Monday, January 30, 2012

Senior Logistics Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Senior Logistics Manager

Location: Nairobi

Brief Description

The Senior Logistics Manager will be responsible for providing efficient and cost effective Logistics and Supply Chain coordination services to support the business at Headquarters and Schools with responsibility to oversee Logistics across countries/regions.

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies was conceived in 2007 out of the belief that giving every child access to a high quality education would have the greatest impact on reducing poverty worldwide.

With that guiding insight, Bridge International developed a strategy that would enable it to launch a large-scale network of high-quality, ultra low-cost, for-profit primary schools.

Operating a network of schools supported by a strong central headquarters gives Bridge International the scale, experience, and capacity to invest in systems of management, support, training, and innovation that allows individual schools to dramatically increase their effectiveness.

Using this model, Bridge International is able to profitably deliver high-quality education for $4 per child per month.

This ensures that its academies will continue to successfully serve its communities as long as parents value the educational service provided.

The first Bridge International Academy launched successfully in Kenya in 2009 and 60 academies will be operating in Kenya in January 2012. Through rapid and strategic expansion, Bridge International will provide a quality education to over a million students in the coming years.

About this position:

The Senior Logistics Manager will be responsible for providing efficient and cost effective Logistics and Supply Chain coordination services to support the business at Headquarters and Schools with responsibility to oversee Logistics across countries/regions.

Responsibilities (Functions and duties)
  • Develop a formalized and highly organized approach in the company to guide all distribution activities between headquarters and schools
  • Develop and implementing policies, procedures, tools and guidelines to ensure effective and efficient Logistics processes in the company and to assure seamless services as the company’s demand for supply chain services grows
  • Install and manage a comprehensive logistics planning and tracking system to insure the timely delivery and verification of such at and to all Bridge Schools.
  • Compile delivery schedules, route mappings, delivery tracking and reporting systems to ensure on time and complete deliveries
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with procurement, operations, construction, training, finance, research, administration and HR departments, taxi operators, motorcycle service providers and other partners within the Logistics services chain to create a partnership that adds value to Bridge International Academies
  • Create and foster relationships with diverse logistics and supply chain professional associations to ensure gainful experience and knowledge sharing
  • Negotiate prices, lead times and other contractual terms with distribution and transport contractors in the areas that Bridge International Academies currently have operations and those in the plan for future commencement
  • Review and embed with user departments the specifications for various logistics services required for school operations and other departments
  • Seek, evaluate and recommend reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality logistics services at reasonable prices
  • Establish distribution schedules and timing of deliveries to and from schools and keep track of delivery times throughout the delivery process
  • Liaise with department managers and other staff to forecast demand for logistics services and to ascertain that deliveries are dispatched recorded and signed for by recipients.
  • Manage and resolve any logistical challenges including failure by internal and external stakeholders to meet expected performance benchmarks
  • Budgeting, reporting and analysis of Logistics costs to ensure high visibility and control of related expenses and proper allocation to user departments
  • Provide consistent reporting of Logistics activities and projects
  • Train and develop best practice Logistics and supply chain knowledge across the company management team.
  • Build the company’s capacity to handle large scale or multiple logistics requirements at every new school launch or expansion across the continent
  • Supervise Logistics project staff in other departments to ensure standard practice and knowledge transfer.
  • Provide oversight over the company’s general administration support services and team at headquarters and satellite offices
  • Work internally and with external legal support to ensure suitable agreements that would ensure appropriate terms of engagement with suppliers of high transport and delivery services
  • Support School Operations, Technology, Land and Construction departments and other functions in legal and contractual processes for Logistics needs.
  • Advise management on required areas of improvement to enhance Logistics processes
Role Reports:
  • Periodic Logistics Reports
  • 6 years experience in management of Logistics and/or Supply Chain services preferably for a large fast growing service or trading organization with multiple locations and diverse requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Social Science or related discipline
  • Professional qualification in Logistics/Supply Chain
Specialist knowledge required:
  • Expert level of knowledge in Logistics including, but not limited to Coordination of large fleets of third party service providers, contract and relationship management and due diligence on Logistics contractors
  • Knowledge and experience with Logistics management of construction materials in a large scale environment where both formal and informal vendors operate
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications
Behavioural competencies
  • Organisation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
  • Writing and oral communication skills
  • Presentation skills
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website at

Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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