Global Logistics Specialist

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September 06

Job Summary

Seeking a data-driven professional with 2+ years of experience to help create cutting edge, cost-efficient and professional logistics operations by enforcing data integrity, warehouse excellence, compliance to policies and process efficiency.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

About the Role

As Logistics Specialist, you will report directly to the Global Logistics Director and manage 1 central data officer. You will be in charge of enforcing data integrity and adherence to the Global Logistics department's policies to support country-input distribution and other units such as rural retail, tree production, and deliveries, local hubs, crop commercialization/buyback, and direct deliveries. You will use systems and data expertise to influence strategy and related business infrastructure. You will support building scalable and connected supply chain and logistics systems without any double-data entry. With more digitalization and automation we have real-time data and full transparency, reduced process times, improved data integrity, and reliable operations with reduced cost and risk. You will fall in love with this role if you are passionate about maximizing impact through operationalizing data.

Responsibilities

  • Manage inventory data and report for up to 9 markets while ensuring the highest integrity (complete, accurate, reliable, and in context)
  • Grow with dynamic requirements from country programs and teams to guide and oversee the implementation of inventory policies and Service level agreements geared towards efficiency gains
  • Find and implement operational efficiencies and innovations to upgrade existing high touch, manual processes related to inventory through a data-driven approach/decision science
  • Learn One Acre Fund systems and analysis tools to get the right inventory data, analyze and share with team members for execution
  • Improve speed and accuracy of all logistics data and upgrading existing paper-based warehouse systems through coordinating the roll-out of a WMS and other digitalization/automation opportunities
  • Develop controls to prevent inventory shrink and checklists, guides and scorecards improve process / procedural efficiency
  • Monitor warehouse compliance with One Acre Fund policies and local regulations

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 2+ years of experience in inventory management, logistics, or other operational management
  • Previous staff management and project management experience an asset
  • Can maintain complex spreadsheets using functions in either Excel or Google Sheets
  • Can present complex data/research in a digestible way
  • Interest in operational and technical challenges related to inventory
  • You love to learn with passion and commitment!
  • Flexible, dynamic, self-demanding, and independent
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP and business intelligence/analytics solutions such as Power BI an asset
  • SQL and some data analysis with Python or R an asset
  • Fluency in English required; French and regional languages an asset
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Operations, Computer Science, IT, Statistics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Business Administration, or related field
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Inventory management
Logistic
1 - 3 years
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1 candidate
November 03
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Nairobi, Nairobi
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