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Warehouse Manager Job Vacancy in Dar- es salaam, Tanzania

Warehouse Manager 

Industry: Retail 

Location: Dar- es salaam, Tanzania 

Our client, a leading retail group in Tanzania, with rapid expansion plans is looking for a Warehouse Manager to manage the retail warehouse and logistics centre. 

We are specifically looking for candidates with similar working experience in any of the major retail outlets in Kenya. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop both long-term strategic goals and tactical/operational plans for the Warehouse/Logistics function to support the Retail Division’s expansion strategy.
  • Develop, evaluate, and maintain receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures against agreed key performance indicators.
  • Reviewing existing automated systems and recommending where necessary new technology to improve efficiency and performance of the warehouse/logistics area.
  • Ensure compliance with all national, East African and International material handling, and shipping requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
  • Controls inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with data storage system, ensuring accuracy at all levels of merchandise handling through implementation of procedures.
  • Maintains physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts; inspecting equipment; issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement.
  • Achieves financial objectives by preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Overseeing the dispatch and distribution of goods to retail stores to ensure optimum stock levels at store level in line with retail sales targets.
  • Ensuring that vehicles, machinery and equipment are maintained and implement plans to ensure optimum use of resources at all times.
  • Manage warehouse operational requirements by scheduling and assigning warehouse and logistic staff; following up tactical/operational plans and deadlines are achieved.
  • Maintains warehouse staff by supporting HR in recruiting, selecting, staff, and leading the orienting and training of new and existing employees, to ensure policies and procedures are followed.
  • Maintains warehouse staff performance by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Skills and Experience 
  • Good numeracy and IT skills (Microsoft Office, and warehouse database systems), particularly spreadsheets and databases, industry knowledge of support technology and modern logistic processes.
  • The ability to communicate tactical and operational plans into meaningful tasks for warehouse supervisors and staff.
  • The ability to plan and organize work schedules
  • A calm, level-headed approach with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Leadership, motivational and team-working abilities
  • Good spoken and written communication skills, Swahili an advantage.
  • A minimum of five years retail warehouse experience with distribution/logistics oversight, gained in a professional retail environment.
  • A high school leaver, with a logistics diploma,
A competitive salary package guaranteed 

If you have the skills and competences for this role, and are ready to relocate to Dar Es Salaam, send your CV ONLY to by Friday 9th September 2011. 

Kindly indicate position title and minimum salary expectation on the subject line. 

Only serious candidates need apply 

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