JOB DISCRIPTION - LOGISTICS OFFICER
The Reime Group is an entrepreneurial partner to telecommunication operators and technology vendors. The Group serves this market in Africa with skills, services and products, thereby contributing to the beneficial development of people and nations.
The Reime Group is a major multinational group providing complete passive infrastructure solutions for the wireless and wire-line telecommunication industry. The core activities include the full range of services and materials supply required for telecom roll-outs as well as post-installation services like maintenance and energy management. The Group emphasizes on the supply and installation of green and energy-saving solutions, providing its clients with extensive carbon credits and op-ex saving.
The Reime Group of Companies is wholly owned by the ACME Group, a leading supplier of passive infrastructure to telecom operators. The Group Headquarters of Reime is in New Delhi. Its 7 operating companies are registered as limited liabilities companies and are located in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Madagascar in East Africa and Nigeria & Ghana in West Africa.
The Reime Group today has operations in 7 African countries and employs over 250 people and looking to employ a qualified Logistics Officer for the Rwanda Operations office.
The holder of this position will deliver high quality logistics and administration services and lead the development and implementation of tools, processes, policies and practices covering all aspects of Logistics and Supply.
Ability to deal with hands on issues , create effective liaison with heads of department and other key staff and management of various aspects of the logistics chain as well as participating in strategic thinking will be key to success in this position. This is a key position within the company’s Finance and Administration function but with key linkages with all other departments reporting to the Logistics Manager but with key linkages with all other departments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Compilation of delivery schedules, route mappings, delivery tracking and reporting systems to ensure on time and complete deliveries
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with procurement, operations, construction, training, finance, research, administration and HR departments, taxi operators, motorcycle service providers and other partners within the Logistics services chain to create a partnership that adds value to Bridge International Academies
Negotiation of prices, lead times and other contractual terms with distribution and transport contractors in the areas the region assigned.
Reviewing and embedding with user departments the specifications for various logistics services required for operations and other departments
Creating and fostering relationships with diverse logistics and supply chain professional associations to ensure gainful experience and knowledge sharing
Seek, evaluate and recommend reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality logistics services at reasonable prices in the region.
Determining distribution schedules and timing of deliveries to and from schools and keeping track of delivery times throughout the delivery process
Working with department managers and other staff to forecast demand for logistics services and to ascertain that deliveries are dispatched recorded and signed for by recipients.
Provide oversight over the material handling staff assigned to the region.
Deal with and resolve any logistical challenges including failure by internal and external stakeholders to meet expected performance benchmarks
Budgeting, reporting and analysis of Logistics costs to ensure high visibility and control of related expenses and proper allocation to user departments
Periodic reporting of Logistics activities and projects in assigned region
Working internally and with external legal support to ensure suitable agreements that would ensure appropriate terms of engagement with suppliers of high transport and delivery services
Support School Operations, Technology, Training and Construction departments and other functions in legal and contractual processes for Logistics needs.
Advise management on required areas of improvement to enhance Logistics processes
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in management of Logistics services preferably for An expert level of knowledge in Logistics including, but not limited to Coordination of vehicle service providers, contract and relationship management and due diligence on Logistics contractors
Ability to handle administrative issues with multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams
Experience with Logistics management of construction materials in a large scale environment where both formal and informal vendors operate will be a definite advantage.
Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement & Logistics Management, Business, Economics or other Social Science or related discipline or the equivalent
Must be able to manage competing demands, accept criticism and constructive feedback, while being extremely adaptable and flexible
Excellent English writing and oral communication skills are required
Ability to present Logistics services feedback, policies and procedures to senior managers.
Must have the ability to quickly learn and improve systems
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
Strong initiative and solid judgment skills and abilities
High level of integrity and ethical behavior
Good hands on knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications
Application deadline: 25th January 2018