Job Summary

The purpose of this position, is in close coordination with the sales manager, provide administrative and sales support at the Depot.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Our client, one of the leading beer distributors whose responsibility is to deliver products to customers, relationship building and provision of a clear path for the sales and service to retail accounts seeks to hire a Depot Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
In close coordination with the sales manager the successful candidate is expected to;  

•    Assist in the increase of net sales of the company in their respective area.
•    Liaise with customers and prospective customers to ensure that their needs are met & that a high-quality service is maintained.
•    Ensuring the timely and precise administration function within the depot.
•    Ensuring that a capable workforce is always available.
•    Responsible for stock levels, correct management of ordering, billing, returns and adjustments to standing orders.
•    Ensuring the management and maintenance of the fleet and ensuring timely deliveries
•    Consult with the accountant for follow up on customer payments to ensure that payments are made on time and in accordance with company policy.
•    Ensure that the company premises are maintained in accordance with company policy and in line with stipulated safety regulations.
•    Prompt and accurate reporting of operational matters as required and in accordance to company guidelines.
•    Maintain the attendance register for depot staff.
•    Liaise with HR regarding staff discipline/ performance / employee relation issues and ensure action is carried out on the same if necessary
•    Ensure the depot meets all the necessary statutory requirements and Maintain updated records of the same
•    Maintain records of petty cash with accounts.
•    Ensure zero variance between system stock & physical stock
•    Manage stock levels and monitor stock movement cycles
•    Maintain efficiency and cost effectiveness in distribution operations.
•    Perform any other duties as may be required by management from time to time.
•    Provide leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving organization performance.
•    Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity and accountability.
•    Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
•    Coordinate and implement training programs in Operations department, aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
•    Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams

Qualification & Skills:
•    Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a Business-related course.
•    3+ Years experience managing a depot or related business unit.
•    Experience in FMCG environment especially in the beverage industry shall be an added advantage
•    Hands-on experience managing supply chain processes in a busy depot
•    Experience with managing distribution vehicles
•    Experience using ERP system like SAP will be an added advantage
•    Computer skills – MS Word, Excel, Windows and PowerPoint.
•    People management skills
•    Excellent leadership skills & self driven
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Excellent organization & presentation skills
•    Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
•    Excellent analytical skills

Location: Nairobi
Salary Range (Gross): 75,000 to 85,000 Kenya Shillings

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