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Logistics Warehouse Manager Reporting to Procurement Director.

Our client is a leader in the telecommunications field with a foothold in Asia and much of africa. THE COMPANY seeks to recruit A dynamic individual with a proven track record for the position OF Logistics/Warehouse manager
Position Title: Logistics/Warehouse Manager
Reports to: Procurement Director
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Basic Purpose:
The holder will be expected to oversee the planning and administration of all OPCO logistics and ensure the implementation and maintenance of the Company’s logistics policies and procedures. They will manage the importation process and inventory control. Responsible for warehousing resources and related logistical activities in line with set systems and procedures.
Main Responsibilities and Duties: Major Activities
Responsible for ensuring that appropriate inventory management processes and procedures are in place and are complied with:
* Develops and documents processes and procedures that are in line with OPCO policies and reflect best practice.
* Enforces approved processes and procedures.
* Reviews such procedures periodically, to ensure that they remain in line with the changing business requirements and reflect best practice.
Manage inventory in line with company policies and procedures and in a manner that ensures the availability of the right goods at the right place, cost and time:
* Ensures purchase requests for commercial stocks are raised in time and deliveries called off in time
* Takes charge of, plans and manages import activities.
* Liaises with clearing agents to ensure the timely receipt of imported goods and services.
* Receives stores and distribute incoming and out going goods, in line with departmental guidelines and procedures and business requirements.
* Ensures that company’s assets and stocks are safeguarded from loss and that there is full accountability through continuous cycle counts and regular stock takes
Manage logistics function within the OPCO:
* Ensures optimal use of warehouse space
* Represents the Warehousing team in inter-departmental meetings
* Manages couriers/security/cleaning and other service providers to deliver high level of service to distributors and the warehouse
* Schedules deliveries and ensures proper usage of company vehicles and other resources within the warehouse.
* Ensures that warehouse staff have right accesses and privileges in Oracle
* Manages vendor/supplier relationships so as to ensure optimal and cost efficient service delivery.
* Manages the delivery fleet in a manner that ensure continual availability at optimal cost.
Manage the logistics section staff so as to ensure employee motivation and effectiveness:
* Participate in the recruitment of sectional staff
* Assign roles and targets
* Monitor performance
* Assesses skills, identifies training needs and proposes staff development in consultation with HR.
* Ensures high level of customer service from warehouse team
Essential Skills & Knowledge
* General business management
* Knowledge of Oracle and MS Excel
* Strong analytical skills
* High sense of urgency
* Leadership and supervision skills
* Good communication skills
* Coaching skills
* Business awareness/knowledge
* Team leadership
* High level of integrity
* Accountable
* Ability to work under strict timeliness
* Customer centric
* University degree in Business, Management or Engineering or Equivalent
* Graduate Diploma of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (UK)
* 7+ years experience in a busy warehousing environment Able to handle, prioritize, multiple projects simultaneously
* High level of Accountability and Integrity
* Excellent knowledge of Oracle (or equivalent) and MS Excel
* Able to operate in a fast moving high performance driven organization
Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications on e-mail, together with the latest copy of CV, day time telephone number and details of their current remuneration to: so as to be received on or before Friday 22nd October 2010.
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