Warehouse Manager Job Placement – M-KOPA Solar

Job Title:    Warehouse
Organization: M-KOPA Solar
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Manager Telesales
About US:
M-KOPA Solar is the global leader of “pay-as-you-go” energy for
off-grid customers. Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has
connected more than 500,000,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar
power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day. The success of M-KOPA (M=
mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to
low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan. Customers acquire
solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage “credits” for
less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting. After one year of
payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more
Job Summary: The Warehouse
Manager will guide the country management to optimize warehouse and
distribution processes and facilities with the objective of providing superior
and cost-effective logistics services and solutions to our internal customers.
They will provide leadership to the warehouse team and take responsibility for
developing and implementing strategies for warehouse, distribution and
operational value-adds through analysis and management of Supply chain OKRs
Key Duties and
  • Oversee warehouse processes; warehouse
    production, warehousing, dispatch and distribution of stock and ensure
    adherence to logistics and warehouse Service levels.
  • Oversee the entire logistics process from
    customs clearance and all import related requirements, safe receipt at
    warehouse and storage
  • Management, leadership and guidance of the
    warehouse team, setting OKRs for them and tracking them periodically to
    ensure that they are on track and that they feed into the core business
  • Key liaison with sales teams, service
    centers and all KE stakeholders (operations team KE) to ensure that their
    needs are well understood and well met through the section’s day to day
  • Ensures that all WH and logistics SLAs to
    the business are monitored daily, well tracked and continuously improved
    to meet business requirements.
  • Maintain stock control through continuous
    monitoring and reporting, which includes: item and part number management,
    regular stock counts, inventory reports, and periodic asset valuations.
  • Responsible for all company communication
    needs to the team as well as feedback or escalations from the team on
    anything that affects their productivity in the work place.
  • Participation in all section recruitments,
    placements, orientation, and ongoing training for the section members.
  • Responsible management of warehouse and
    logistics costs; i.e. manage the warehouse budget by leading forecasting
    and planning discussions, tracking performance and championing initiatives
    to reduce cost or increase operational efficiency
  • Planning for the section’s operations in
    order to foresee any blockages to section objectives and be able to deal
    with them in time, escalate where needed or handle any issues that arise
    so that warehouse and logistics operations continue to run smoothly.
  • Ensure that Warehouse operations are run
    in line with the sector and industry safety guidelines at all times
  • Process Improvement: Set up and
    continually monitor standard operating procedures for the warehouse and
    logistics department and periodically benchmark against industry standards
    to meet local needs and increase productivity.
  • Manage SLAs with service providers
    (Courier companies, waste disposal companies and security organizations)
    to ensure compliance in line with the business requirements.  
  • Others; take on other duties and tasks as
    directed by the line manager.           

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    applicant for the
    M-KOPA Solar Warehouse Manager job placement should have two years’
    experience in managing logistical and warehouse operations.
  • Excellent
    planning and organizational skills
  • Ability
    to work with a team and external partners
  • Strong
    spoken and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving
    and arithmetic skills
  • Good
    command of project management and planning tools
  • Critical
    thinking and solution design capabilities
  • Ability
    to communicate with all levels of leadership, driving action and persuading
  • Strong
    presentation and speaking skills (articulate, concise, engaging)
  • Exceptional
    work ethic, able to self-manag
    e and be proactive
How to Apply:
All candidates should upload an updated detailed copy of  their updated CVs and cover letters
expressing why they feel they are the best candidates for the role
Deadline: Friday, 30th
March 2018
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