Head of Operations and Supply Chain - Mombasa Road


Job Summary

Our Client, a dynamic manufacturing company is seeking to recruit the Head of Operations & Supply Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for scaling the Supply chain and distribution with order and efficiency to reach millions of customers. He or she Must have at over 5 years’ experience working as the Head of Operations in a manufacturing sector.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a hub-and -spoke distribution model which delivers the quality and reliability of the customers.

  • Turn a distribution operation that reaches hundreds of thousands of customers into one that reaches millions.

  • Grow and streamline the company’s existing nationwide delivery service.

  • Oversee an increasingly sophisticated warehousing system and ensures seamless operations.

  • Master a sourcing operation that spans dozens of suppliers.

  • Continuously source the globe for higher quality and more affordable materials.

  • Coordinate the sourcing teams in Kenya and other international countries in ensuring an efficient flow of goods to where they are needed.

  • Select the best vendors from across the world and guarantee quality of the goods.

  • Couching and developing the team.

  • Maintain a high-performance culture, setting ambitious targets and rewarding outstanding accomplishment.

  • Find opportunities to develop and improve systems.

  • Identify and utilize key controls points to maintain quality and accuracy of growing activities in the area.


  • Must have a relevant bachelor’s degree.

  • Must have over 5 years’ experience working in the manufacturing sector.

  • Must have experience developing and implementing management systems within the organization.

  • Experience in managing key internal and external relationships in another organization.

  • Must be able to take initiative to achieve high-level goals.

  • Must be an adaptable professional who has drawn energy from working in an environment of rapid growth and change.

  • Must possess a strong analytical toolkit, and frequently apply quantitative analysis to decision making.

  • Must be eager to take responsibility for a key team within the company and find the prospect of driving its rapid growth while improving results.

  • Impeccable communication skills.

  • Initiative-taker, problem-solver and a quick learner.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills.

  • Self-driven, focused and goal oriented.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.

Monthly Gross Salary: Ksh.200,000 – 350,000 (Approx. 2000 – 3500 USD) depending on individual skills and experience.

Position Level: Upper Mid-Level.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya.

Deadline: 22nd April 2019.

We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants, but unfortunately high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be considered for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience.

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