Logistics Country Lead
One Acre Fund
About the organization
One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Managing multiple input distributions throughout the growing season. This includes scheduling, truck loading, staff coordination, and stock level analysis.
Managing all One Acre Fund inventory and warehouse assets in a safe and secure manner by upholding key security and fraud control policies.
Managing the logistics department budget which includes inventory, staffing, warehouse, and transport expenses.
Serving as a liaison between various One Acre Fund departments to support the major annual distribution processes.
Innovating ways to deliver new categories of life-changing products (e.g. live plant material, poultry, etc.), and to make our delivery network, even more, cost-effective.
Building and managing a team of warehouse and logistics professionals. Team size ranges based on program location however the average size is about 10 full-time employees and up to 100 seasonal employees.
Building and managing a network of 3rd party service providers including transportation, warehousing, and input suppliers.
Managing all logistics data and inventory flows within One Acre Fund warehouses and during our busy distribution periods.
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 5+ years of work experience. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position.
Related masters degree is an asset, but not strictly required. (Examples: Supply Chain Management, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Business Administration, etc.)
Demonstrated strong work experiences with demonstrated leadership and management experience. Examples include demanding professional work experiences, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business,).
Experience in supply chain, logistics, or other operational management. Development world experience is an asset but not required.
Strong analytical skills – Ability to quickly review, synthesize, analyze and communicate data, with high attention to detail. Excel skills particularly an asset.
Creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing operational environment.
We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
A willingness to commit to working in the role for at least two years; this is a long-term, career-track role.
Language: Fluent English required. Local languages are a plus.
Equal Opportunity Employment
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