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Logistics Lead, Supply Chain At CARE – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience7 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldLogistics  , Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Logistics Workstream Lead on the Global Supply Chain Transformation Project leads the design and execution of CARE’s strategy for logistics as part of our overall supply chain strategy.  

In this role, the Logistics Workstream Lead needs to have strong relationships with the key stakeholders across all areas of logistics in Country Offices, Regional Management Units and CARE Headquarters. In addition, the role will provide logistics technical guidance to other CARE Confederation Members.

This position provides leadership, oversight, and management of the logistics workstream on the Global Supply Chain Transformation Project. This includes defining the strategy and goals, defining the plan to deliver against this and being accountable for delivery against this plan for achievement of the goals and objectives, milestones and deliverables. This includes the processes, organization structure and skills requirements, capacity development and the enabling technology and data on the logistics component of the supply chain. It also includes coordinating with other supply chain components to ensure a holistic view of the end-to-end supply chain is delivered.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversight, ongoing supervision, leadership & management of the logistics workstream

  • Define the strategy and goals for the logistics function globally – ensuring that this has extensive input from country and regional offices.  Specific focus areas are on warehousing and inventory management, asset management, distribution/transportation management and fleet management. This will include streamlining the logistics process and automating the process through technology solutions, improving data management and reporting, and capacity building of staff globally.
  • Define the project plan to deliver the strategy and goals.
  • Provide regular status checks and escalate any potential slippages, risks and issues through the Global Supply Chain Transformation Project governance structure and cadence.
  • Set a clear performance baseline, track and support improvement in the key performance indicators – including being an integral part of delivering on Global Supply Chain Efficiency.

Develop CARE’s global logistics capacity

  • Evaluate resources and capacity needs to ensure organizational needs are met.  Develop and implement logistics related training programs. 
  • Promote talent development across the logistics workforce and identify resources that can support the global logistics workstream.
  • Lead and support in the development and facilitation of training on new processes and ensure understanding across the user base.

Engagement and communication with stakeholders

  • Develop strong relationships with other functional groups within and beyond supply chain and executive leaders, particularly at regional and country level.
  • Ensure stakeholder alignment and coordination via clearly articulated governance processes.
  • Provide strategic consulting and analytic perspective to the stakeholders on logistics related areas.
  • Ensure a collaborative and effective approach within the extended team.
  • Ensure effective communication between units, other CARE entities and external parties. 
  • Business partner to internal and external stakeholders.

Best practices development

  • Identify best practices internally and externally.
  • Create a forum and knowledge repository to allow for sharing of these best practices.
  • Agree which best practices to adopt and incorporate into the logistics workstream strategy and plan.
  • Identify sustainability opportunities and deliver these within the overall supply chain sustainability strategy. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business field: Logistics or Supply Chain Management or equivalent work experience.
  • 7 years’ experience in implementing and/or using supply chain technologies within an international NGO.
  • Proven track record of defining logistics strategies, policies, procedures and key performance indicators.
    • Project Management
    • Planning and Budgeting 
    • Leadership and Team Building Skills
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, both as a leader of teams and as a leader of projects – dynamic, strategic and resourceful.
  • Strong communication skills that demonstrate an ability to influence others through oral and written presentation. Successful candidates are able to persuade, motivate and compel support for key ideas and initiatives by delivering clear, well-structured presentations.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to bring a macro perspective to business opportunities.
  • Leading experience and knowledge in negotiations and the ability to coach and develop others to do the same.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to CARE on phg.tbe.taleo.net to apply.

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