BrighterMonday

Logistics Supervisor - Kaduna, Northern Nigeria

Job Summary

Our client, an award winning, high impact, financially sustainable and highly scalable agribusiness seeks to hire a Supervisor, Logistics

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

REPORTING LINE: 

  • This position reports to the Head, Last Mile Logistics.

WORK LOCATION: 

  • This role would be based in Northern Nigeria.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create, implement and maintain continuous improvement and control plan for overall business logistics operations;
  • Responsible for warehouse operational activities including shipping, receiving, warehouse stocking.
  • Perform pricing and cost/service analysis, and own the transport management processes - selection, qualification, business reviews, and performance evaluation.
  • Develop and implement overall logistics plan, in a manner that promotes low transportation and handling cost; high inventory turns;
  • Establish and maintain rapport with third-party vendors through genuine and exceptionally responsive interactions;
  • Monitor and ensure resolution of freight payment process issues between third party transporters and the Company, related to rejected freight bills, short payments, rate discrepancies, general ageing issues, etc.;
  • Manage a team of dedicated officers and oversee all Warehouse Associates, Drivers and Logistic Partner relationships;
  • Ensure shipped merchandise is received and tracked in an efficient manner with minimal costs;
  • Ensure shipments are effectively managed with quality control systems to ensure accuracy at every level of the operation in compliance with standard procedures;
  • Maintain an iterative improvement approach towards inventory management, methods of distribution and other areas of improvement;
  • Resolve customer complaints in a timely and professional manner; taking corrective actions where necessary;
  • Assist in the recruitment of quality drivers into the fleet, maintaining detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection and scheduling regular vehicle maintenance to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Purchase and maintain vehicles for deliveries.
  • Develop efficient driver schedules to maximize profits; register and license all vehicles under BG management.
  • Develop strategies for greater fuel efficiency; maintain detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection.
  • Ensure strict servicing and maintenance times to minimize downtime and maintain schedules.

EXPERIENCE 

  • Experience in Logistics Management Systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area (Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations Management, etc.); Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in inventory management, supply chain management, transportation, and distribution centre operations with at least 2 years in a logistics/transportation role;
  • Experience successfully leading a team to achieve results;
  • Previous hands-on experience in negotiations;
  • In-depth experience in freight cost analysis;
  • Ability to plan, execute & manage local and regional logistics projects - ensuring continuous improvement to business operations;
  • Strong communication, problem-solving and management skills;
  • Ability to engage and influence direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Be a mentor, coach and a great people leader: build strong relationships and team, hire great people, commit to the growth of individuals on the team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite products.

Start-Up Environment

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities. 
  • Unlocking Potential of Team Members
  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching mentoring a team.
  • Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity
  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and an eye for details and problem-solving;

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