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Pharmacy Stock Controller

at Life Riverfield Lodge
Published September 7, 2023
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Category Management  
Job Type Full-Time  


A vacancy exists for a Stock Controller based at Life Riverfield Lodge, reporting to Efua Masanganise, Senior Pharmacist.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring quality pharmaceutical services, financial objectives, legislative compliance, and people management requirements are achieved to the required standards. A key part of the role will be ensuring optimal stock management in all units through effective interdepartmental liaising, communication and administrative support to the pharmacy team.

Critical Outputs
Participate in the implementation and compliance to LHC Quality management systems and work procedures
Participate in achieving required customer service levels in theatre and wards
Participate in the active management of cost of sales of pharmaceuticals in line with revenue and budget
Build effective working relationship with doctors and nursing staff
Manage product complaints for surgical and consumable stock
Participate in achieving stock targets: stock cover, dead stock, expiry dates, stock adjustments as well as gross and net variances with stock take
Performing cycle counts and stock takes, as well as the capturing of stock takes and the investigating of variances

Grade 12
Sound knowledge of and experience in stock control for at least 2 years in a hospital environment.
Computer proficiency and exposure to an online computer system.
Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges, and role players would be an advantage. Hospital experience and knowledge of stock systems is a requirement as well as hospital stock control experience required.
A person who is result-orientated, pays attention to detail, has excellent interpersonal as well as communication skills is needed.


Attention to detail
Problem-solving, analysis, and judgement
Engaging diversity
Verbal & written communication and presentation
Ethical behaviour
Action orientation
Excellence orientation
Organisational awareness