Rural Retail Distribution Manager

Job Summary

Babban Gona seeks to hire a Rural Retail Distribution Manager.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Manage Babban Gona’s retail and distribution channels

  • Lead distribution initiatives to ensure continuous improvement in operational efficiency and effectiveness to allow an annual 30% increase in sales.
  • Ensure merchandise is scheduled, received, unloaded, and checked as appropriate.
  • Initiate and support strategies to reduce slow moving inventory, per organisational objective.
  • Drive retail and supply chain management resources to allow company to maximize market share.
  • Coach, develop and train retail supervisors on principles and methods to establish a safe distribution channel and working environment.
  • Develop practical solutions to problems without sacrificing quality.
  • Meet department’s daily, weekly and monthly goals of the distribution center.
  • Achieve high performance standards while coaching, training, and developing employees on best practices of our business.
  • Analyze opportunities for growth, cutting costs, reducing damages and improving efficiencies.
  • Continually improve productivity targets and process improvements
  • Implement standard  policies/procedures to eliminate waste and improve productivity.
  • Develop and manage project scope, project schedules, resource plans, and budget requirements.
  • Complete status reports and communicate key issues to senior management.
  • Assist in the training, monitoring, and recognition of employees’ compliance with safety policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Comply with company safety policies, procedures, and best practices.
  • Manage any other distribution projects.
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  • Provide regular updates to the head of the business unit on the progress.
  • Lead efforts to complete field analysis and management reports.

Reporting Line

This position reports to the Head of Sales.

Profound know-how in Retail Distribution Management

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, or related field.
  • Must have 3-5 years of distribution management experience, preferably in a seed company or other agricultural company that works with a retail distribution to produce cereal seeds/grains.
  • Experience in a fast paced medium to large sized distribution center environment.
  • Solid knowledge of distribution operations, practices and procedures including merchandise flow.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Leadership ability to guide and drive results from a team.
  • Passion for supply chain management and constant process improvement
  • Excellent communication skills: Ability to directly work with farmers and field agents to achieve optimal outcome.
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to work independently; with minimal guidance
  • Keen eye for detail;
  • Ability to resolve complex issues; work independently – receiving minimal guidance;

Start Up Environment 

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

Unlocking Potential of Team Members

  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching and mentoring a team.

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.

Work Location 

  • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria.
  • This role would be based in Northern Nigeria and may require travel to partner sites across Nigeria.

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