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Job Summary

At least seven (7) years’ experience in warehousing and logistics management within a manufacturing set up with at least 2 years in a management position.

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelors
  • Experience Level : Senior level
  • Experience Length : 7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Function/Department: Supply Chain

Department: Warehousing

Supervisor/Manager Title: Supply Chain Director

Work Mode: Full time office-based, with frequent visits to the stores and depots

Location: Ruiru


Role Summary

The job holder will be responsible for driving the warehousing function by ensuring optimal stocks of finished products, raw materials and packaging materials of the right quality in line with the market changes and sales demand to meet the client’s set objectives.


Responsibilities

● Develop, implement and monitor the departmental strategies including the annual budgets to ensure alignment of warehouse and logistics operations to the overall strategy.

● Develop, monitor and control the management of the departmental budget expenses to enhance cost containment/control.

● Drive the inventory planning and management for the Bonded Warehouses, Customs Declaration, Excise Stock Room, Co-packers Store, Dry Goods Material Stores and the current Depots.

● Ensure sound and efficient stock management best practices and conduct reconciliations or investigations of any stock variances to ensure there are no losses resulting from stock variances.

● Develop and operationalize policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and rules governing Warehousing and logistics operations to drive the achievement of organisational objectives.

● Track export processing of orders or sale of products under customs control in accordance with the organizational policies and procedures and to comply with international law and other legislations/requirements.

● Ensure compliance with all regulatory and statutory requirements with relevant laws governing Customs & Excise operations (EACCM Act, 2004 , Cap 472 and subsidiary legislations)

● Coordinate and ensure effective and efficient lead times management, stock inventory management and safe custody of goods.

● Develop and operationalize the company’s logistics strategy in alignment with overall company objectives.

● In collaboration with customer service, ensure efficient and cost-effective delivery to customers as per agreed SLAs

● Ensure logistics costs are fully optimized by coordinating with all stakeholders in the supply chain.

● Establish systems to attract, develop, engage, and retain talented individuals and create an environment where they can realize their full potential and contribute to the attainment of departmental and organizational goals.

● Prepare and submit accurate and timely management reports for the supply chain division decision making.

● Ensuring compliance with ISO 9001:2015 requirements.


Qualifications

● A Bachelors’ degree in a business related field.

● A professional qualification in inventory and/or logistics management will be an added advantage.

● At least seven (7) years’ experience in warehousing and logistics management within a manufacturing set up with at least 2 years in a management position.

● Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems.


Competencies/Attributes

● Knowledge and ability to challenge the validity of volume and/or inventory forecasts based on thorough historical, market trends/insights and/or statistical analysis.

● Highly developed analytical, planning and forecasting skills.

● A thorough knowledge of the stock management process with a clear link to business objectives.

● A proven track record of strong leadership capabilities.

● Strong end to end supply chain knowledge (manufacturing, logistics, customer operations, project management).

● Strong attention to detail and the ability to determine the root cause of a problem.

● Ability to set priorities and work independently within set guidelines.

● High level of integrity.


Relationships and Working Contacts

● Internal – Close collaboration with the entire supply chain division teams; commercial Team, Finance Team and other heads of Division/ Department.

● External - Suppliers/ vendors, customers, KRA officers.

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