Summit: Experienced Supply Chain & Operation Manager Job 2019

By | April 1, 2019

Summit: Experienced Supply Chain & Operation Manager Job 2019

Experienced Supply Chain & Operation Manager in Nairobi

Job Category: Manufacturing | FMCGOur client, a leading chemical and food ingredient distributor, is looking for a dedicated and dynamic Supply Chain & Operation Manager. The successful candidate will lead the Supply Chain and Operations Team to Ensure that in-bound logistics are optimized to ensure consistent availability of raw materials at minimum cost and that inventory planning is optimized to ensure optimal working capital deployment at all times in-line with customer demand forecasts. Experience in the food/beverage processing industry or specialty materials distribution is STRONGLY PREFERRED as well as having worked for a Multinational company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the customer service function
  • Oversee the in-bound logistics/procurement function
  • Oversee the warehousing function
  • Ensure the procurement of appropriate storage and logistics services and optimize inventory
  • Ensure maximum efficiency, consistency of product, quality of packaging and elimination of leakage
  • Support the review and implementation of appropriate and cost-effective ERP/WMS software
  • Support the expansion of the business through identification of appropriate premises/facilities
  • Monitor the overall supply pipeline for the business
  • Create and foster an environment of continuous improvement, teamwork, accountability and innovation
  • To actively solicit and contribute ideas for safer, more cost effective approaches or new techniques
  • Responsible for meeting goals within time and budget constraints and for success of activities


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Supply chain & logistics or related field
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience in Logistics, Supply Chain/Operations management
  • At least 3 years’ experience managing individuals across different functional areas
  • Relevant experience in East African companies and Intra-East Africa logistics and PVOC operations
  • Strong Analytical and Strategic skills
  • Exceptional problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Strong planning skills and a self starter
  • Outstanding communication (both verbal and written) and relationship management skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Nairobi City Kenya

Career Level: Senior Management

Deadline: April 28, 2019


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job.