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Dec 17, 2016

Wanda Organic Regional Distribution Supervisor Job in Kenya

In 2011 Wanda Agriculture was established to address these challenges and deliver along the triple bottom line – profit, people and planet. 

Having completed its technology research and licensing phase, proof of concept stage and first half of its pilot phase, the company has split into two strategic units - Wanda Organic to produce effective soil and plant health solutions and Wanda Mobile to distribute the solutions and service the end user.
In efforts to build capacity and prepare for the scale-up phase Wanda is recruiting for the following position:

Job Title: Regional Distribution Supervisor

Reports To: Distribution Manager 

Direct Reports: Distribution Officers
Responsible for: To supervise and manage regional team activities and processes in order to ensure an efficient, cost effective and professional delivery of services. 

Background: Across Africa smallholder families are struggling to make more productive use of their farmland. Most are currently unable to produce enough, either to feed their families an adequate nutritional diet, or to sell in the market and generate sufficient income to meet other needs. 

Population growth exerts continuous pressure on arable land, resulting in family shamba sizes shrinking with each generation, and/or triggering local migration from densely populated high-potential agricultural zones into more marginal land in the semi-arid areas. 

Whichever the scenario, they need the right technologies to grow more food more often, and to produce crops of higher nutritional and market value. 

Of particular concern - one of the topmost priorities –is the issue of soil health. African farmland soils are badly depleted, due to continuous farming land not allowed to rejuvenate, which is worsened by nutrient mining without replenishing soil nutrients. 

The smallholder‘s challenge is either to produce more food and more income from less and less land with rapidly deteriorating soils, or to turn drylands into productive farms. So the right technologies must include those which can restore and improve soil health and fertility. 

Currently the most widely known and available technologies are inorganic fertilizers, which are not matched to the particular needs of specific soils or agro-economic zones. 

The lack of knowledge and access to organic fertilizers hinders farmers‘ uptake of sustainable agricultural practices.

Key Tasks
  1. County Depot – set up and management of depot including recruitment and onboarding of the distribution officer.
  2. Stock Management – oversee stock level maintenance, storage and dispatch as per the company policy.
  3. Agent network management – oversee the recruitment, onboarding and relationship management of agents as per contracts.
  4. Logistics Management - identifying and management of logistics providers as per quality assurance requirements.
  5. Reporting – daily reports to immediate supervisor including three days of monthly status workshop at the head office.
  6. Training – periodic training of agents with support from distribution officer
  7. Customer complaint management – on ground support for customer complaint about quality assurance.
  8. Relationship Management & company representation - maintain stakeholder relationship within respective territory.
Key Performance Measures
  1. Cost Minimization (key focus on logistics costs)
  2. Product accessibility (sufficient distribution network)
  3. Company efficiency (Processes and systems)
  4. Team satisfaction and turnover.
Knowledge, experience and qualifications required
  1. Degree in supply chain management and related fields
  2. Minimum of 3 - 5 years’ relevant supervisory experience in the sector
  3. SAP experience preferred
Personal skills and attributes required
  1. Communication  and customer service skills.
  2. Strong problem solving and organizational skills.
  3. Ability to multi‐task and work under pressure
How to Apply

Email your CV to [email protected] 

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