Colgate Palmolive – Logistics Manager.

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Date: Sep 3, 2019

Location: Nairobi, 110, KE

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 74876 – Nairobi, Nairobi Municipality, Kenya

Position Title: Logistics Manager    
Department: EWA Customer Service & Logistics Manager: Regional Logistics Manager
Facility: Regionally Based Location: Regional CDT/Warehouse locations

Organizational Structure

Position Reports To: Regional Logistics Manager
Next Level Manager: Director CS&L EWA

Position Description:   The Logistics Manager is responsible for:-

  • Managing effective Customer order fulfillment for the designated region.
  • Management of the logistics processes for Finished Goods for the region, inbound to the warehouse and outbound distribution to the customer, i.e. all processes relevant to the movement of Finished Goods from the source factory, though to delivery to the customer – Proof of Delivery.
  • Managing subsidiary Logistics financial performance, quality, EOHS, people and organization development.
  • As the primary CS&L leader for the site, the Logistics Manager also assumes a key role in developing mutually beneficial relationships with 3rd party logistics providers, regulatory agencies, the local community, and developing collaborative partnerships with CP colleagues.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Able to develop and maintain logistics best practices that deliver superior customer service while meeting budget expectations, in line with the Regional targets.
  • Accountable for the implementation, and monitoring of the Logistics Operating Budget inclusive of all Transportation and Warehousing costs. Lead efforts to optimize Local Transportation and Warehousing costs.
  • Lead efforts to evaluate alternative Supply Chain networks that optimize cost and service objectives while considering changes in business and customer profiles.
  • Work with systems support personnel to ensure greater utilization of SAP throughout the Customer Service & Logistics organization.
  • Identification, collation and reporting of system process gaps which require regional support to facilitate day to day transactional process improvements.
  • Manages the people, materials, equipment, and Logistics processes to deliver site performance objectives, as measured by corporate and local KPI’s.
  • Local warehouse adherence to Colgate-Palmolive, and governmental guidelines related to EOHS, Quality, and Regulatory.
  • Manages the outsourcing and on-going relationships with Local Third Party Logistics (3PL) providers – Warehousing, Distribution and Clearing & Forwarding, to deliver performance requirements, and escalated where required to leverage Regional key account support.
  • Acts as a functional resource, providing support on task forces, acquisition studies, and major project support.
  • Executes Regional/Divisional and Global Logistics strategies.
  • Leverages SGC based teams to provide tools and information to CDT based teams, and coordinates teams to improve Synchronization metrics.
  • Accountable for the Customer Service Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and working with the entire Supply Chain and Sales organizations to maximize results.
  • Ensuring Scrapped items are processed: timely clearance of items
  • Implementation of safety stock levels as proposed by Inventory planning team
  • Issues appropriate corporate communications regarding Situation Alerts, EOHS & Microbiology incidents, and coordinates and approves returns in network as required.
  • Attend CDT Key Account “Top to Top” Meetings when necessary and present Customer Service & Logistics performance and strategies.
  • Attending and presenting at CAM, and CBP meetings representing feedback from CS&L teams.
  • Timely processing of vendor invoices for our 3PL providers.
  • Communicate pro-actively with CDT’s when supply execution issues are experienced to manage customer’s expectations.
  • Empowers subordinates by way of training, information sharing, coaching, feedback, appraisals, and delegation, to ensure the development of people and organizational capabilities. 
  • Facilitate the employee performance management process to include:
  • Assisting in the development of individual objectives
  • Completing the employee performance appraisal on a yearly basis
  • Completing quarterly one – on – one reviews with team members
  • Coordinating, reporting and administering of HR procedures to ensure necessary reports and documents are provided to HR and management on-time. EG: Commendations, Warning letters, PEP action plans or any documentation required to ensure performance is documented for all candidates
  • Providing coaching and feedback input

Experiences/Competencies Required


  • B.A./B.S. Degree required
  • 3-5 years Logistic experience
  • Managing People / Coaching
  • SAP experience is required
  • Proven/Excellent communication skills ( internal and external, all levels )

Essential Competencies: (Identify top 5 by checking the appropriate competencies below)  

Leadership Management Functional/Technical
Strategy / Vision   Planning / Priority Setting X Managing Materials  
Team / Relationship Building X Communication X Managing Production  
Influence / Negotiation   Analytical/Decision Making   Financial Understanding X
Innovation   Managing People/Coaching X Technology Transfer  
Results Orientation       Continuous Improvement X
Business / Global Perspective       Regulatory Compliance  
Consumer / Customer Focus X     Computer Literacy X
        Order Fulfillment  

People Development Plan– Suggested Training Programs/Developmental Assignments

Accenture Supply Chain Academy CBP Monthly Discipline FCPA Training  
Valuing Colgate People Colgate Money Matters Coaching and Feedback  
Feeder Positions Career Development Options  
Logistics Operations Analyst Customer Development Manager  
Customer Development Manager Demand Planning Manager  
Logistics Analyst Inventory & Deployment Manager  
Supervisory Responsibilities Total Employees 3-4 % Travel (Range): Moderate 15 – 25%  

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.  

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill’s and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject “Accommodation Request” should you require accommodation.

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