Job Summary

Our client, an award winning, high impact, financially sustainable and highly scalable agribusiness seeks to hire a Supervisor, Logistics

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

REPORTING LINE: This position reports to the Head, Last Mile Logistics.

WORK LOCATION: This role would be based in Northern Nigeria.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Create, implement and maintain continuous improvement and control plan for overall business logistics operations;
  2. Responsible for warehouse operational activities including shipping, receiving, warehouse stocking.
  3. Perform pricing and cost/service analysis, and own the transport management processes - selection, qualification, business reviews, and performance evaluation.
  4. Develop and implement overall logistics plan, in a manner that promotes low transportation and handling cost; high inventory turns;
  5. Establish and maintain rapport with third party vendors through genuine and exceptionally responsive interactions;
  6. Monitor and ensure resolution of freight payment process issues between third party transporters and the Company, related to rejected freight bills, short payments, rate discrepancies, general aging issues, etc.;
  7. Manage a team of dedicated officers and oversee all Warehouse Associates, Drivers and Logistic Partner relationships;
  8. Ensure shipped merchandise is received and tracked in an efficient manner with minimal costs;
  9. Ensure shipments are effectively managed with quality control systems to ensure accuracy at every level of the operation in compliance with standard procedures;
  10. Maintain an iterative improvement approach towards inventory management, methods of distribution and other areas of improvement;
  11. Resolve customer complaints in a timely and professional manner; taking corrective actions where necessary;
  12. Assist in the recruitment of quality drivers into the fleet, maintaining detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection and scheduling regular vehicle maintenance to ensure operational efficiency.
  13. Purchase and maintain vehicles for deliveries.
  14. Develop efficient driver schedules to maximize profits; register and license all vehicles under BG management.
  15. Develop strategies for greater fuel efficiency; maintain detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection.
  16. Ensure strict servicing and maintenance times to minimize downtime and maintain schedules.


EXPERIENCE 

Experience in Logistics Management Systems

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area (Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations Management, etc.); Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in inventory management, supply chain management, transportation, and distribution center operations with at least 2 years in a logistics/transportation role;
  • Experience successfully leading a team to achieve results;
  • Previous hands-on experience in negotiations;
  • In-depth experience in freight cost analysis;
  • Ability to plan, execute & manage local and regional logistics projects - ensuring continuous improvement to business operations;
  • Strong communication, problem solving and management skills;
  • Ability to engage and influence direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Be a mentor, coach and a great people leader: build strong relationships and team, hire great people, commit to the growth of individuals on team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite products.

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 mentoring a team.

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and an eye for details and problem solving;

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