Branch Warehouse Manager

Recruiter / Employer: Sokowatch
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

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)

Requirements:

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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