Experienced Supply Chain & Operation Manager – Nairobi, Kenya

Our client, a leading chemical and food ingredient distributor, is looking for a dedicated and dynamic Supply Chain & Operation Manager. The successful candidate will lead the Supply Chain and Operations Team to Ensure that in-bound logistics are optimized to ensure consistent availability of raw materials at minimum cost and that inventory planning is always optimized to ensure optimal working capital deployment in-line with customer demand forecasts. Experience in the food/beverage processing industry or speciality materials distribution is STRONGLY PREFERRED as well as having worked for a Multinational company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the customer service function.
  • Oversee the inbound logistics/procurement function.
  • Oversee the warehousing function.
  • Ensure the procurement of appropriate storage and logistics services, optimized inventory and minimized obsolescence/leakage.
  • Ensure maximum efficiency, consistency of product, quality of packaging, elimination of leakage and operations in-line with QMS and industry best-practice.
  • Support the review and implementation of appropriate and cost-effective ERP/WMS software.
  • Support the expansion of the business through identification of appropriate premises/facilities/equipment.
  • Monitor the overall supply pipeline for the business.
  • Create and foster an environment of continuous improvement, teamwork, accountability and innovation and to ensure the continuous growth and development of team members.
  • To actively solicit and contribute ideas for safer, more cost-effective approaches or new techniques.
  • Responsible for meeting goals within time and budget constraints and for the success of activities under his / her control.


  • Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Supply chain & logistics or related field.
  • Must have a minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience in Logistics, Supply Chain/Operations management.
  • Must have at least 3 years’ experience managing individuals across different functional areas developing, motivating, directing work and setting priorities.
  • Relevant working experience with East African companies and Intra-East Africa logistics and PVOC operations critical.
  • Strong Analytical and Strategic skills.
  • Exceptional problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Strong planning skills and a self-starter.
  • Outstanding communication (both verbal and written) and relationship management skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

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  • Education:Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Executive Level.
  • Salary:Negotiable depending on skills and experience.
  • Deadline:28th of April 2019.