Head, Inventory Control
Lagos, LA, Nigeria
3d ago

Babban Gona Agricultural Franchise is a financially sustainable, high impact and highly scalable social enterprise, which is part-owned by the farmers it serves.

Babban Gona is an innovative model designed to serve the bottom of the pyramid and transform agriculture into a job-creation engine.

Through this agricultural franchise, Babban Gona offers a suite of services to smallholder farmers, helping them to overcome the challenges of fragmentation and low economies of scale.

These services include :

Financial Credit : BG raises cost-effective debt to finance its members.

Agricultural Inputs : provides the appropriate balance of quality agricultural inputs at highly competitive prices.

Training and Development : Members are trained on good agronomy practices with a focus on minimizing negative environmental impact.

Harvest Storage and Marketing Services : access to optimal storage practices, markets and increased profits. BG has helped smallholder farmers increase their productivity by 2x the national average and profitability by 2.

5x to 3x the national average.

This social enterprise had grown to become Nigeria's single largest maize producing entity. Over the past 8 years of its operations, BG has scaled to serve a cumulative of over 65,000 smallholders across 5 Northern states in Nigeria : Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Bauchi and Plateau states.

About The Role

Babban Gona is Looking to hire a Head of Inventory Control to oversee all aspects of inventory management and optimize inventory control procedures

What Do you need to do to be considered Successful

  • Design and implement an inventory tracking system.
  • Examine the levels of supplies and raw materials to determine shortages.
  • Ensure the re-ordering level and re-ordering quantity is properly placed.
  • Verifying members' input and output distributions.
  • Identifying damaged goods and reporting to the finance department.
  • Document Daily deliveries and shipments to update inventory.
  • Prepare detailed reports on inventory operations, stock levels, and adjustments.
  • Perform Daily Analysis to predict inventory problems.
  • Perform critical inventory tasks to ensure the correct amount of items are in stock.
  • Maintain updated and accurate records of inventory, including transfers and cycle counts.
  • Review documentation and monitor product codes to search for discrepancies troubleshoot quantity discrepancies between stocks and records.
  • Respond to sales inquiries and purchase orders, collect and analyze data to determine appropriate order quantities, process orders for shipment.
  • Prepare, generate, and file financial inventory reports, review reports monthly with management.
  • How Important are you to the bottom line

    You’ll be responsible for developing and implementing improvements to existing operational procedures in order to maximize efficiency and cut operational costs.

    This position reports to the financial controller.

    The Biggest Problem Solving duties On the Job

    You’d have the challenge of ensuring that Babban Gona is adequately stocked to meet current and future realities.

    What you need to have done in your career

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software and forecasting techniques.
  • An analytical mind with strong attention to detail.
  • Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to roll up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity.
  • Able to solve complex problems
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships.
  • Strong Influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, startup environment with dynamic business priorities.
  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching / mentoring a team.
  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.
  • What You Stand To Gain

  • An opportunity to contribute to ensuring food security across the country.
  • Competitive Remuneration And Benefits.
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