Warehouse Logistician Job in Kenya

Job Function:

Reporting to the Operations Director. The KENPHIA II Central Warehouse Logistician serves as the key individual responsible for the effective management of the central warehouse operations. This role entails overseeing the receipt and dispatch of goods, implementing efficient stock inventory monitoring and replenishment levels, and coordinating the timely distribution of equipment and supplies to KENPHIA II regional warehouses and field teams. Additionally, the incumbent will assume supervisory responsibilities over the regional logisticians to ensure seamless coordination and adherence to logistical protocols across all operational areas.

Key Responsibilities:

Warehouse Management: Manage the day-to-day operations of the central warehouse, including receiving, storing, and dispatching goods in accordance with established procedures and standards.

Inventory Control: Implement and maintain systems for monitoring stock levels, conducting regular stock counts, and ensuring accurate record-keeping of inventory transactions.

Distribution Coordination: Coordinate the efficient and timely distribution of equipment, supplies, and materials to regional warehouses and field teams, taking into account logistical considerations such as transportation, storage capacity, and demand forecasts.

Supervision and Training: Provide supervision, guidance, and training to regional logisticians to ensure consistency in operational procedures, compliance with organizational policies, and effective communication within the logistical network.

Quality Assurance: Ensure that all goods received and dispatched meet quality standards and specifications, and address any discrepancies or issues in a timely manner.

Reporting and Documentation: Prepare regular reports on warehouse activities, inventory status, and distribution metrics for review by management, and maintain accurate documentation of all warehouse transactions and records.

Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process optimization, cost reduction, and performance improvement within the warehouse operations, and collaborate with stakeholders to implement necessary changes.

Qualifications and Experience:

A minimum of a BSc./Diploma/B.Pharm in Laboratory Science, Laboratory Technology, Pharmacy or a related discipline and a certificate in Logistics or Supply Chain Management .

Hands on experience using an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) or Warehouse Management System (WMS).

Experience warehousing and distributing laboratory supplies and reagents to the last mile for non-governmental organizations and CDC/USAID funded projects.

Experience distributing temperature sensitive commodities that need to be maintained between 2 – 8 degrees (refrigerated) Centigrade/Celsius and between -15 to -35 degrees Centigrade/Celsius.

Minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience

Prior experience managing laboratory logistics operations for population-based surveys will be an added advantage.

Able to maintain high levels of confidentiality

Ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision

Computer savvy and proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Flexible, willing to travel and work in both urban and rural parts of Kenya.

Ability to work in a team setting with minimal supervision.

How To Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, kindly send your application which includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to CIHEBKENYA_Recruitment@cihebkenya.org on or before 25th July 2024.  

Applicants are advised to include the title in the subject line.