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In this role you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the logistical operations, aggregation process, and business development activities in the Western/North- Western part of Kenya for our company. You will play a crucial role in ensuring smooth operations and successful business growth.
- Logistics Management:
- Develop and implement efficient logistics strategies to ensure the timely collection of stock from fisherfolks to fish traders
- Coordinate transportation and storage logistics, ensuring compliance with regulations and quality standards.
- Monitor and optimize transportation routes to minimize costs and maximize efficiency.
- Oversee inventory management, ensuring accurate stock levels and minimizing waste.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with fish traders and fisherfolks to secure a reliable supply of fish.
- Coordinate with fish traders and fisherfolks to plan and schedule fish deliveries, considering factors such as quantity, quality, and location.
- Implement quality control procedures to ensure that stock received meets required standards.
- Continuously assess and evaluate potential new suppliers to expand the network of fish traders and fisherfolks.
- Business Development:
- Identify potential business opportunities and develop strategies to expand the customer base and increase market share.
- Collaborate with the marketing team to develop promotional campaigns and strategies to attract new customers.
- Conduct market research and analysis to stay updated on industry trends, competitor activities, and customer preferences.
- Operational Efficiency:
- Streamline operational processes and identify areas for improvement to enhance efficiency and productivity.
- Implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure consistent and high-quality processing operations.
- Monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the plant’s performance and make data-driven decisions.
- Team Management:
- Lead and manage a team of operations staff, providing guidance, training, and performance feedback.
- Ensure compliance with safety regulations and promote a culture of workplace safety.
- Strong understanding of the fish trading industry, including knowledge of fisherfolks, fish traders, and market dynamics.
- Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
- Effective communication and negotiation skills to build and maintain relationships with suppliers, traders, and customers.
- Analytical mindset with the ability to analyze data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
- Leadership skills with the ability to motivate and manage a team effectively.
- Familiarity with regulatory requirements related to fish processing and food safety standards.