Head Of Supply Chain

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About Easy Solar

Easy Solar is a leading solar company in West Africa, distributing and financing high-quality solar products and appliances for those with limited or no access to the conventional grid. Customers can finance their purchase over time by paying in weekly or monthly installments, with the option to pay via physical cash or mobile money. To date, Easy Solar has reached more than 550,000 beneficiaries, who access its products through an extensive network of agents and outlets throughout Sierra Leone and Liberia.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity to build and run all aspects of an end-to-end supply chain for a fast-growing, multi-country business in West Africa. The role will require building people, processes, and system capabilities in a challenging, but quickly developing, environment and has the potential to be one of the largest supply chain roles in the sub-region. Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the ideal candidate will have a very strong supply chain background, a genuine interest in working for a social enterprise that combines social impact and financial performance, and an exceptional ability to lead, train and motivate a multi-country supply chain team. Working closely with Sales, Technology, Finance, and other teams, the successful candidate will directly take part in the company’s effort to transform last-mile distribution in West Africa.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Team Management – Providing leadership, direction and management of the operations, logistics and after-sales teams in Sierra Leone and Liberia
  • Supply Chain – Creating and managing the policies, procedures, systems and controls for effective supply chain operations across the company and its geographies
  • Inventory Management – Overseeing inventory controls and materials accuracy, create sound security policies and procedures consistent with good accounting and distribution practices
  • Planning – Establishing Demand, Supply and S&OP processes in the business
  • Logistics – Overseeing the management of logistics operations including fleet management, transportation and distribution systems and procedures to ensure timely, efficient and economical delivery of products
  • Procurement – Overseeing the management of end-to-end purchasing strategies & processes that capitalize on savings and risk mitigation opportunities for the business
  • After-Sales – Manage the repair and maintenance of solar kits across the company and ensure we are surpassing our customers’ expectations on a regular basis

Required Education & Experience

  • Bsc/Msc in Supply Chain or Engineering related field is required
  • Minimum of 7 years’ supply chain experience related to logistics, inventory management, ideally having worked for a technology / FMCG company
  • Experience defining and driving a logistics and distribution strategy, including metric definition and alternative testing methodologies are extremely important
  • Demonstrating a sense of urgency is essential as this position requires a hands-on, problem solving, a multitasking team member who has a strong understanding of logistics, customer service, quality, and supply chain management
  • Ability to clearly communicate and present status, action, recommendations, and other technical information at all levels
  • Ability to build strong relationships with, and influence suppliers, logistics and sales personnel.
  • Hold a high level of proficiency in managing last-mile logistics in regions with poor infrastructure, with expertise in African geographies preferable
  • Technical knowledge of solar modules, batteries, energy storage and LEDs is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Experience in implementing health, safety, environmental and quality systems
  • High integrity, a strong worth ethic, and be a self-starter as well as having the ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and negotiate with vendors to add value to a business
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives
  • Women are encouraged to apply

What We Offer

  • A very attractive, performance-based, remuneration with benefits
  • Plenty of opportunities to grow within the company and take management positions
  • The opportunity to take part in one of West Africa’s most exciting entrepreneurial projects that has a strong commitment to outstanding customer service, user-friendly, high-quality life-changing devices and environmental sustainability
  • Frequent coaching and training
  • The opportunity to work closely with a young, international, tech-driven team of renewable energy enthusiasts

Follow this link to apply: https://easysolar.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=133

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