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Reference OPEMA 2019

Location: Nairobi, Kenya Available: Immediately

Category: Experienced Offer: Neg.

Profile Introduction

Our client, an international courier and freight company is seeking to recruit an operations manager

Role Summary;

  • Responsible for running a robust operations department in the company with a smooth and efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of clients
  • The role reports to Chief Operations Officer


  • Master’s Degree in Supply Chain management or a relevant business course;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain management or a relevant business course;
  • Certificate in a logistics management related course Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
  • Diploma in clearing and forwarding, warehouse management, mechanical engineering or business related fields;
  • Single window, TRADEX and KENTRADE with vide usage of TRADEX and KENTRADE;
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ relevant experience gained from a reputable organization


  • Manage day to day departmental activities, analyzing statistics while reading and writing reports;
  • Improve operational efficiencies to increase ability to process consignments and shipments continually seeking improvement opportunities;
  • Lead the operations team and drive departmental objectives, sharing knowledge and developing skills as appropriate;
  • Identify, escalate and advice management on recurring/consistent problems with systems, regulations, policies and third-party functionalities;

Liaise with other departmental managers and contribute in strategy, policy and results management;

  • Forecast requirements, participate in annual budget development, schedule expenditures, analyze variances and initiate corrective actions;
  • Oversee the preparation of work plans and submission of operations department periodic budgets, reports and statistics;
  • Administrate compliance and adherence to export/import administration regulations;
  • Organize regular trainings for operations staff to continually develop knowledge ensuring changes in operational dynamics are understood and implemented;
  • Periodically identify training needs and skills development requirements or in-house training opportunities;
  • Participate in identifying staffing needs, selection, recruitment, onboarding and performance management in the department;
  • Represent the organization in relevant meetings and respond to internal and external inquiries; Job Dimensions:

 Financial Responsibility:

  • Participate in budget development with overall responsibility of the department’s budget
  • Approve expenses and authorize payment
  • Present reports to the COO II. Working Conditions:
  • Works predominantly within a comfortable office environment.
  • Is required to travel to the field from time to time


  • Strong managerial skills;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in building and sustaining relationships with a particular focus on the integration and leading, as well as being a part of a team;
  • Excellent Analytical and Communication skills;
  • Excellent leadership skills, executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity;
  • Excellent Planning and Organizing skills;
  • An astute commercial manager with demonstrated ability to coach and develop others to higher performance;
  • Proactive in identifying and solving problems
  • Knowledge and full understanding of supply chain management with relevant industry experience; Functional

Skills: Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

  • Strong commitment to the principles underpinning good governance and sound financial management;
  • Strategic and innovative with ability to sell the vision;
  • Excellent knowledge of the relevant laws and legislation;
  • Excellent knowledge of financial management;
  • Extremely high levels oral, written and negotiation skills
  • Owners mind set, takes ownership of everything within scope of responsibility while still empowering others to do the same;

How to Apply

If you are qualified and up to the challenge send your Resume and Cover Letter to by 3rd May 2019. Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted