Head of Logistics at Orange Telkom

On Monday, April 7th, 2014

Position:                                Head of Logistics

Reporting to:                        Chief Finance Officer   

Range:                                   R2U

Department:                         Finance – Logistics

Role Purpose

The Head of Logistics is responsible for maximizing the efficiency of the supply chain to achieve the highest level of customer service at optimal operating cost. The role offers support to all sales and operations functions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1.1 Supply Chain Strategy

• Formulating the company’s supply chain strategy.

• Reviewing the logistics strategy and lead process, selecting and adopting appropriate tools that guarantee improved performance.

• Spearheading strategic relationships with suppliers and partners in clearing and forwarding and Distribution.

• Strategising logistics flow optimisation and warehousing

• Effectively co-operating with the commercial, supply chain and regional procurement teams to ensure that value added activities are achieved. 

1.2 Logistics

• Reviewing and improving the supply chain planning process.

• Managing outsourced logistics.

• Ensuring that the technical and commercial functions have adequate inventories at the correct specification, and at the agreed levels.

• Ensuring smooth process flows, at the lowest cost possible and after considering all the parameters.

• Managing warehousing, storage, shipping and trucking to achieve optimal efficiency in the receipt, storage, issue and dispatch of all stock items.

1.3 Budgeting

• Developing and maintaining the Logistics budget.

• Managing incentive schemes by timely reconciliation and cancellation of bonds.

1.4 People Development

• Ensuring that the Logistics team receives the motivation, training and development, coaching and guidance to enable them to keep abreast of latest developments and achieve their maximum contribution.

• Supporting the recruitment of Logistics staff and ensuring that they animate the Code of Conduct.


Academic/ Professional Qualifications

  • Relevant Business Degree
  • Professional Diploma in Logistics/Supply Chain Management
  • First class knowledge in logistics/supply chain management coupled with experience in FMCG/Telecoms sectors
Key Competencies:

  • High integrity
  • Proactive and self driven
  • Strategic orientation
  • Emphasis on personal growth and development
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • A positive, “can do” attitude
  • Customer focused Excellent negotiation and problem  solving skills



This position is opened to Kenyan citizens only. If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.


Application should be sent by latest 11th April 2014, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. Apply through www.orange-tkl.co.ke. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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