Sokowatch is searching for a stellar warehouse manager to be based in Kisumu. They will undertake all aspects of a warehouse manager for Sokowatch in the branch. The primary goal of this position is to monitor and optimize inventory in the warehouse.
Reports to: Country Warehouse Manager
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for the supervision and management of branch level warehouse team
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)
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 managers and Kenya finance team with regards to timely payment for LPOs.
Responsible for managing the communication flow between branch level warehouse managers and Supplier procurement teams to ensure timely delivery of requested LPOs.
Responsible for the tracking and reporting of branch level agent shorts, inventory, and LPOs
Responsible for the development of branch-level warehouse team budgets (eg. budget for additional personnel, storage capacity, parking capacity, offloading capacity, stock forecasting)
The successful candidate will possess:
Proven work experience as a warehouse manager for 2-3 years
Deep knowledge of and proven track record implementing Good Warehouse Practices (Housekeeping, bin management etc)
First-hand experience with robust inventory management systems e.g. SAGE, SAP B1, Pastel etc
Demonstrate know how on best practices on master data clean up, goods receipt / issue, landed cost calculation and stock reconciliation
Proven ability to implement processes and improvement initiatives
Qualification in logistics or management
Leadership skills and ability to manage staff
Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication skills
Keen to details especially in interpreting supply chain numbers.
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