FINCA Plus LLC Jobs – Procurement and Logistics Manager

Organisation: FINCA Plus LLC
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About FINCA:
FINCA Plus LLC a subsidiary of FINCA International is a product distribution company with a primary social mission of the provision of quality, affordable, cost saving and sustainable life enhancing products and services to underserved, low income people.
FINCA PLUS will initially provide renewable energy solutions to low income households and businesses eventually expand into other areas that enhance the basic quality of life of ordinary Ugandans, such as water, sanitation and health.
Job Summary: The incumbent  will be responsible for the design and execution of FINCA supply chain strategies including order management, inventory management, direct and indirect material purchasing, strategic sourcing, distribution operations, logistics and customer compliance. The position requires a key role in ERP systems configuration, controls, utilization and improvements. As well as strong project management, organizational and keen attention to detail.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Plan and establish logistics and procurement strategies for purchasing, strategic sourcing, demand planning, forecasting, integrated supply chain functions, materials handling, inventory control, logistics and warehousing
  • Work closely with FINCA PLUS management team – co-ordinate supplier selection, credit terms and track supplier performance standards
  • Implement Total Quality Management (TQM) policies and procedures for continuous process improvements, statistical process control (SPC) and lean principles
  • Prepare, maintain and review purchasing files and records, price lists, contracts and orders, approve bills of payment and monitor inventory transfers and booking keeping records
  • Prepare procurement execution plans, functions of purchasing, expediting, receipts, inspections and logistics
  • Develop plans for the effective organization and temporary storage of project materials- POS and merchandising.
  • In charge of the maintenance of accurate records of all stored materials
  • Support and sometimes lead, cost reduction efforts
  • Monitor and support returns, damaged, replacements and warranty claims
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a good Bachelor’s degree in logistics and supply chain management or Business administration
  • Three or more years’ logistics/procurement experience.
  • Past exposure and experience in developing logistics and procurement manuals, policies and procedures
  • Significant experience using logistic and procurement management applications/ systems
  • Administrative and clerical knowledge of word processing, files and record management, designing forms and other office support applications
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficiency in all MS office programs (word, excel, powerpoint etc.)
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Good leadership, interpersonal and people management skills
  • Ability and willingness to coach and mentor teams
  • Self motivated and able to work with limited supervision
How to Apply: 
All applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:
CEO of FINCA PLUS
FINCA international/Africa Hub Office
Plot 11 Adam House Block B
Kampala, Uganda
Tel No: 041-4340838
Deadline: Thursday, 9th October 2014 by 5PM
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