Farm Shop Trust Supply Chain Manager Job in Kenya

Supply Chain Manager – Farm Shop Trust

Farm Shop is a high-growth social enterprise with the mission of increasing smallholder productivity by providing farmers with high quality products, services, and information.

We are growing our franchise network of agro dealers located in rural, underserved areas of Kenya. Our retail shops are clean, modern, and professionally managed.

We provide all the tools that the farmers of the future need to be successful, whether that's high-quality hybrid seeds, affordable financing, soil-testing services, or cutting-edge training and information.

Each of our franchisees is an emerging leader in their community and their shop becomes the hub of everything new and innovative.

We are now looking for a dynamic Supply Chain Manager to implement new supply chain strategy and develop continuous process improvement function for a distributed rural supply chain in Kenya.

Responsibilities
  • Warehouse management of multiple locations and inventory in transit.
  • Overseeing the Cost of Goods purchased through effective negotiation, purchasing policies and inventory control.
  • Maintaining an updated Price List and informing appropriate parties of changes in pricing.
  • Creating and maintaining inventory levels within set parameters for min/max quantities, while periodically reviewing to adjust for changes in business and inventory needs.
  • Responsible for accuracy of all inventory records through accurate posting of all transactions and physical cycle counting.
  • Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, and quality assurance.
  • Oversight of Shipping & Receiving.
Requirements
  • 3 years successful experience in inventory management, logistics, procurement, or other supply chain functions
  • Familiarity and ideally certification in project management, process improvement, Lean, Six Sigma.
  • Able to demonstrate past success in achieving cost reductions, decreased cycle times, and enhanced customer satisfaction.
  • Proven success in managing detailed, daily reporting.
  • Ability to maintain and analyze financial/accounting data.
  • Previous experience with Supply Chain Management Software.
  • Proven ability to manage supplier relationships and negotiate pricing and other terms.
  • Organized and detail oriented, self-motivated.
Interested candidates should email a detailed CV and salary requirements to info@farmshop.co.ke with the subject line “Supply Chain Manager”.

The application deadline is 15th June, 2013.

Kindly note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.