Tropikal Brands Afrika Limited – Logistics and Supply Chain Manager.

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Position: Logistics and Supply Chain Manager

Opening: One (1)

Location: Nairobi

Reports to: Factory Director

Job purpose; Manage and coordinate logistics and supply chain division. Ensure the availability of finished product to support the forecasted customer demand requirements as well as the new product development plans. Additionally, maintain an oversight on inventory management objectives in the relevant product categories.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review the monthly demand planning data in preparation of a top-level finished goods plan to drive factory planning & scheduling, material sourcing for locally made imported goods.
  • In liaison with ordering divisions, ensure that the necessary capacity and capability exists in the supply base to deliver upon the customer demands.
  • Ensure that the forecasted demand is communicated to all relevant factories/ suppliers on a regular basis to ensure product availability both for finished goods and materials to avoid supply disruptions at customer and factory level.
  • Position materials, prepare product structures and ensure accurate coding is in place prior to new product introduction.
  • Communicate supply issues and available to promise information to Order Management and Sales & Marketing Functions.
  • Manage materials suppliers to ensure consistent supply of goods through monthly forecast submission, supplier payments tracking, quality issues tracking and any matters that may impact supply.  Identify, recommend and implement supply chain practices, procedures and systems for suppliers and customers
  • Ensure with help of procurement contracts are in place and resilience suppliers are in place for all key materials.
  • Work closely with the respective Brand Teams to ensure sound planning and sourcing to manage all product requirements and deliver the relevant sales and promotional plans.
  • Work closely with the Marketing, Sales and SC teams for any new product introductions as per agreed timelines.
  • Deliver on Supply Chain KPI’s as per agreed targets e.g. Dispatch Rate, Customer Case Fill Rate, forecast accuracy, Forecast Bias, Working Capital, Safety etc.
  • Develop and maintain target inventory levels on a bi -annual basis at least for all finished goods, raw and imported finished goods/materials. Ensure that they are adhered to, by the respective planners.
  • Amend the target stocks where necessary to reflect seasonal requirements and analysis Identify and maintain stocking strategies ensuring that target inventory levels for the relevant SKU’s are maintained in the system.
  • Ensure collaboration with all internal stakeholders e.g. Quality, Factory, Finance, Sales and Marketing to deliver on business objectives and drive continuous improvement across the category.
  • Maintain good working relationship with external stakeholders e.g. Suppliers, Government bodies etc. to ensure business objectives are achieved.
  • Review, develop, a, and implement policies and procedures which lead to optimization of planning process.

Persons Specifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in B-Com, Business related course
  • 5-7 years End to End supply chain experience in an FMCG set up particularly in planning (Demand, Materials and Production) with experience in team management.
  • Experience in Inventory management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in B-Com, Business related course
  • Advanced MS Office Excel, Presentation, Projects
  • APICS accreditation an added advantage
  • Problem Solving and analytical skills
  • Self-starter and result oriented

Interested applicants to send their applications to by C.O.B Wednesday 3rd February 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




Tropikal Brands Afrika Limited

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