Senior Operations Manager- West Africa
Lagos, Nigeria
3d ago

The Role

Reporting to the COO, you will be responsible for :

o Leading a highly effective team within the company’s fastest growing markets in the West African region, while developing efficient and scalable systems to meet our customer needs.

o Overseeing a team responsible for supply chain, last mile distribution, import, export, transportation and reverse logistics of innovative products focused on powering access to brighter lives.

In your capacity to manage the business, you will :

  • Lead the development and continuous improvement within the operations teams and provide guidance for team members’ careers.
  • Meet KPI goals aligned with the short- and long-term goals of the business by enhancing delivery times, optimizing operational costs, and response.
  • Monitor and manage the inventory needs of our West African entities. Coordinate with sales and manufacturing departments to meet business needs and timelines.
  • Design and implement efficient processes for the last mile distribution. Oversee the process of product removals, completeness of reverse logistics kits.
  • Coordinate with technology teams to ensure company systems including applications meet operational needs.
  • Closely monitor any changes in tax / duty within the region and escalate any changes.
  • Liaise with customers’ operations teams to ensure delivery needs are met on time.
  • Lead an efficient and effective procurement department.
  • Qualifications

    Ideal Candidate Profile

  • 10+ years of experience in supply chain and logistics, fintech, import & export, or renewable energy space and have demonstrated previous management experience across West Africa.
  • MBA or Master’s degree in Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
  • Experience in managing a team at the country level. Last-mile distribution experience preferred
  • Highly analytical with a high degree of competency in ERP, Excel / Google Sheets, BI software (Looker, Microsoft BI, and Tableau).
  • Knowledge of SAP S4 HANA is desirable.

  • Knowledge of the relevant legislation concerning the region.
  • Knowledge of import / export, transport routes, warehousing and distribution network
  • Experience in business planning, procurement, warehouse, retail management, and fleet management. Local Assembly experience is a plus.
  • Open to travel 30% of the time.
  • For the Right Candidate

    This position, which is to be filled immediately, offers excellent career opportunities and highly competitive remuneration to the right candidate.

    Additional Information

    Application deadline is July 6th, 2022

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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