Our Client is seeking a supply chain professional with 3-5 years of experience to manage their logistics team in Zambia
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to :
Managing multiple input distributions throughout the growing season. This includes scheduling, truck loading, staff coordination, and stock level analysis.
Managing all of the organisations inventory and warehouse assets in a safe and secure manner by upholding key security and fraud control policies.
Managing the logistics department budget which includes inventory, staffing, warehouse, and transport expenses.
Serving as a liaison between various organisation departments to support the major annual distribution processes.
Innovating ways to deliver new categories of life-changing products (e.g. live plant material, poultry, etc.), and to make our delivery network, even more, cost-effective.
Building and managing a team of warehouse and logistics professionals. Team size ranges based on program location however the average size is about 10 full-time employees and up to 100 seasonal employees.
Building and managing a network of 3rd party service providers including transportation, warehousing, and input suppliers.
Managing all logistics data and inventory flows within organisations warehouses and during busy distribution periods.
Demonstrated strong work experiences with demonstrated leadership and management experience. Examples include demanding professional work experiences, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.
g. starting a program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business,).
Experience in supply chain, logistics, or other operational management. Development world experience is an asset but not required.
Strong analytical skills Ability to quickly review, synthesize, analyze and communicate data, with high attention to detail.
Excel skills particularly an asset.
Creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing operational environment.
Language : Fluent English required. Local languages are a plus.