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Warehouse Manager Job in Kenya

Function / Department: Warehousing Management 
Position Title: Warehouse Manager
Reports To: Logistics Manager 
Direct Reports / Supervises: Warehouse  Supervisors
Job Purpose: Plan, organise and control all warehouse operational activities to ensure client deliverables are achieved.

Working Relationships 

  • Operations Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Imports Department
  • WMS Systems Administrator
  • QHSE officer
  • Transport department
  • Security manager
  • General manager
  • Managing Director
  • Bonds declaration manager
  • Finance manager
  • Disbursement manager
  • Export manager
  • Warehouse equipment and system owners
  • Other suppliers
  • Clients
  • Kenya revenue authority
  • Govt Regulatory bodies
  • Transporters
  • Pest Control
Extent of Authority: Authority to instruct warehouse staff

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor and approve receipt and release of clients’ stock
  • Ensure safe custody of goods in the warehouse.
  • Manage material movements according to SOP and best practice.
  • Oversee the coordination of all inbound and outbound material.
  • Ensure physical stock movements are correctly managed in the WMS.
  • Follow up on outbound orders for customers to ensure they are executed on time and accurately.
  • Ensure that every step of the process is functioning effectively.
  • Prepare daily planning schedule to ensure sufficient storage space, personnel and equipment are available to meet daily operational requirements.
  • Ensure that weekly WMS reports on client volumes and warehouse capacities are done for top management.
  • Measure warehousing activities with accurate KPIs and share KPIs with customers, regional team and top management.
  • Notify management of any irregularities and issues.
  • Prepare bond returns for Kenya revenue authority.
  • Perform daily spot checks on warehouse documentation and archiving to ensure compliance.
  • Consistently analyse productivity and efficiency of warehouse staff and equipment.
  • Monitor staff to ensure job activities are carried out properly based on agreed job descriptions and set objectives.
  • Follow up on the development of company QHSE policy on the shop floor.
  • Follow up with QHSE, legal, security incidents/ findings with relevant department heads.
  • Manage the personnel in line with health and safety regulation and group policy.
  • Handle customer issues raised by customer service officer and ensure satisfaction and retention.
  • Liaise with regional team on new RFP’s and RFQ’s.
  • Develop staff skills and provide sufficient training.
  • Perform daily spot checks to ensure SOP and QHSE compliance on the shop floor.
  • Liaise with regional team on new improvements areas.
  • Evaluate complaints received on shipments of equipment and stock, and take appropriate action.
Key Skills
  • Good communicator
  • Customer care
  • Negotiation
  • Analytical
  • Managerial
  • Computer literacy
  • 3 years’ experience in supply chain or a related field
Diplomas – Education
  • Tertiary education in either logistics or supply chain management would be an advantage
  • Training in MS Office suite and other industry related courses would be an advantage
Personal Attributes
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proactive
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Team leader
  • Confidentiality
  • Flexible
  • Sense of urgency
  • Attention to detail
  • Team driven
  • Results driven
  • Good communicator
  • Initiative
How to Apply

Qualified candidates to send their CVs to on or before 31st August with the subject Warehouse Manager indicating current and expected salary 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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