Supply Chain Manager

September 1, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

BURN Nigeria

BURN is the largest vertically integrated modern cookstove company in the world, providing world-class R&D, manufacturing, and carbon offset projects from our HQ in Kenya and across 10 countries in Africa. We are working to create a world where cooking positively impacts all life on earth by producing the world’s most efficient biomass, liquid fuel, and electric cookstoves. Our team of 900 people – 51% of whom are women – is on track to produce and sell over 150,000 stoves per month in 2022 at our solar-powered facility in Kenya.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Supply Chain Manager – Nigeria
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Manager / Supervisor
Duties and 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
Work with the Quality Manager to ensure the quality of our raw materials meet set standards, whether being procured in the country or in other countries
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 supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities

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 
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 10 years
Hands-on experience with supply chain management software such as preferably Microsoft Navision, SAP, Syspro, 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.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should: 
Click here to apply online

Qualified Female Candidates encouraged to Apply
BURN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other fees).

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