Senior Logistics Manager Job in Kenya

A Leading Trading Company requires a suitably qualified and experienced individual to fill up the following position:

Senior Logistics Manager

The position requires a dynamic and energetic candidate prepared to take on a challenging job in the Logistics field.

The ideal person must have a good understanding of shipping schedules (All major Ports). 
In addition, the person must be a team player with sound leadership & effective communication skills.

Professional Experience

The suitable candidate should be competent in the following;
  • Comprehensive understanding of Contract Law and Standard Transport Terms and Conditions.
  • Planning and Supply Chain management experience.
  • Excellent of knowledge of Excel and related specialist logistics software.
  • Ability to manage a number of projects and initiatives simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of importing/Exporting and forwarding.
  • Proficient with SAP and ERP systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of the freight and transport industries.
  • Effective time management skills with the ability to prioritize.
Job Responsibilities
  • Complete and maintain all record keeping of domestic and international transportation documentation for export/import activity.
  • Establish operational procedures to verify incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Prepare export documentation for the international movement of goods, (e.g. commercial invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, SLIs) to meet export documentation requirements
  • Driving and Coordinating operations activities to achieve operation excellence
  • Train shipping department personnel in roles or responsibilities regarding global logistics strategies
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues
  • Plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping
  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers
  • Identifying & delivering operational cost reduction and cost avoidance initiatives
  • Negotiating the services of 3rd party carriers, couriers and haulage companies.
  • Supporting other departments within the company
  • Understanding of the Inco terms and export/import regulations
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Operations Management, or International Trade
  • 8-10 years of export/import compliance experience
  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills
  • Excellent communication skills – written, oral, reading and understanding of both Kiswahili and English Language. Knowledge of a foreign language will be an added advantage.
If your background, experience and competence, match the given specifications, please send your application & detailed curriculum vitae to: to be received not later than 7th November 2012.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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