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Monday, March 27, 2017

Logistics and Inventory Manager at Esoko, Kenya

Logistics and Inventory Manager at Esoko
Are you an excellent communicator able to build rapport with internal and external teams? Does creating systems, processes, and efficiencies excite you? Are you a logistics and supply chain management pro?
Esoko is looking for a Logistics and Inventory Manager to build relationships with their vendors and customers. This role will also streamline their supply chain by creating and implementing systems and processes beneficial to both.
This role offers an opportunity for a motivated account manager to build on their supply chain management expertise. The successful applicant would play a part in improving the lives of rural communities using technology.
Esoko provides smallholders with access to inputs and finance through a virtual marketplace, while driving business for input dealers and financial service providers.
Esoko was founded on the knowledge that the emergence of mobile technology in Africa could improve the lives of rural communities across the continent.
Esoko has evolved over the years but remains committed to improving income for rural communities by empowering them – and the businesses that serve them – through mobile technology. They currently have operations across Africa, including Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Madagascar, Mozambique, among others.
Detailed Responsibilities:
Internal and external communication:
  • Build trust and rapport with Esoko customers and vendors. Understand their needs, to inform product design.
  • Maintain communications between vendors, customers, and internal teams to ensure smooth running of delivery operations.
  • Be a pragmatic communicator, able to interact with a diverse range of stakeholders in the field as well as an office setting.
  • Leverage this to communicate strategic vision, getting stakeholder engagement and buy-in.
  • Logistics and supply chain management:
  • Understand B2B account management in a supply chain context.
  • Grasp the human aspect of deliveries, and provides problem solving support throughout the delivery process.
  • Coordinate the complexities of delivering materials with different, specialized shipping needs, e.g. shelf life or toxicity.
  • Have knowledge of supply chain regulatory and compliance standards.
System and process creation:
  • A “doer” with an attitude of constant improvement who will design, implement and maintain systems and processes to streamline the delivery process.
  • Understand how work on the ground fits into overall strategy.
  • Have the analytical mindset and attention to detail needed to create supply chain efficiencies.
  • Seek out data to inform decisions. Spot missing information and take steps to get the data needed.
Does this sound like you?
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 4 – 10 years’ experience, preferably in consumer goods, B2B account management, or logistics and supply
  • Customer orientated, with the ability to build trust and rapport with internal and external teams
  • Tech savvy, with an analytical mindset.
  • Familiar with using data to make evidence-based decisions
  • Able to give and receive constructive criticism
  • A “roll up your sleeves and get it done” approach to work
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