Depot Manager Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Depot Manager

Hiring Organization: Anonymous
Location – Locality: Nyeri
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: FMCG
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES 70,000
Date Posted: 11/14/2023

Location: Central,
Reporting to: Managing Director

Our client is reputable FMCG Distributor in central is looking to hire a Depot Manager who will be responsible for the following:

Duties & Responsibilities


Ensure daily stocks reconciliation is done on a daily basis. Review the reconciliations and report on the same on a weekly basis

Develop and maintain Standard Stocks per brand at all times.

Perform ad hoc stock takes at least thrice a week and report on the same.

Ensure no stock losses through pilferage or expiry.

Staff Issues

Agree staffing levels with HR – Quarterly

Agree staff training gaps with the HR- Quarterly

Ensure staff are trained to close training gaps- Continuously

Agree key Deliverables with all staff- Annually

Review staff performance- Quarterly

Agree and Review staff leave schedules with HR – Quarterly

Ensure job descriptions for all staff is followed- Continuously

Induct new employees

Give directions to the staff on any issue concerning them in coordination with the head office.

Ensure EABL recommended system is adhered to i.e. visual board, Occurrence book


Ensure the Sales & Banking reconciliation is done on a daily basis.

Create a budget for the depot for each financial year

Ensure nil bad debts

Manage the daily sales

Reconcile sorties on a daily basis

Sort the M-PESA and Equity machines hitches

Minimize operational costs

Manage the petty cash

Ensure proper banking and reconciliation done daily

Monitor and reconcile free issues


Review of CCTV surveillance and ensuring all alarms and security systems are functional.

Ensure all premises (depots) are well manned by the guards

Ensure the business licenses are updated

Ensure company data or information is confidentially maintained.

Ensure safe custody of company assets i.e. furniture, books stocks, electronics, vehicles.

Fleet Management

Prepare fleet maintenance schedule.

Ensure proper fueling i.e. consistent for all vehicles (Zero pilferage rule)

Ensure all insurance and inspection requirements for vehicles are updated.

Report any major malfunctions timely.

Supervise any vehicle repairs and maintenance.

Agree with the drivers’ fleet maintenance standards.

Review the Fleet Occurrence Book weekly and provide a report


The Sales Manager will be reporting to you.

Ensure the Sales Manager performs the below roles:

Reviewing Journey plan with Sales Manager –Quarterly

Reviewing DSR to ensure adherence to JP – Daily

Sharing route targets with sales team – Monthly

Reviewing sales Targets-Weekly

Route accompaniment reports – Weekly

Gold Standard

As Depot Manager, you should ensure that the entire business is Gold Standard. You are required to do an audit of the gold standards on a monthly basis.

A report of the same should be presented

Qualifications & Requirements

Degree in a Finance or related course

CPA qualification with accounting work experience

Commercial experience gained in the FMCG Industry with a good track record of performance

Excellent communication skills (Verbal and Written) coupled with good interpersonal skills

Ability to build and maintain good customer relationships.

Ability to motivate and inspire a team to achieve excellence in all areas

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Ability to maintain high standards of professionalism and integrity at all times

Ability to work in a team or as an individual with minimal supervision

Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Suite of applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Healthy and physically fit

At least 35 years of age

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Depot Manager -Central) to before 17th November 2023.