Supply Chain Lead

January 10, 2022
Application ends: February 8, 2022
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Job Description

PowerGen Renewable Energy

PowerGen Renewable Energy is a micro-grid developer and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company for Commercial and Industrial (C&I) solar projects in Africa. PowerGen is creating an African energy system that utilizes clean, renewable energy and smarter grids to deliver power to all.
We uniquely combine our mission – to build Africa’s future energy system, while improving lives through smarter power – with technical, on-the-ground expertise and an innovative business model. We build, own and operate AC micro-grids and C&I solar projects to bring power to residential, commercial and industrial customers. With over 120 employees, a 7,500 sq. ft. workshop and headquarters in Nairobi, offices in Tanzania, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, PowerGen is building a company that is set to have an impact on the energy sector in Africa for years to come.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Supply Chain Lead
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Job Description

As the Supply Chain Lead, you will be responsible for designing, monitoring and implementing the supply chain strategy to improve efficiency and cost optimization while securing high quality materials. You will keep track of logistics and maintain an updated inventory.
You will also collaborate with vendors and suppliers to ensure all operations (e.g. shipping, delivery) meet quality and safety standards.
With the Project Execution Team, you will design a strategy for tool / equipment management You will report to the Country Operations Lead, while working closely with the Supply Chain Team of the Support Business Unit in Nairobi, Kenya.


Local Procurement and Logistics
Warehouse Management
Inventory Management
International Procurement and Clearing
Vendor Repository and Price List Management
Contract Management
Scheduling, Budgeting and Forecasting
Team-Wide Interface and Support

What You’ll Make Happen

Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy
Interface with the Support Business Unit Supply Chain Team
Collaborate with project execution, operations and maintenance, Customer Service and all teams in the business unit to generate BOMs and see to procurement, as required
Preparation and execution of RFPs and RFQs related to: Solar Equipment (including, but not limited to, PV modules, inverters, racking equipment, transformers and MV equipment, cables, etc.)
Supply Chain and Procurement document control / database management
Issuance of purchase orders and material release orders
Day-to-day supplier communications
Work with finance, business development and project execution teams to determine best vendors and distributors
Build and maintain good relationships with vendors
Receive competitive quotations and handle negotiations with vendors
Keep an updated inventory tracking system for all categories of inventory
Process importation of materials within set timelines
Ensure cost optimization across all supply chain processes by getting the best quality at the best prices
Ensure compliance with all government regulations on importation
Deliver materials to required locations and/or teams within project timelines
Engage vendors on warranty and/or refunds by implementing proper product monitoring systems within the product warranty timeframe
Track the key supply chain KPIs
Creation and execution of logistics plans with suppliers, contractors and transportation companies
Suggest solutions for process improvements by identifying process bottlenecks and implementing solutions in a timely manner

Your performance will be evaluated based on:

Adherence to set procurement, logistics and project schedules
>90% current price list for major project materials
>98% inventory and equipment tracking accuracy through monthly stock taking
90% critical process improvement per work year
Updated Vendor Repository per set target on vendor management
Cost reduction on EPC Contracts
0% inventory write-off rate
Other metrics that may be set by you, your Line Manager or the Company

What You Already Have:

First Degree in Business Management, Finance, Supply Chain Management or similar / relevant field
5 – 6 years experience working in Supply Chain
Hands-on experience with Enterprise Resource Planning management software (such as Odoo, Netsuite, SAP MM, AP Modules, SAP Plant Maintenance, etc.)
Excellent negotiation skills
Workstream ownership towards top-notch performance to impact overall Company’s success
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to work well in teams
Good time-management skills
Great interpersonal and communication skills

What Excites You

Intense attention to detail and managing multiple and varied work streams at the same time
Working collaboratively with many internal teams across multiple countries and offices to drive growth and operational excellence
A fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm.

Note: Employees can work remotely.

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