Logistics Manager Job in Kenya

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Logistics Manager Job in Kenya

Logistics Manager

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Overall Purpose of the Position:

Responsible for execution of Business Unit Logistics management strategy and improve overall efficiency & productivity to maximize customer services at reduced cost through effective picking and timely dispatch of finished goods. Ensures that all distribution, fleet programs and divisional initiatives are executed as designed by providing leadership and coordination of activities. The position will fulfil a central coordinating role between Business Unit departments on their logistic needs, balancing their different priorities and limitations to reach optimal solutions for the company as a whole.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Plan, organize and manage the personnel, outbound operations and transporters to achieve maximum throughput and achieve customer satisfaction by executing sales orders in time.
  • Ensure physical checking, counting and shipping adhering to SOPs to maximizes throughput.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with outbound domestic carriers. 
  • Liaise with vendors and transport companies regarding inter- and intra-company shipments and expedite where required in order to prevent delays and extra charges/demurrage.
  • Liaise with internal/external customers on loading and delivery of orders following the dispatch plan, including proper documentation for export shipments.
  • Load and dispatch customer orders following the dispatch plan, in order to achieve maximum On Time In Full deliveries.
  • Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification and performance evaluation.
  • Maintain metrics and analyse data to assess performance and implement improvements and cost-saving opportunities.
  • Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
  • Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements.
  • Ensure products routed for delivery are in compliance with company’s product integrity policies and prior cargo loading guidelines and weight restrictions.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in operations, and sales to increase efficiency of outbound logistic operations and execute all sales orders accurately and timely.
  • Ensure that adequate insurance policy cover is arranged by the company for goods in transit and in stores.


Minimum Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Logistics/Supply Chain Management.
  • Minimum10 years in ERP based Supply Chain position in a busy manufacturing, steel or FMCG with a minimum 5 years in similar role.
  • Experience of fleet management is preferred.
  • End user of ERP System preferably SAP ERP System.
  • Excellent understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain processes and best practices and best practices in Lean Manufacturing environment.

How to Apply