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Distribution Manager Career in Kenya

Job Title: Distribution Manager 

Number of Positions Open:

Reports To:

 Nairobi, Kenya 

Closing Date:
 Open Until Filled


Our client is a hardware (tools, building materials, industrial equipment) and home-ware (garden and home accessories) super store.

They are looking for an individual who will be charged with creating and managing an efficient distribution network across Africa. They will need to be strong in relationship building and have strong people management skills.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Promoting products with the distributors.
  • Visiting the distributors and ensuring that they are adequately stocked.
  • Increasing sales through distributors and ensuring targets are met.
  • Assisting distributors with institutional buyers.
  • Visual Branding and Merchandising.
  • Following up on payments from the distributors.
  • Introducing new products into the market and analyzing their competitiveness.
  • Creation of a business plan and managing a team of sales professionals.
  • Main responsibility is to plan, organize and coordinate the storage and distribution of materials and products.
  • To monitor the shipping of goods and products from the distribution centers.
  • To supervise the cost, quantity, quality and good efficiency of the movement and the storage of the goods.
  • Ability to support and implement policies and programs of organization.
  • Develop strategies, policies, procedures, and overall team to optimize value of the entire function in creating a world class distribution group.
  • Lead and coach others in maintaining excellence on quality control and safety
  • Manages inventory and establishes controls to ensure plant is operating at the highest level of performance based on key performance metrics
  • Develops the operating budget for the distribution receiving department and manages the areas within the financial guidelines established.
  • Able to coordinate and control the colligated and order phase information systems.
  • Ability to negotiate and arbitrate with customers and suppliers and must be able to implement and establish business objectives, strategies and plans.
  • Be in a position to monitor demands for products and goods and the plan performance improvements by analyzing information.
  • Able to ensure appropriate costs by evaluating the freight costs and inventory costs associated with transportation.
  • Ability to analyze the logistical problems, increase business growth by winning new contracts and develop new solutions.
  • Able to implement health and safety procedures amount the staff.
  • To ensure the structures are in place to monitor the flow of materials and goods within logistic which will involve transportation, warehousing and stock control.
  • Supervise the complicate operations of the logistic division.
  • To be on top of the management team member’s structure in an organization and must work with the marketing executives.
  • Establishes impact goals for the receiving and distribution areas and defines methods for achieving the desired results.
  • Coordinates the physical inventory efforts as it relates to the quarantine and approved stock.
  • Establishes systems and operating procedures which will result in a safe, accurate, and responsive distribution function. The key areas are: quarantine, approved stock, traffic, and reimbursement.
  • Maintains a safety program consistent with plant policy.
  • Maintains a clearly written, updated SOP’s for all key operations.
  • Develops customer service goals and establishes monitoring devices to assure compliance.
  • Services all production areas in accordance with prescribed policy.
  • Develops damaged product parameters and establishes monitoring devices and action plans to assure compliance.
  • Utilizes transportation methods, which will maximize service and minimize costs. Monitors routinely to determine effectiveness.
Education, Requirements and Experience
  • Must have good leadership, organizations and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to influence and lead employees.
  • Have strong business development and client relationship skills
  • Bachelors degree required but Masters or MBA preferred
  • 10+ years experience required
  • 5+ years supply chain with specific experience in large scale distribution centers required
  • Proven leadership skills in managing large teams with a history of building world class organizations.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills are required.
How to Apply

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CVs, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by :

Sending CV

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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