Senior Associate, Operations US Company Jobs - Greenlight Planet

Organisation: Greenlight Planet
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Operations Manager, Africa

About US:
Greenlight Planet is a US-based global leader dedicated to delivering safe, affordable solar energy products to more than 2 billion people who live off the electric grid around the world. Our Sun King solar- powered lights and phone chargers are used in more than 5 million homes in South Asia, East Africa and West Africa today. Our mission is to replace the dirty and dangerous kerosene lanterns used by under-electrified consumers across the globe.  Our products have earned huge recognition, including a ranking as “the best solar lamp” by the Economist Magazine and ‘best-in-category’ prizes from the World Bank’s Lighting Global program. The Company has also won numerous awards including the recent 2016 Ashden International Award - the world's most prestigious green award for excellence in sustainable energy.

Job Summary: The Senior Associate, Operations will support the Operations and EasyBuy teams through efficient inventory management; coordinating outbound logistics and providing reports as and when required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Inventory Planning: Plan for inventory levels as per the requirement of Easy Buy (EB) direct sales to ensure optimum stocks with zero stock outs at all times
  • Inventory Management: Tasked with managing inventory at the warehouse from the time of receipt and allocation of stock to the time of outward reporting
  • Outbound Logistics: Coordinating a flawless outbound for the purposes of DRP to avert any situation of bullwhip effect
  • Greenlight Planet outlets (shops) inventory: Ensuring complete visibility of inventory at shop level and at EO level
  • Reporting: Inventory Reporting Weekly on EB stocks at warehouse, shops and EO levels; any other report as need be

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree or post graduate qualification (MBA-preferably Operations/Finance (audit)/ actuarial science/Tax) from a Premier institution
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience in data analytics/business analysis for sales/supply planning / distribution requirement planning
  • Extensive knowledge and hands on experience of Audit /Data analysis / statistical compilation
  • Ability to work with distributors, sales teams and sales agents to ensure smooth distribution operations
  • Ability to collect sales data, use the data to forecast and plan for inventory
  • Extensive knowledge and working experience with a robust ERP / WMS
  • Excellent hands-on experience in the use of computer tools (excel /macros /v-lookup /charts /pivot table) for analysis for business
  • Ability to work comfortably with and maintain large volumes of data in excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely under minimal supervision

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Greenlight Planet are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.

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