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Global Head of Supply Chain

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services that were previously unavailable. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.
Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda use Sokowatch's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.
Role: Head of Supply Chain
Sokowatch is searching for a Head of Supply Chain who craves a global challenge balanced by the desire to be accountable for delivering against targets in Sokowatch largest business unit. It is both a strategic and tactical position, requiring the ability to take a hands-on approach to driving operations and the facility to design processes from the ground-up. The primary goal of this position is to monitor and optimize inventory across all of Sokowatch African markets. This role is responsible for improving inventory tracking systems, reviewing levels of products, preparing weekly purchase orders, and performing ongoing analyses across all our branches.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya, with travel across Africa

Requirements:The successful candidate will possess:

  • Minimum five years experience in a similar role.
  • Extensive knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.
  • An analytical mind with strong attention to detail.
  • Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or relevant field.


  • Implement improved inventory controls
  • Track supply levels to prevent shortages and overstocking
  • Prepare purchase orders and record deliveries to update inventory
  • Create detailed reports on inventory operations, stock levels, and adjustments
  • Perform analyses to predict potential inventory problems
  • Provide analysis that supports negotiations with suppliers
  • Manage and train warehouse staff across all our African offices

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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