Senior Manager - Warehouse And Logistics

M-kopa Solar

Nairobi | Full-Time | Engineering / Technical

End date 27 Apr 2024

About the Role: 

As the Group Senior Manager, you will orchestrate inbound logistics, establish and enforce global inventory standards, and optimize warehouse operations for efficiency and cost-effectiveness across multiple markets. You'll be the key liaison with government regulators and stakeholders to ensure compliance with customs and trade regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Inbound Logistics Management:

  • Oversee all aspects of inbound logistics, including coordination with clearing agents, customs authorities, and government bodies.
  • Execute and optimize duty remission schemes, ensuring compliance with regulations and maximizing cost-saving opportunities.
  • Lead reconciliation efforts to ensure accuracy and transparency in import-related financial transactions.

Global Standards Setting:

  • Define and implement global standards for warehousing and inventory management practices across our organization's operations in five African markets.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and transparency in inventory management processes.

Efficiency and Cost Optimization:

  • Identify opportunities to drive efficiency improvements and cost reductions in warehouse operations across multiple countries.
  • Develop and implement strategies to streamline inventory management processes and minimize operational expenses.

Outbound Logistics Leadership:

  • Establish and enforce global standards for outbound logistics operations, including transportation management and order fulfillment.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure timely and accurate delivery of products to customers.

Team Leadership and Development:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the warehouse team in Kenya, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Mentor and develop team members to enhance their skills and capabilities in warehousing and logistics management.

Stakeholder Communication and Reporting:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for senior stakeholders, providing regular updates on key performance metrics, strategic initiatives, and challenges.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to address concerns, resolve issues, and drive alignment on strategic objectives.

Compliance and Safety-

  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and company policies in all warehouse and logistics activities

Third Party Management-

  • Manage relationships with Third Party providers and negotiate contracts to optimize costs and service levels.

What We're Looking For:

  • Education: Degree in business administration, logistics, supply chain management, or related field.
  • Experience: Minimum 7 years in warehousing, logistics, and supply chain management, with at least 3 years in senior leadership.
  • Expertise: Inbound logistics in Kenya and Uganda, across the African continent preferred.
  • Extensive experience in customs clearance, duty remission schemes, and reconciliation processes
  • Proven track record of success in setting and implementing global standards for warehouse and inventory management practices.
  • Good knowledge of Kaizen and 6S principles
  • Certification: Logistics and Supply Chain Management certification e.g., CIPS, CPSP-K is a plus.
  • Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and cost optimization.
  • Leadership: Excellent leadership and communication skills, with experience in leading cross-functional teams.
  • Technology: Proficiency in warehouse management systems WMS, Microsoft Excel, and other relevant software.

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