2 Position at Sokowatch Ltd: (Deadline: 30 January 2021)

2 Position at Sokowatch Ltd: (Deadline: 30 January 2021)

2 Position at Sokowatch Ltd: (Deadline: 30 January 2021)

Country Procurement Manager

About Us:

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small merchants to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda use Sokowatch’s mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Role: Rwanda Procurement Manager, Reporting to East Africa Procurement Manager

Your role is to assist in building and maintaining strong supplier partnerships. You are responsible for driving company supplier term negotiations, by ensuring we receive the best margins, payment terms, and build strong partnerships across the country operations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate terms and conditions of supplier partnerships
  • Schedule regular reports and meetings
  • Actively manage and monitor the procurement and delivery of goods to the warehouses, to ensure KPIs are being met and revised regularly
  • Improve supplier lead-time compliance through optimization of delivery tracking
  • Managing supply chain relations activities at a country level
  • Monitor all distribution agreement contracts and ensure invoices from suppliers and POs to suppliers are as per the agreed terms.
  • Proactively identify opportunities that will align supplier needs with the organizational goals
  • Manage and implement strategies for procuring, and distributing goods to maintain stock levels

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Preferred 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Business Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Economics, or a Related Field
  • Understanding of Procurement Management Procedures, Logistics Skills, Strategic Planning Abilities
  • Understand cross-border logistics
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced s
  • ales environment
  • Strong negotiating and consulting skills
  • Strong data analysis and superior organizational skills,
  • Effective interpersonal and analytical abilities
  • Strong oral, written communication & presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel for work within the country
  • Must love working with people and cross-cultural teams

How to Apply

Qualified candidates to send their applications to [email protected] by 30th January 2021.

 

Branch Warehouse Manager

About Us:

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services that were previously unavailable. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Our Vision

Dominate the duka market across Africa by being their #1 partner for all goods and services by 2021. provide services that were previously unavailable. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya use Sokowatch’s mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment. Sokowatch will provide everything a duka needs, no wholesalers or distributors necessary.

Job Description:  Rwanda Warehouse Manager 

Sokowatch is searching for a stellar warehouse manager to be based in Kigali. They will undertake all aspects of warehouse manager for Sokowatch in Rwanda. The primary goal of this position is to monitor, report, and optimize inventory controls in Rwanda.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, commerce, business administration, or a closely related field.
  • Proven work experience as a warehouse manager for at least 5 years.
  • Expertise in development and implementation of warehouse management procedures and best practices.
  • Proven ability to implement processes improvement initiatives.
  • Strong knowledge of the warehousing key performance indicators (SOPs)
  • Leadership skills and ability to manage staff effectively for optimal performance.
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and must be fluent in English
  • Must exhibit a high level of integrity, keen on details, and comfortable working with numbers.
  • Ability to multitask, provide leadership, and perform under pressure.
  • A go getter and a problem solver.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the supervision and management of all warehouse operations in Rwanda including staff.
  • Responsible for the development and compliance of agreed-upon warehouse standard operating procedures across all warehouse functions (eg. loading, stock reconciliation, cash reconciliation, storage, stock counts).
  • Spearhead all inventory cycle counts, analyze variances, and fully investigate and report on stock variances i.e expected versus actual / physical.
  • Generate reliable reports on inventory levels, movement as well as stock valuation on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Responsible for the management of inventory across all branches. Ensuring each branch is not over/under- stocking on any SKU.
  • Responsible for managing the communication flow between branch level warehouse team and finance team with regards to timely payment for LPOs.
  • Responsible for managing the communication flow between country level warehouse managers, supplier relations, and procurement teams to ensure timely delivery of requested LPOs.
  • In charge of tracking and reporting of country level agent shorts, inventory shrinkage as well as send out
  • Responsible for the development of branch-level warehouse team budgets (eg. budget for additional personnel, storage capacity, parking capacity, offloading capacity, stock forecasting)
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

How to apply

Qualified candidates to send their applications to [email protected] clearing indicating  by 30th January 2021

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Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.






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