Job Summary

Our client, a courier and logistics service provider, is looking for an experienced Operations Manager (Logistics), to lead their team.

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

Job Description/Requirements

He/she will be responsible for overseeing the smooth operation of courier work and identifying areas of potential operational improvements. The ideal candidate Must have at least 5 years’ experience as an operations manager and proven experience managing warehousing and logistics operations.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Optimise all processes with a focus on continuous improvement, aligning warehousing and logistics with demand.
•    Manage individual and team performance, identifying and addressing staff development needs.
•    Ensure appropriate manning levels and core competencies are in line with business needs.
•    Plan the production and despatch of goods in a cost-effective and timely manner.
•    Effectively plan warehousing to optimise space availability, ensuring safe storage, clear identification and efficient retrieval of goods.
•    Follow relevant KPI’s and implement a process of measurement, review and reporting.
•    Drive efficiencies and cost-down initiatives with key suppliers.
•    Negotiate and maintain relationships with couriers and freight forwarders.
•    Always manage and maintain legal requirements regarding health and safety.

•    Must have a bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.
•    Minimum of 5 years as an Operations Manager in the logistics industry.
•    Proven experience in managing a warehousing and logistics operation within a busy logistics environment.
•    Relevant Health and Safety knowledge.
•    Demonstrates initiative and the ability to deliver first-class business solutions.
•    Able to motivate, organise and encourage individual and team performance to ensure targets are met or exceeded.
•    Leads by example and efficiently deals with all people management issues.
•    Excellent planning and organisational skills, strong attention to detail and an ability to work to timescales and meet deadlines.
•    Numerate, analytical and IT literate with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Can professionally respond to and deal with customer communication, by email and telephone.
•    Honest, reliable and personable team player willing to ‘pitch in’ as required.
•    Confident and highly competent in liaising with customers, suppliers and couriers.

Monthly Gross Salary: Open depending on individual skills and experience.
Career Level:  Lower Mid-Level.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya.
Deadline: 30th November 2020.

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