Mumias Sugar Company Supply Chain Manager (Logistics) Job in Kenya

Mumias Sugar Company is Kenya’s leading producer of sugar and
diversified products which include Ethanol and bottled water. The
company also generates significant quantities of electricity.

line with our vision of being a world class integrated producer of
sugar, green energy and related products, we seek to recruit highly
motivated, result oriented, self-driven, experienced and qualified
individuals who will drive the business of the company to the next

The company is inviting applications for the following position that have fallen vacant:
Job Title: Supply Chain Manager – Logistics


Reports To: Chief Supply Chain Officer
Department: Supply Chain
Location: Mumias
Job Purpose: Lead the implementation of sound stores, logistics and distribution strategies, capabilities and initiatives to support supply chain performance that meets MSC short and long term goals.
The role is responsible for putting in place adequate logistics and distribution processes, infrastructure, and enablers that ensures proper warehousing of inbound and outbound goods, transportation, stock control and monitoring the flow of goods.
1. Principal Accountabilities
Warehousing & Logistics management
  • Maintains receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and Staff policies and procedures
  • Ensure efficient and cost effective management of the inbound & outbound warehouses
  • Champion the use available IT systems to manage stock levels, delivery times and transport costs;
  • Ensure cycle counts are carried out and timely reconciliation on any stocks difference
  • Evaluate performance and quality and to plan improvements
  • Analyze all logistical problems and produce new solutions through systematic documentation of process issues;
  • Materials management and manufacturing monitoring to ensure that re-order levels are maintained
  • Resolve any arising problems or complaints
  • Maintain metrics and analyze data to assess performance and implement improvements
  • Ensure housekeeping is maintained in all the warehouses for both finished goods and the raw materials
  • Manage the warehouse contracted services to maximize on value for money
  • Ensure optimized loading turnaround of trucks in the finished goods warehouse
Cost leadership, Budgetary control
  • Prepare section’s annual budgets ensuring that the budget conforms to the overall departmental and business strategy and remaining accountable for its implementation;
  • Analyse and control expenditures of the section to conform to budgetary requirements
  • Continuously develop and implement strategies that result in cost savings and at the same time conforms to customer, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure optimum utilisation of staff, equipment and all resources within the section.
Human Capital Management
  • Manage staff costs and other operating expenditure on an on-going basis to significantly reduce the cost of doing business
  • Assign roles based on staff competencies within the function, ensuring that role responsibilities and performance objectives are explicitly communicated and documented for staff at ALL levels
  • Conduct continuous performance reviews/appraisal for staff within the section and institute corrective actions where staff performance does not meet requirements
  • Coach, mentor and motivate staff to perform to expected standards
2. Knowledge and Experience
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Commerce or related field Master degree – An advantage Postgraduate qualification in Supply Chain Management
Additional Qualifications
  • Proven working experience as a logistics manager Must have working knowledge of SAP or a similar ERP system
Minimum years of Experience
  • 8 Years’ experience in Supply Chain Management in a similar environment, five of which must be in management and in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years of over Kshs 600M inventory management experience
Professional memberships
  • Must be Full member of KISM, membership to of any professional association relevant to the role is an advantage
3. Person Specifications
  • Track record of performance and exceptional capabilities
  • Good grasp of MS Office applications
  • Analytical
  • Good presentation Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
How to Apply

Applications should be addressed to:

Chief Human Resource Services Officer
Mumias Sugar Company Ltd,
P.O Private Bag,

the basis of the attached role profiles, applications should include: a
brief summary of why you consider yourself the best fit for this role,
detailed CV indicating your email and phone contacts and copies of
certificates and testimonials. 

Email subject line should indicate the job being applied for and email maximum size should not be larger than 10 Mbs.

All applications to be emailed to: and should be received not later than 29th January, 2016.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Mumias Sugar Company Limited encourages teamwork and positive
contribution from its employees and is an equal opportunity employer
guided by local laws and International Labour Organization conventions.

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