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Supply Chain/Logistics Manager Job in Kenya

Executive Search Status: New Job Vacancy
Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
Nature Of Business: Community Project
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent visits in Embu County

Company Background

Climate Pal, a leading company in Climate Change in Africa, specializes in designing, developing and implementing projects with strong social and environmental impact.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Senior Management Team, the Supply Chain Manager will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with possibility of displacements to Embu County.

The Supply Chain Manager will take responsibility and accountability for coordination of Procurement & Supply Chain Management function. 

She/he will
  • Ensure stoves are procured and supplied timely in a very cost effective manner with least inventory, and quality control and respect
  • Coordinate with suppliers (production Engineer, workshop teams and artisans) to produce high quality, sustainable, and locally adapted improved wood stoves which meet the thermal efficiency and life duration required.
  • Follow up testing and improvement on the cookstove design, if and when needed
  • Manage the Logistic flows of materials including manufacturing, storage, and delivery to the distribution areas
Key areas of activity:
  • Key success factors: planning, quality and cost control, integrity of the supply chain
  • Accountable for developing and implementing a plan that delivers performance results in alignment with Company objectives
  • Coordinate the Procurement and Supply Chain Management Function in dealing with price, quality and timing issues with the suppliers
  • Leverage the volumes and manage relations with suppliers (on commercial, quality, and planning aspects)
  • Work on cost reduction measures
  • Maintain a complete and updated database and manage identification, negotiation and selection of stoves’ assemblers
  • Manage and follow up the approved assemblers’ portfolio.
  • Ensure compliance of statutes and Policy guidelines of Climate Pal and Investors.
  • Constantly improve technical skills of suppliers through training courses’ organization
Key Attributes Required:
  • Technical degree (Engineer diploma is a plus).
  • Experience in performing quality control procedures
  • Proven skills in relations with suppliers
  • Good Knowledge of manufacturers and suppliers field in Kenya is requested
  • Good negotiation skills and cost consciousness
  • Honesty, reliability and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent knowledge in Excel
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is requested
Additional competencies
  • A diploma or relevant skills in Procurement will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of ceramic and metal sheet products procurement like liners, tiles, appropriate technology apparatus which are changing rural lives is a plus
  • Work experience in Procurement or Supply Chain functions in a unit/ organization and full knowledge and experience in purchase procedures.
  • Knowledge of climate change business and demonstration of clarity on climate change business will be an added advantage
All African nationalities may apply

Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Salary: according to candidate’s experience

Starting date:
 1st July, 2012

Contact Details for further information:

Climate Pal will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to interview. 

Please provide your CV, scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas when sending us your educational and career details or hard copies to the CEO, Climate Pal Ltd, P.O Box 13004, 00100, Nairobi.

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