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Supply Chain Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

You'll be a good fit for this role if you have the following technical experience:
  • 5 to 7 years experience operating in a fully developed purchasing management system
  • Advanced knowledge of data analytics and data software analysis tools (excel, Minitab, MS Access, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of established Inventory management practices (EOQ, Safety Stock, Contractual tools & mechanisms, etc.)
  • Experience managing international 3rd party distribution service providers
  • Experience facilitating or problem solving shipping issues for international and intercontinental transport modes including LCL, FCL, Air and Ground parcel, LTL & FTL. Preferably in APAC, EMEA, Americas and African Union
  • Experience leading cross functional projects
In addition to these, for you to thrive in our team we will expect that you demonstrate:
  • Comfort with technology. Pursue and seek out technological advances in your area of responsibility. While you don’t have to be an engineer to do well in this role, you should be comfortable with computers, science and engineering concepts. You are excited to learn more about the technical concepts behind SparkMeter’s product. A background in energy or software are examples of experience that will help you grasp our product’s changing capabilities and limitations and ensure our clients can meet their objectives.
  • Uncommonly organized problem-solver. You’re not intimidated by a challenge! You’ll use your knack for gathering information and collaborating with colleagues to create solutions to our customers’ unique challenges.
  • Disciplined self-starter. You love devising new systems and getting all things in their right place. We’re a startup, which means we are building systems as we grow and require leadership from everyone in our company for this.
  • Empathy. Our customers and partners are based in 25 countries all over the world and come from many different backgrounds. You should be comfortable and enjoy talking with people who come from cultures different from your own.
  • Strong communication skills. In order to connect to customers, understand their needs, and create great documentation, you should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
We’d also like to see (but don’t require) experience with:
  • Working in a Start-up culture
  • Ability to think and communicate at the systems level
  • Proficiency in data analytics and KPI reporting for day to day activities and to drive improvement action


You'll focus on:
  • Performance Management: Establish Quantitative KPI metrics and tracking
  • Process automation: Continually identify and Implement opportunities to streamline our Order process to better improve process confidence, visibility and efficiency
  • Develop and implement an Inventory Management system
  • Improve logistics process: Envision an optimal logistics offering to customers to ensure the process is streamlined, cost effective and there is process visibility from end to end
  • Establish internal service level commitments to other functions: Commercial, Customer Support, Finance, all have service requirements. For repeat needs establish tracking of delivery and turn around time
  • Streamlined order process automation: Achieve and maintain outstanding customer satisfaction, you will improve the communication process with our customers regarding order logistics as well as with internal stakeholders.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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