Logistics Manager Employment Opportunity – Living Goods (LG)

Job
Title:         Logistics Manager
Organisation: Living
Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Living Goods
supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door
teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling
affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water
filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less
than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through
networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand,
buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible
prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from
the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is
creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of
underserved communities.
Job Summary:  The Logistics Manager is responsible for
achieving the organization’s inventory performance goals while controlling
logistics costs. The job holder provides leadership to the logistics team and
manages relationship with all third-party logistics service providers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Inventory Control
  • Devise and update standard operating procedures providing adequate
    control over inventory
  • Responsible for overseeing and coordinating monthly inventory cycle
    counts across all locations
  • Generate inventory adjustment reports, conduct investigate
    discrepancies and provide monthly reports to management for appropriate
    actions.
  • Responsible for ensuring all inventory movements are processed
    through the inventory management system           
Inventory
Management
  • Monitor compliance with inventory management guidelines
  • Develop inventory management guidelines and training materials to
    minimize inventory losses and damages
  • Monitor stock levels weekly and act to minimize risks of stock outs
  • Monitor and report monthly on product expiry dates, damages and
    slow-moving products across all branches and provide recommendations to
    minimize losses
  • Arrange for the disposal of obsolete, damaged and expired products
    in conformity with Living Goods policy and relevant waste management
    regulations
Quality Management      
  • Design tools and processes enabling implementation of quality
    management policy at point of receipt
  • Supervise implementation of quality management processes by direct
    reports and/or third-party service providers
  • Organize for testing of product samples based on quality management
    process
  • Coordinate with procurement to return defective / damaged products
    to suppliers and enforce warranty
Distribution          
  • Responsible for controlling distribution cost of Living Goods’
    products
  • Make data-driven decision to ensure cost-effective distribution of
    goods
  • Responsible for developing transportation plan (selection of
    transport mode, routing, delivery schedule)
  • Monitor the implementation of transportation plan by direct reports
Transportation     
  • Develop and implement control systems for the use of transportation
    services by Living Goods staff
  • Coordinate staff transportation requests and define transportation
    plan
  • Design and put in place cost monitoring systems and preventative
    maintenance plans for vehicle fleet
Leadership &
Performance Management    
  • Train, mentor and manage direct reports’ performance through 
  • Develop Key performance indicators and work plans and timelines to
    guide team quarterly activity executions
  • Regularly engage managers of all field locations, identify problems,
    listen to ideas, and devise solutions to improve supply chain performance        
  • Take disciplinary actions, staff re-deployment, negotiate with
    clients and provides feedback on the final decision by management, makes
    decision regarding Asset/resource Planning & Budgeting
  • Prepare and submit for approval monthly funding request for Living
    Goods logistics operations
  • Prepare Logistics Annual Budget based on anticipated activities and
    operational growth
  • Manage costs for all logistics related activities and monitor
    performance against budget       



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Living Goods Logistics Manager placement
    must hold a Bachelor’s degree with 8 to 10 years’ total experience with 1
    to 3 years managerial-level experience
  • Specify the name of the course e.g. Bachelors in Economics;
    Professional qualification – CISA. Masters in Strategic Planning etc.
  • Supervisory experience – required length of time performing
    verification/quality review/work guidance/work allocation
  • Managerial experience – required length of time performing planning,
    direction, staffing and organizing of an organization or distinct part it.
  • Professional Certifications /Qualification: Chartered Institute of
    Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or Chartered Institute of Logistics and
    transport (CILT)      
  • Communication skills,
  • Interpersonal skills,
  • Leadership skills,
  • Multi-tasker,
  • Good negotiator,
  • Computer proficiency
  • Above average Excel skills
  • Experience with ERP system
Compensation:
A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience
including health insurance and bonus opportunity. 
NB: Please
note that only candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be
considered.
How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.
Deadline: 7th April, 2019
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