Supply Chain Manager – Summit Recruitment and Search Africa

Description

Our client, a manufacturer and exporter of tea providing authentic garden tea and expertly blended tea with the assurance of honesty and quality, is looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Supply Chain Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the finance department and ensuring compliance. The ideal candidate should have at least 7 years of experience, a strong background in supply chain management within the FMCG sector, possess a high network of distributors, and demonstrate a passion for optimising logistics, procurement, and distribution processes for both export and local markets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop comprehensive supply chain strategies, forecast demand, and manage supply planning for export and local FMCG brand.
  • Oversee procurement processes; build strong supplier relationships with favorable terms and quality.
  • Manage logistics, optimize transportation, and leverage distribution network for export and local markets.
  • Monitor inventory levels, implement management systems for export and local markets.
  • Oversee export process, ensure compliance, and coordinate with international logistics partners.
  • Ensure supply chain activities comply with quality standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead and develop the supply chain team, while coordinating with other departments.
  • Set and monitor KPIs; use data and analytics to optimize operations.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations; promote sustainable supply chain practices.

Qualifications

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or a related field.
  • Must have at least 7 years of experience working in a similar role.
  • Must have worked with an ERP system
  • Professional certification in procurement (e.g. CIPS) is an added advantage
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of procurement laws and regulations
  • A good team leader with excellent communication skills
  • High levels of personal discipline and ability to respect organizational authority structures.
  • Should be willing to live in Mombasa.

We endeavour to make contact with all of our applicants, but unfortunately, high volumes of applications make this unrealistic. If you do not hear from us within two weeks your application has not been successful on this occasion. This does not mean you will not be considered for future roles so please keep an eye on our job board and apply for positions that match your skills and experience.

Salary: Monthly gross salary: Ksh 180,000 (Approx. 1300USD)
Location: Mombasa, Kenya
Career Level: Mid-Level
Job Type: Full time
Deadline for applications: 28/06/2

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