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Head, Logistics And Distribution by jobmag: 12:34pm On Mar 26, 2015
Job Title: Head, Logistics and Distribution
Industry: Retail Fashion
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Ikeja, Lagos

Main Purpose of Position

• Direct, manage and coordinate logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer service activities.
• Organise the safe and efficient storage and distribution of goods, and to ensure that orders are satisfied correctly.
• Lead and direct strategic planning for logistics and customer services.

Job Description

• Responsible for receipt and tagging of all received goods.
• Design, implement & manage an effective and efficient storage/ retrieval system
• Manage and ensure distribution of goods to all outlets
• Manage & develop the staff that are direct reports
• Prepare all L&grin reports to guide in management planning and decision making
• Ensure distribution of goods to all outlets
• Manage & develop the staff that are direct reports
• Responsible for inventory management
• Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency.
• Establish or monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
• Create policies or procedures for logistics and distribution activities.
• Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
• Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics.
• Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems or customer issues.
• Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation.
• Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.
• Direct distribution centre operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives.
• Negotiate transportation rates or services.
• Design models for use in evaluating logistics programs or services.
• Negotiate with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability.
• Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios.
• Plan or implement improvements to internal or external logistics systems or processes.
• Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.
• Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers.
• Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management.
• Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies.
• Direct or coordinate comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources.
• Communicate freight transportation information to customers or suppliers, using transportation management, electronic logistics marketplace, or electronic freight information systems, to improve efficiency, speed, or quality of transportation services.
• Conduct or review environmental audits for logistics activities, such as storage, distribution, or transportation.
• Motivate, organize and encourage teamwork within the workforce to ensure set productivity targets are met.
• Oversee the planned maintenance of vehicles.
• Participate in personnel development at all levels through talent acquisition, performance management, providing opportunity for high performers, education, communication, expectation setting, and self actualization.
• Perform related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates.

Qualification and Experiences

• Undergraduate degree in Economics, Marketing, Business Management, Logistics or Supply chain Management or a related field.
• Master’s Degree in relevant discipline
• A minimum of 7 - 10 years experience in similar role (inclination to fashion would be an added advantage).
• Any professional certification would be an added advantage
• Proven record of successful distribution and logistics management
• Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
• Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects

Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills;
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
• Good product knowledge
• Good negotiation skills
• Proven ability to think independently and handle multiple projects through to completion;
• Ability to analyze data and come up with information for management to make business decision;
• A solid understanding of planning and execution;
• Ability to develop policies and procedures relevant to logistic and distribution
• Excellent knowledge of inventory management
• Knowledge of ERP
• Record of successfully collaborating with and influencing senior management and peers;
• Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff;
• Demonstrated independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and professional demeanour;
• Able to make effective presentations to diverse groups;
• Able to perform financial calculations and create and manage budgets;
• Must be able to use MS Office applications –Word, Outlook, and Excel to a competent standard.
• Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to drive.

Salary: N180,000 - N200,000

Application Deadline:
2nd April, 2015

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should click this link to apply >>

For further Enquiries
JobMag Centre,
254, Herbert Macaulay Way, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos.
Tel: 08167490262

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