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Imports and Logistics Executive

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transportation, logistics, driving
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Our client, a dynamic Manufacturing Company whose core business is distribution of automotive batteries, solar systems installation, backup systems installation, solar water heating and wind energy systems installations is looking to recruit an Imports and Logistics Executive. The ideal candidate must have a similar experience in a manufacturing industry.


  • Responsible for the entire import process for all imported products, materials and commodities.
  • Ensure that the ideal inventory levels are maintained as per policy.
  • Manage the entire order process for all imported products, raw materials, and requirements.
  • Closely manage and monitor import time frames and costs to ensure minimum shipping times.
  • Constantly review freight costing to ensure the best possible rates and services.
  • Provide weekly updates on all imports and use this to ensure delivery time frames for all products.
  • Implementing inventory policy and maintain stock at approved levels to avoid excess or stock outs.
  • Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes that may affect the production process.
  • Negotiate with international suppliers to secure the highest value for money and best terms.
  • Supervise all incoming goods, machinery, spare parts & associate shipments.
  • Effective risk management and governance of all suppliers.
  • Process the required imports documentation i.e LPOs, IDFs CoC’s, Insurances etc.
  • Provide optimal service to all and maintain status report for all shipments and airfreights.
  • Maintain good supplier relationship and Governmental Agencies as well.
  • Understanding and keeping up with new trends and regulations in the business.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Transportation, logistics, driving
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Negotiation; Risk management; Order processing; Import logistics and custom handling; Import and export documents; Logistics planning and management; Stock and inventory management
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Summit Recruitment &Training

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Summit Recruitment & Search was established in 2009 to address the recruitment, executive search, outsourcing and training needs of companies based in Kenya or wanting to enter the Kenyan, East African, South African and African market. We have a leading proven track record in our field in South Africa, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana and many other African countries. We are able to advise on market trends, training requirements, prevailing salaries and offer a complete HR Solution where necessary.

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