Global Head of Supply Chain

Job Summary

The Global Head of Supply Chain is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of supply chain including procurement, purchasing, vendor management, logistics, and inventory management.

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

Job Description/Requirements

About Jibu:
Founded in 2012, Jibu is pioneering a powerful new model that provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities in underserved, emerging market communities. Jibu has scaled a network of locally owned, economically independent franchises that provide safe drinking water to their communities while offering life-changing training and employment.
Empowered by a belief in the ability of eye-to-eye partnership to unleash latent entrepreneurial talent, Jibu is transforming the challenge of addressing basic human needs into an expansive opportunity that allows thousands of young entrepreneurs to build lasting solutions, one neighbourhood at a time. The company’s ultimate vision is to train, finance, and grow a network of co-invested business owners who will revolutionize the way critical resources participate in
emerging markets. For additional information, please visit: http://jibuco.com/

Position: Global Head of Supply Chain
Reports to: COO
Contract Type: Full time
Start date: As soon as possible

The Position:
The Global Head of Supply Chain is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of supply chain including procurement, purchasing, vendor management, logistics, and inventory management. In addition the Global Head of Supply Chain is responsible for Sales Operations Planning and Demand Planning and an integral part of the company’s product development and expansion teams. The scope includes Jibu’s subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and DRC Goma as well as all markets operated by partners, like Zambia, Burundi, Tanzania and more.

Required Skills:
- Strong for-profit business supply chain management experience
- At least 3 years’ experience working in supply chain in an emerging market context, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa
- Cultural knowledge and experience working or living in a developed market context, preferably in Europe or the United States, Sourcing experience in China is a plus
- A team player with a sense of adventure wanting to make a difference

Personality profile:
- Practical, organized, responsive, persistent, likeable, resourceful, likes challenges
- Street smarts to navigate both formal and informal supply chain components to ensure product quality consistency, highly competitive pricing, and consistent supply
- Creativity and ability to build / design new products
- An energetic self-starter, a proven problem-solver and someone willing to “roll up their sleeves” to do what it takes to get tough jobs done
- Ability to work strategically, creatively, flexibly and persistently to solve gnarly challenges
- An entrepreneurial mindset with a focus on cost reduction and continuous improvement
- Ability to coordinate all of the various team members, vendors, transporters, officials, and others in the supply chain to ensure efficiency
- Ability to organize and prioritize the purchase, movement, and import of goods from Europe, United States, China, E. Africa and elsewhere to build an efficient, cost-effective, end-to-end, global supply chain serving Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, DRC Goma, DRC Bukavu, Zambia, Tanzania, Burundi and other regions of Africa and beyond
- Proven interpersonal, relationship and people management skills
- Ability to develop supply forecasting, stock control and reporting systems and coach /cross train on the process to ensure effective execution across all markets

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