Supply Chain Manager

October 24, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos


UpEnergy brings aspirational energy saving products within reach for low-income communities. We create valuable health and environmental outcomes by providing our users with products that improve their lives every day. Our approach combines local, on-the-ground teams leveraging our platform to best serve users, with over a decade of experience building platforms that generate valuable carbon emission reductions and allow us to provide our products to local communities at affordable subsidized prices.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Supply Chain Manager
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Procurement & Supply Chain
The Role

The Supply Chain Manager will report directly to the Country Director. UpEnergy distributes clean cookstoves and other energy-saving products throughout the country. As we source products from multiple suppliers and distribute them through over a dozen points of sale, tracking and managing our inventory is essential to our business operations.
The primary responsibility of the Supply chain manager is drive availability of products through the creation of partnerships with 3rd party manufacturers, Design and manage an efficient logistics process to ensure the movement of goods across different states, manage both direct and indirect procurement within the business.

Key Responsibilities

Inbound Logistics – organizing export with foreign suppliers and liaising with freight forwarders and regulatory agencies.
Monitor all inbound cargo until received in the factory.
Vendor relations (including contract manufacturers)
Supply & Demand Forecasting – work with the management team to determine ordering needs, lead times, etc.
Outbound Logistics – work with freight forwarders and pertinent government regulatory agencies for correct documentation and processes are adhered to for any exports from our company.
Coordinate strategic sourcing, planning, and logistics activities for the business.
Maintain material resources planning and logistics activities for the business.
Facilitate activities with departments in the clarification and development of clear and concise specifications for materials, products, equipment, and services.
Work with the R&D team to help guide new product development
Assist in ERP implementation and training
Work with warehouse manager on raw material control and material call-offs for replenishment
Drive continuous improvements in the supply chain.
Work with the central procurement team for any international procurement and feedback on quality or any raw material and equipment issues affecting production processes.
Lead team in negotiations with vendors/carriers to gain the required service levels at a price point that enhances organizational profitability.
Onboard local suppliers using the set criteria.
Lead supply chain team in identifying risk mitigation requirements.
Lead company exemption and tax reliefs for import of materials, equipment, and spares.
Facilitate organizational activities to mitigate risk
Any other duties as assigned by your line manager.


Degree in Supply Chain, Procurement, and Logistics or related field
Previous experience in the supply chain, procurement, or similar
Detail oriented
Problem solver
Risk averse.
Materials management
Excellent communication skills
Comfortable with Excel
Good understanding of country laws on tax and duties and HS codes.
Previous working experience as a Supply Chain Manager for 8 years.
Hands-on experience with supply chain management software such as Microsoft Navision, SAP, Syspro, Oracle Database system etc
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success.
Critical thinker with problem-solving skills
Team player.
Good time-management skills
Great interpersonal and communication skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
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