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Sep 12, 2017

Operations Officer Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Operations Officer
The salary for this role is no more than KShs. 40,000 and will be negotiable based on fit, skills, experience and qualifications. 

Successful candidates may therefore end up with an offer of KShs.40,000 or less than KShs. 40,000 based on fit, skills, experience and qualifications.

Our client’s vision is for every Kenyan to have a comfortable and dignified space to sit, sleep and socialize.

Their approach is to unlock the potential of small-scale furniture entrepreneurs at the center of Kenya’s furniture industry. 

The company is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry. 

Backed by European and American investment, their mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans.
About the Position: They are seeking an Operations Officer to take the reins of our increasingly complex operations. 

This is a key management and leadership role which will oversee our company’s most critical functions and advance them to the next level. 

The ideal Operations Officer will master logistics and inventory management to efficiently and reliably deliver quality products to our customers.
  • Efficiently and reliably deliver quality products to our customers.
  • Deliver our products when they are needed, anywhere in Kenya
  • Satisfy our customers by filling all orders correctly and on-time, ensuring delivery KPIs are met
  • Supervise accurate loading of company vehicles
  • Plan deliveries within Nairobi and across Kenya
  • Manage relationships with contracted transporters
  • Ensure proper upkeep of company vehicles
  • Manage company drivers and assistant drivers
  • Manage and prioritize customer orders
  • Accurately maintain customer order queue and prioritize orders for fulfillment
  • Keep customer engagement team apprised of order status
  • Coordinate order fulfillment with production team, based on factory outputs
  • Manage and account for company inventory
  • Receive goods against purchase orders and import records
  • Oversee stock tracking, management and storage
  • Take ultimate responsibility for all stock inflows and outflows
  • Coordinate stock with distributors and retail outlets
  • Manage warehouse off-loaders
About you: Our client puts less emphasis on formal qualifications (papers) and looks carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character. Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply. 

Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:
  • Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
  • Eagerness to learn and grow in their roles.
  • Strong organizational and recordkeeping skills, including the ability to develop operational tools in Microsoft Excel and learn new inventory software
  • Strong attention to details and ability to deliver on assigned tasks with independence and little supervision
  • The ability to relate well with direct reports, customers and colleagues.
  • Prior experience supervising loaders, transporters or other support staff
  • Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
How to apply
To apply, send your CV ONLY to [email protected]  

Please note you are encouraged to attach your resume in Microsoft Word® formatting. 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. 

Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews

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