Head of Procurement and Logistics Job in Nairobi

Job Title: Head of Procurement and Logistics – Retail Products

Industry: Renewable Energy

Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Nairobi

Salary: 350K

Our client is a rapidly growing company committed to providing life-saving, affordable household energy products. Some of their products include; improved cook stoves, and solar home systems.

They seek to hire to hire a competent Head of Procurement and Logistics who will oversee the end-to-end company supply chain from sourcing new products to delivering these products to customers.

In addition, she/he will set-up and improve the function’s processes and policies and manage a large team of procurement and logistics personnel.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Source new products to sell based on in-depth customer research and company strategy
  • Source new suppliers locally and internationally
  • Negotiate better financing and pricing terms with current suppliers
  • Define and set-up the distribution strategy
  • Improve the logistics policies and processes to increase efficiency and reduce the cost of distribution
  • Ensure customers and sales team receive products on time
  • Optimize route plans
  • Manage fleet (purchasing of new vehicle, vehicle repair and maintenance)
  • Manage efficient transport of inventory between warehouses
  • Determine optimal inventory level and ensure no stock outages in each warehouse
  • Set-up new warehouses and maintain existing warehouses
  • Liaise with suppliers to place new orders
  • Oversee custom clearance for imported products
  • Ensure logistics team follows stock control policies and processes
  • Coordinate with stock controllers in order to maintain low levels of stock shrinkage
  • Manage the end-to-end warranty support process for defect products
  • Improve turnaround time of warranty support and improve level of customer service along the process
  • Liaise with supplier with regards to repair and replacement of defect products

Skills and qualifications

  • BSc/BA in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or relevant field
  • 10+ years of proven work experience in procurement, supply chain and inventory management. Retail experience is preferred
  • Track record in fleet management preferably large fleets
  • Experience working in rural Kenya preferred
  • Experience in customer service preferred
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of logistics software
  • Outstanding organizational and coordination abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow stock control systems
  • Should have strong negotiation, managerial and communications skills.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Head of Procurement and Logistics- Retail Products) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before Thursday, 25th January 2018

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

The Recruiting Manager
Corporate staffing Services


Business Administration, Procurement and Logistics
Updated: January 16, 2018 — 7:53 pm