Head, Logistics And Distribution in Lagos, Nigeria

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Logistics and Supply Chain
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description


•Direct, manage and coordinate logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer service activities.

•Organise the safe and efficient storage and distribution of goods, and to ensure that orders are satisfied correctly.

•Lead and direct strategic planning for logistics and customer services. 


Job Description:

•Responsible for receipt and tagging of all received goods.

•Design, implement & manage an effective and efficient storage/ retrieval system

•Manage and ensure distribution of goods to all outlets

•Prepare all L&D reports to guide in management planning and decision making

•Ensure distribution of goods to all outlets

•Responsible for inventory management

•Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency.

•Establish or monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.

•Create policies or procedures for logistics and distribution activities.

•Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.

•Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics.

•Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems or customer issues.

•Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation.

•Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.

•Direct distribution center operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives.

•Negotiate transportation rates or services.

•Design models for use in evaluating logistics programs or services.

•Negotiate with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability.

•Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios.

•Plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes.

•Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.

•Analyse the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers.

•Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management.

•Analyse all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.

•Direct or coordinate comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources.

•Communicate freight transportation information to customers or suppliers, using transportation management, electronic logistics marketplace, or electronic freight information systems, to improve efficiency, speed, or quality of transportation services.

•Conduct or review environmental audits for logistics activities, such as storage, distribution, or transportation.

•Motivate, organize and encourage teamwork within the workforce to ensure set productivity targets are met.

•Oversee the planned maintenance of vehicles.

•Participate in personnel development at all levels through talent acquisition, performance management, providing opportunity for high performers, education, communication, expectation setting, and self-actualization.

•Perform related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates. 

Educational Qualification and Experience:

•Undergraduate degree in Economics, Marketing, Business Management, Logistics or Supply chain Management or a related field.

•Master’s Degree in relevant discipline

•A minimum of 7 - 10 years experience in similar role (inclination to fashion would be an added advantage).

•Any professional certification would be an added advantage

•Proven record of successful distribution and logistics management

•Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff

•Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills

•Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects

Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills;

•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

•Good product knowledge

•Good negotiation skills

•Proven ability to think independently and handle multiple projects through to completion;

•Ability to analyze data and come up with information for management to make business decision;

•A solid understanding of planning and execution;

•Ability to develop policies and procedures relevant to logistic and distribution

•Excellent knowledge of inventory management

•Knowledge of ERP

•Record of successfully collaborating with and influencing senior management and peers;

*Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff;

•Demonstrated independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and professional demeanour;

•Able to make effective presentations to diverse groups;

•Able to perform financial calculations and create and manage budgets;

•Must be able to use MS Office applications –Word, Outlook, and Excel to a competent standard.

•Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive.

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