Sanergy Supply Chain Manager Vacancy in Kenya

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager
Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. 
Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life Toilets. 
We franchise the toilets to community residents, who run them as commercial toilets; landlords, who offer them as a value-added service to their tenants; and schools, to ensure children always have access to a safe sanitation option. 


We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training and aspirational marketing and branding. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community for treatment. 
We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer and insect-based animal protein, which we sell to Kenyan farms.

We launched our first toilet in November 2011, and we now have a network of over 600 active Fresh Life Toilets run by over 300 Fresh Life Operators. 

We have collected and converted over 7,800 tons of waste. At the same time, we have built a team of over 250 people. 
For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Best Companies in Africa.

Job Summary: The Supply Chain Manager will oversee the Supply Chain Services team, consisting of sourcing, procurement, warehousing, and fleet functions at Sanergy to deliver, plan, procure, and organize the movement, storage, and preparation of goods and materials from suppliers to meet demand of internal and external customers.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Lead sourcing, procurement, inventory management, and fleet management functions
  • Conduct operational planning to maximize resource utilization
  • Lead process redesign initiatives to improve quality, reduce cost, increase productivity and enhance the safety of processes
  • Lead supply-demand matching initiatives by putting in place sales & operational planning structures to serve the demands of customers
  • Participate and contribute to long-term strategic development of the Sanergy Supply Chain Services team
  • Develop an organizational structure and processes for the team that evolves with company evolution and growth
  • Coordinate necessary resources and staffing to meet targets
  • Manage budgets for the Supply Chain Services team to achieve minimal variances to budget
  • Understand, design, and drive new technologies to improve the productivity and efficiencies of Supply Chain Services
  • Participate in ongoing product, process, and technology development
  • Negotiate and manage contracts with suppliers
  • Provide excellent customer service and build strong relationships with partners, suppliers, customers and other stakeholders
  • Drive full implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software to ensure that Material Resource Planning is done in a controlled manner for inventory management and that there is integration with clients and finance for visibility of material transactions
Key Result Areas
  • Achieve rapidly growing targets in sourcing large volumes (up to 3,000t/mo) of organic waste at low cost
  • Achieve zero stock outs and timely deliveries across all goods and materials needed by internal and external customers
  • Lead cost reduction projects to achieve the cost targets set by the organization
  • Lead quality improvement projects to ensure that the services provided and goods procured are consistent and adheres to the customer specification. Institute critical control points
  • Lead safety, health and environment improvement initiatives across Supply Chain Services
  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain Management or equivalent experience, a masters dgree in a business related field will be an added advantage
  • Deep knowledge and experience in sourcing, procurement, inventory and fleet management
  • Experience in continuous improvement
  • Good project management skills
  • At least 3 years’ experience in leading large teams of over 10 people
  • Demonstrable supply chain management experience
  • Demonstrable experience in leading cost reduction, quality improvement and productivity improvement projects
  • Demonstrable capacity for self organization
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, high level of integrity and a team player
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
More qualitatively, we are looking for people who have the desire to take on a new challenge in a pioneering context.  
We believe that we are on the cusp of transformative change and we seek people who believe their knowledge and skills will bring about that change.

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Application deadline: 9th May, 2016
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