Warehouse Manager Employment Opportunity – Bridge International Academies

Job Title:   Warehouse Manager
Organisation:  Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job ID: 3861
About Bridge:
Bridge International Academies
is transforming education by attacking one of the emerging world’s biggest
problems: inadequate access to and quality of education for the children of
poor families and it provides high-quality education for just $5 a month (on
average). Bridge is a for-profit company that deeply believes that financially
sustainable solutions are the long-term answer to development in emerging
countries. The company is backed by top-tier, global venture capital firms.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Warehouse operations management
Supervision of the entire warehouse operation.
Management of all receipts and dispatches to all
user departments.
Cost Management:
Take overall responsibility of the efficient
management of costs associated with the warehouse.
The warehouse manager is required to ensure that we
are utilizing the warehouse space as efficiently as possible at all times and
that all costs related to the operation (utilities, administrative items,
consumables) are efficiently used to reduce costs.
The incumbent is required to continuously evaluate
the productivity of every team member in the warehouse to ensure that we keep
our labor costs under control.
Quality Assurance:
The warehouse manager is responsible for the
quality of all items that are dispatched to the user departments and is to
ensure that the items meet the specs provided by the user in quantity as well
as in quality.
Supervision and mentorship of staff:
The warehouse manager must
provide leadership to the team by 1) ensuring that every staff member has a
detailed job description 2) managing leaves in liaison with HR 3)compiling
bonuses and overtime claims 4)handling all disciplinary issues and corrective
measures in liaison with HR. The warehouse manager will also provide mentorship
to the staff by 1) organizing relevant trainings for the staff 2) Continually
measuring staff performance against set goals and KPIs and 3) developing the
staff in line with their capabilities and interests and the goals of the
Stock Management
The warehouse manager will be responsible for the
efficient management of warehouse stock by ensuring that all physical stock
balances match the stock balances reflected in the ERP.
Ensure all variances in the stock balances should be
investigated and reported to finance for correction.
The incumbent will be responsible for the
formulation of all Standard Operating Procedures to be followed in the
The warehouse manager is also responsible for
training the supervisory staff in the SOPs so that they can in turn train all
the warehouse staff.
Ensure that all Navision is continually updated to
reflect the true picture of the warehouse operations at all times.
Preparing and submitting consistent daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly
reports on the warehouse operations to the Supply Chain Manager and all other
interested parties.
Overall Custody of all Warehouse Assets:
The warehouse manager is to ensure that all safety
and security procedures are in place and that all the relevant staff are
trained on the same to prevent damage, loss or injury.
The warehouse manager should also ensure that the
warehouse is always in compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant must hold a relevant Bachelor’s Degree
Professional qualifications in purchasing and
supplies management (Preferred).
At least six to ten years’ experience in full
lifecycle procurement management preferably for a large fast growing service or
trading organization with multiple procurement requirements.
Comprehensive expert level of knowledge in Supply
chain management including, but not limited to warehouse management, logistics
management and procurement.
Ability to quickly learn and improve systems.
Computer literacy i.e. technical competence in MS
Prior experience working with an ERP (Experience
working with NAVISION will be an added advantage).
Strong leadership ability
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Acute attention to details
Excellent problem solving skills
Planning and organization skills
Ability to analyse and interpret data and adequately
communicate and present the findings to senior management.
Decision making and judgement skills
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential
information appropriately
Ability to be adaptable and flexible to changing
High degree of integrity and ethical behaviour
How to Apply:
If you so
desire to join Bridge International Academies in the aforementioned capacity,
please Apply Online by Clicking on the link below

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