Job title : Logistics Officer Based outside Lagos
Bridge believes every child has the right to high quality education and works in partnership with governments, communities, parents and teachers to deliver education to over 100,000 children in underserved communities across Africa and Asia.
Bridge leverages in-depth teacher training and support, advanced lesson plans and wireless technology to provide pupils with a meaningful and life-changing education.
Globally, there is an education crisis. Around 263 million children and young people are not in school and the number of primary school aged children not in school is increasing.
Bridge is committed to helping tackle this through a data driven, evidence based approach that delivers strong schools and a great education for all.
The Bridge Approach
Education is in crisis in many countries around the world. It is estimated that 264 million children and young people are out of school, and 330 million children are in school but not learning.
In addition, an extra 69 million teachers are needed to achieve the 2030 UN education goals.
Many education systems are plagued with inadequate materials and poor management systems, all leading to chronic teacher absenteeism and a lack of learning.
Education reform is challenging but it is urgently required if we are to prevent another generation of children missing out.
So, we work in partnership with governments, NGOs and non-state actors to address the huge education imbalance between what is available and what is needed right now we work to bridge the gap.
We believe parents have the right to choose a school for their children and we enable families to enjoy seeing their children learn, improve and flourish at Bridge schools.
We locate our schools in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. Families in our communities can be earning just $1.
90 per person a day; a level the World Bank notes is at extreme poverty. By putting learning at the centre of all we do, Bridge has become an extremely popular choice for underserved families and low-income communities.
With plans to enroll ten million students ten years from now, Bridge offers a tremendous opportunity to grow with one of the world’s most exciting and ambitious social enterprises, with leadership roles available across a number of competencies and geographies.
Supply Chain / Logistics Officer
Bridge International Academies is looking for a Logistics Officer who will be responsible for providing efficient and cost effective Logistics and Supply Chain support services to support the business.
The holder of this position will deliver high quality professional logistics and administration services and lead the development and implementation of tools, processes, policies and practices covering all aspects of Logistics and Supply Chain.
Ability to deal with hands on issues , create effective liaison with heads of department and other key staff and management of various aspects of the logistics chain as well as participating in strategic thinking will be key to success in this position.
What You Will Do :
Under the guidance of the Logistics Manager, Introduce a formalized and highly organized approach in the region to guide all distribution activities between headquarters and schools in given region.
Compilation of delivery schedules, route mappings, delivery tracking and reporting systems to ensure on time and complete deliveries
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with procurement, operations, construction, training, finance, research, administration and HR departments, taxi operators, motorcycle service providers and other partners within the Logistics services chain to create a partnership that adds value to Bridge International Academies
Negotiation of prices, lead times and other contractual terms with distribution and transport contractors in the areas the region assigned.
Reviewing and embedding with user departments the specifications for various logistics services required for school operations and other departments
Creating and fostering relationships with diverse logistics and supply chain professional associations to ensure gainful experience and knowledge sharing
Seek, evaluate and recommend reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality logistics services at reasonable prices in the region.
Determining distribution schedules and timing of deliveries to and from schools and keeping track of delivery times throughout the delivery process
Working with department managers and other staff to forecast demand for logistics services and to ascertain that deliveries are dispatched recorded and signed for by recipients.
Provide oversight over the material handling staff assigned to the region.
Deal with and resolve any logistical challenges including failure by internal and external stakeholders to meet expected performance benchmarks
Budgeting, reporting and analysis of Logistics costs to ensure high visibility and control of related expenses and proper allocation to user departments
Periodic reporting of Logistics activities and projects in assigned region
Working internally and with external legal support to ensure suitable agreements that would ensure appropriate terms of engagement with suppliers of high transport and delivery services
Support School Operations, Technology, Training and Construction departments and other functions in legal and contractual processes for Logistics needs.
Act as the Deputy Logistics Manager when called upon.
Advise management on required areas of improvement to enhance Logistics processes
Desired Qualifications and Skills :
Minimum of 4 to 6 years’ experience in management of Logistics and or Supply Chain services preferably for a large fast growing service or trading organization with multiple locations and diverse requirements
Experience with Logistics management of construction materials in a large scale environment where both formal and informal vendors operate will be a definite advantage.
Professional qualifications in Logistics / Supply Chain will be a key requirement
Bachelors Degree in business, economics or other Social Science or related discipline or the equivalent
Ability to present Logistics services feedback, policies and procedures to senior managers.
Demonstrated ability to organize large volumes of Logistics requirements for a broad range of office and operational needs.
Must have the ability to quickly learn and improve systems
Good hands on knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications
You Are Also :
Proactive You don’t always need supervision and you are a self-starter. Your personal drive to succeed and deliver keeps you working when you may not have a supervisor with you.
A detailed doer -You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-
up or other rapid-growth company.
A networking mastermind- You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech.
You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
A creative problem-solver- Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-
resource communities and runs on fees averaging around $7 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
A customer advocate- Our customers these families living on less than $2 a day per person never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).
You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like.
Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
A malleable learner-You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.
You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.