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Our client is a leading plastic manufacturing company dedicated to producing high-quality plastic products for various industries. Our commitment to Making World-Class Plastics in Nigeria Possible has established us as a key player in the market. As we continue to expand our operations, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Logistics Department to oversee our local, import, and export logistics operations. The Head of Logistics Department will be responsible for managing and optimizing all aspects of logistics operations within the company, including local distribution, import logistics, and export logistics. This role requires strong leadership, strategic thinking, and a keen understanding of supply chain management principles.

  • Minimum Qualification : Degree
  • Experience Level : Executive level
  • Experience Length : 15 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement strategic plans to optimize logistics operations, streamline processes, and improve efficiency.
  • Team Leadership: Lead and manage a team of logistics professionals, providing guidance, coaching, and support to ensure the team achieves operational objectives.
  • Local Logistics Management: Oversee the transportation of raw materials across different factories interstate, ensuring timely delivery and cost-effective operations.
  • Import Logistics: Manage the importation process, including customs clearance, documentation, freight forwarding, and coordination with suppliers and overseas partners to ensure smooth inbound logistics.
  • Export Logistics: Coordinate outbound logistics activities, including order processing, packaging, shipping arrangements, and compliance with international regulations and trade requirements.
  • Supplier and Carrier Management: Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, carriers, freight forwarders, and other logistics service providers to ensure reliable and cost-effective transportation solutions.
  • Inventory Management: Implement effective inventory control measures to optimize stock levels, minimize carrying costs, and prevent stockouts or excess inventory.
  • Cost Management: Monitor logistics costs, identify cost-saving opportunities, negotiate contracts with vendors, and implement strategies to reduce transportation expenses while maintaining service levels.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and challenges in logistics operations and develop mitigation plans to minimize disruptions and ensure business continuity.
  • Performance Tracking and Reporting: Develop KPIs and metrics to measure the performance of logistics operations, analyze data to identify areas for improvement, and provide regular reports to senior management.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Professional qualifications in Supply chain management ASCSM, CSCMP.
  • Robust knowledge of guidelines of CBN, SON, Customs and all related Government agencies as regards import and export requirements.
  • Established network and partnerships within the supply chain framework both locally and internationally as well as formidable relationships with government agencies and parastatals as regards import and export.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in logistics management, with a proven track record of success in handling local, import, and export logistics operations.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire teams to achieve goals.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a strategic mindset to drive continuous improvement.
  • In-depth knowledge of logistics processes, regulations, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in logistics software and ERP systems.
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.


Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time position based at our headquarters, with occasional travel required
  • Competitive salary and benefits package offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Opportunity for professional growth and advancement within the company.


If you meet the qualifications and are ready to take on this exciting leadership role in our growing organization, we encourage you to apply and join our team! 


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