Territory Logistics Manager

Zola Electric Lagos Nigeria Procurement

Company Description

Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Off Grid Electric is a growth-stage startup that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energyAt the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a Territory Logistics Manager for Nigeria to join our team and to support our growth strategy in Africa.

This may be your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining your knowledge and skills enabling Off Grid Electric to change the renewable energy landscape. You’ll also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets (billions of people around the world) with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it. You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.

Off Grid Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Off Grid Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure. The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations: security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.

Today, Off Grid Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Off Grid Electric’s investors include: SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility. Off Grid Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100. For more information, visit www.offgrid-electric.com.

Position

The Territory Logistics Manager (TLM) manages logistics operations, both forward and reverse,  across the entire territory supply chain under them - this includes Primary Supply, import and export, secondary locations, warehousing, distribution, transportation, inventory management, and COGS Optimization for the zone. The TLM plans, organizes, directs, manages, evaluates, and is responsible for the operations and budgeting for logistics functions including distribution and replenishment, warehousing, inventory control, transportation, and strategic planning for the zone. The role includes the identification of opportunities for business process improvements. OGE provides the TLM  with initial training and ongoing coaching and support.
Major responsibilities of this position include:

  • Manage stock levels and consumption rate by product/item to ascertain and project demand for the zone.
  • Communicate timely the territory demand to Primary Supply.
  • Ensure stock movements at national and other warehouses in the territory are updated timely in Surge, Bincard, Daily Count sheets and tracking tools
  • Ensure warehouse stock reconciliation is conducted fully on weekly basis
  • Conduct supportive audits to ensure warehousing guidance is followed / in place
  • Liaise with software team and service department to fine-tune/customize the inventory software to accurately capture the actual desired logistics processes
  • Ensure compliance with safety and transport policies, local regulations, HSEQ and OSHA requirements
  • Proactively identify and manage risks within the logistics activities
  • Hold a monthly Territory Logistics meeting to set and discuss priorities.
  • Conduct visits to audit and discuss challenges in secondary locations
  • Advise on all Territory Logistics financial requests before being approved or forwarded for approval or paid; Approve all departmental expenses within LOA
  • Support development of warehouse managers, warehouse supervisors and logistics officers’ knowledge and skills
  • Oversee the completion of quarterly Performance Reviews of warehouse staff

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields such as Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Transportation, Business Administration, Marketing, Procurement, IT, Accounting and Finance with a record of strong academic performance
  • 1+ years of managerial experience in logistics, the supply chain or a related field
    (Preferred domains: renewable energy, telecom, or FMCG)
  • Fluent in both English and Swahili
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stuff.
  • Commits to premium standards in everything. Uses quality measures & problem-solving to improve process. Ensures compliance with relevant standards & procedures.
  • Excellent team player, thoughtful, unafraid to express an opinion
  • Willingness to work flexibly, including late nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Ambition to grow professionally and contribute to the development of the company
  • Desire to coach, grow and mentor others

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Zola Electric

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