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Head of Supply Chain

THE ROLE IN BRIEF

Lead our Multi-million-dollar Raw Materials Sourcing:

  • Deliver consistent, fairly priced supply of all raw materials to our Production facility
  • Identify, engage, on-board, train and retain suppliers, both internationally and locally, with a focus on geographic diversification and alternate sources of supply
  • Manage raw material delivery from order placement to receipting, driving QC, efficient and effective international shipping, customs clearance and domestic logistics
  • Use your market knowledge, relationships and experience to identify and mitigate supply risks and generate business opportunities

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Optimize our Other Sourcing Activities:

  • Formalize the Procurement team as the primary sourcing and purchasing unit for the business, working with other departments to organize and centralize Procurement activities
  • Enhance the ways we source and purchase services

Manage Cash Flow:

  • Avoid over- and/or under-stocking
  • Manage vendor payment profiles and ensure purchase commitments are tailored to available cash
  • Develop tools to ensure optimal buying for planned future production
  • Identify and execute cash-saving initiatives

Manage the Team:

  • Establish the tone from the top for the Procurement team
  • Support the team with their personal development to enable a high-performing unit
  • Implement a culture of continuous improvement in sourcing and supply
  • Represent the Procurement team in relations with senior management and toward other teams
  • Deliver against approved annual and quarterly targets

Other Responsibilities:

  • Key member of the automation steering committee
  • Recommend IT/management systems for Procurement and Inbound Logistics activities
  • Provide guidance and thought partnering to senior management in matters of supply
  • Key support role for our Mauritius parent company, through which all international purchases are made
  • One of our key representatives with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), the Port Authorities and the Customs Inspectorate
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CAREER GROWTH + COMPENSATION

You’ll join the leadership team of one of East Africa’s most successful growth-stage companies, playing a key role in our development into a major enterprise.  You’ll learn first-hand how a thriving venture is operated, with opportunity to expand your skills and responsibilities as your team and our company grow.

We believe this distinct and rare experience is the most valuable benefit we offer new leaders who join our team.  In addition to this, you’ll earn a competitive salary and benefits package benchmarked against lean mid-sized companies.

ARE YOU OUR DREAM CANDIDATE?

  • You have at least 7 years’ experience leading Sourcing and Supply Chain management for manufacturing in a complex global environment, (10 years, if there’s no team management experience)
  • You have strong working knowledge of import/export practices and regulations
  • You have strong people management skills and excel at building key internal and external relationships
  • You have a well-developed analytical ability and high level of attention to detail
  • You are eager to join a quickly-growing organization and team

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