaned kits / other medical products

Person Specifications:

  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent qualification
  • Have a minimum of 2yrs relevant experience in Purchasing, Stock and Stores
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Be computer literate, with the ability to use and learn multiple systems inc. Word and Excel
  • Experience and knowledge in the use of GHX PowerGate, NEXUS and PowerGate Web systems (desirable)
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, cope under pressure and comfortably prioritise their workload.
  • Experience with a healthcare environment (desirable)

KIMS Hospital employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 33 Days annual leave plus extra time off for your birthday
  • Life Assurance
  • Subsidised Staff Bistro
  • Free Staff Car Park
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Free Eye Test

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, Juliet would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 538114 or email

At KIMS Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by KIMS Hospital for this/these position(s) will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.   Information about the DBS checks can be found at

Posted 18th April 2024

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