Procurement and logistics coordinator

Nairobi Full Time Healthcare
KSh Confidential
2 weeks ago

Job Summary

Coordinate and monitor supply chain operations

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

We are a rapidly growing pharma/OTC company. We are excited about our impact

on the Kenyan market. We are looking for a competent Logistics Coordinator to oversee and facilitate the

supply chain operations of our company. You will be the one to coordinate personnel and processes to achieve

the effective distribution of goods. A great asset for a Logistics Coordinator is their communication and

negotiation skills. They are also well-versed in supply management principles and practices. The ideal

candidate will have great record-keeping abilities, inventory management and a customer-oriented approach.

The goal is to ensure the smooth operations of a variety of channels aiming for maximum efficiency. We’ve

got BIG plans for our business and we want someone who is, above all things, able to think critically, develop

insights, create strategies and action plans, and get things done… executing flawlessly, without exception.

Key words: procurement, planning, analysis, forecast, budget, monitoring, variance analysis, shipping updates

Core Job Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and monitor supply chain operations

• Ensure premises, assets and communication ways are used effectively

• Utilize logistics IT to optimize procedures

• Recruit and coordinate logistics staff (e.g. truck drivers) according to availabilities and requirements

• Supervise orders and arrange stocking of raw materials and equipment to ensure they meet needs

• Communicate with suppliers, retailers, customers etc. to achieve profitable deals and mutual satisfaction

• Plan and track the shipment of final products according to customer requirements

• Keep logs and records of warehouse stock, executed orders etc.

• Prepare accurate reports for upper management

• Facilitate the shipping of products from one destination to another

• Arrange transportation, schedule staff, and orchestrate deliveries to meet customer demand with little to

no delay

• Receives products and coordinates delivery

• Prepares loads for shipment

• Takes steps to avoid quality control issues

• Makes sure warehouse capacity is kept at optimal levels

• Manages activities throughout the order fulfilment and transportation cycle to make sure established

deadlines are met

• Oversees inventory of goods and vehicles

• Continually reviews freight costs, transportation rates, and/or the prices of raw materials to keep costs

down where possible

• Streamlines shipping and transportation processes

Experience and Skills Required:

• Proven experience as logistics coordinator

• Experience in customer service will be appreciated

• Knowledge of laws, regulations and ISO requirements

• Experience and knowledge in itax goods clearing and

• Management of freight forwarders

• Stock and re-ordering management

• Ability to work with little supervision and track multiple processes

• Computer-savvy with a working knowledge of logistics software (ERP)

• Outstanding organizational and coordination abilities

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Ability to prioritize and balance demands of a variety of customers with potentially conflicting goals to

meet deadlines and workload requirements.

• BSc/BA in supply chain management or CIPS certification

• 2-5 years working experience with examples of increasing levels of responsibility and accountability.

• Any experience in a pharmaceutical or FMCG company will be an added advantage.


How to Apply: 

If you believe you have what it takes to handle this exciting position, kindly and urgently submit

your one page Application Letter, together with your detailed CV (placed in one file, please) as an attachment

in Word or pdf format  clearly indicating the position applied for in the subject

line of your mail to enable automated email sorting.

Kindly also indicate details of your availability, current and expected salary, names & addresses of 3 business

referees, current and previous employers, roles and responsibilities handled to date, together with your day

and cell contacts.

Original Certificates and copies of the same will be required for those interviewed. “The Early Bird Catches

the Worm”.

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