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African Coffee Roasters EPZ Limited   |   Athi River, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Logistics & Procurement Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Transportation, logistics, driving
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

African Coffee Roasters is looking for a Logistics & Procurement Manager



  • Schedule and track inbound and outgoing shipments.
  • Ensure shipments are delivered in a timely manner as per clients’ criteria.
  • Assess and recommend ideal shipping methods, routing, or carriers to meet necessary parameters,specifications and costs. 
  • Negotiate rates with carriers
  • Create policies or procedures for logistics activites.
  • Maintain metrics, reports & process documentation.
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customerissues.
  • Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performanceevaluation.
  • Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes.
  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, productvolumes or mixes, or carriers.
  • Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse actvities.
  • Communicate freight transportation information to customers or suppliers.
Procurement and Warehousing
  • Achieve high levels of customer satisfaction (both internal and external) through timely receipt,dispatching and issue of goods. 
  • Track order acknowledgement, prepares and communicates shortage and backlog reports, andprovides visibility of potential interruptions to internal customers.
  • Plan re-order level based on usage of materials and items.
  • Collaborate with the head of production in tracking of orders and confirmation of lead times, delivery dates, and costs.
  • Review updates, and maintains purchase orders until they are closed.
  • Ensure orders adhere to supplier agreements and contracts;
  • Maintain items record, document necessary information and utilize reports to project warehousestatus
  • Monitor documentation entries for receiving and dispatching of goods, assists with entries for stockmovements.
  • Manage the use of and facilitate the use of courier & other logistics services
  • Plan layout for incoming stock and oversees the stock erection as well
  • Process receiving, discrepancy, and damage reports as needed.
  • Prepare purchase orders & following up with suppliers and vendors to monitor and evaluate thedelivery of approved supplies.
  • Respond to all correspondence within 24 hours of inquiries & emails.
Health & Safety & Security
  • Ensure safety of of-loaders, truck and cargo during the movement of goods operations;
  • Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform duties in area of responsibility;
  • Reports hazards and health and safety issues within the warehouse to the respective health & safety committee representative.

Management systems
  • Implement the food safety management system in their area of responsibility;
  • Participates in external audit programs and internal audits for their respective area of operation;
  • Implements any other certificaton system as approved by ACR in their respective area of operation.
  • Participates in staff training programs as required by ACR human resource policies.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Athi River
Area of work: Transportation, logistics, driving
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Compliance; Logistics planning and management; Auditing; Procurement; Training program planning; Warehouse management; Work place safety
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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African Coffee Roasters EPZ Limited

Agriculture, fishing, forestryCompany size: 50-100 people

In 2015 Coop Denmark decided to build a coffee roasting facility in Kenya. The idea was to shorten the supply chain from coffee suppliers to coffee consumers. In January 2016, African Coffee Roasters EPZ Limited was born. It was decided that the roasting facility should reside in Athi River, 40 kilometers outside of Nairobi. Establishing the facility was no easy feat. First of all, we had to get all of our licenses in order before we were able to operate legally as a business. We also had to renovate our new office and factory buildings. The factory building then had to be fitted with state of the art machines before we were ready for production. In the beginning of August we had our first day of production. This led to the shipment of our first container on the 2nd of September. The coffee has now been on Coop Danmark’s shelves since October 2016 and we have begun working on expanding our client base.