A Major Safari Operator with a number of camps throughout all of Southern Africa.
Directly manage and assume responsibility for a team of +/- 10 people.
Co-ordinate, plan and assume overall responsibility for the procurement and distribution of all necessary supplies to the company’s 7 lodges/camps, located on the northern circuit and in Zanzibar.
Purchase quality supplies in a timely manner and at the lowest cost.
Coordinate vendor activity and negotiations.
Establish, monitor and maintain optimal pricing with vendors.
Review and approve purchase orders for compliance with company policy and ordering requirements.
Take on the responsibility for efficient and cost-effective scheduling of deliveries.
Provide necessary support for the lodges and co-ordinate the constant communication of order status.
Maintain and improve proficiency in computerised ERP systems; be literate and functional with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
Assist in the preparation and management of the departmental budget.
Participate actively in the strategy and direction of the procurement department.
Evaluate existing purchasing policy and recommend changes as needed, with a focus on continuously improving all aspects of the procurement process.
Evaluate existing and potential suppliers; recommend and implement changes in suppliers, with the goal of improving the availability of supplies and to continually improve pricing and delivery standards.
Make recommendations on the use of substitute product.
Devise and implement methods to sell or dispose of dead and slow moving inventory.
Assist in the hiring, training, evaluating, supervising and terminating of the department personnel.
Supervise weekly and monthly stock counts or as an when deemed necessary
Demonstrated success managing inventory and logistics.
Experience developing and implementing strategic sourcing.
Demonstrated competency in budgeting, forecasting and planning.
Demonstrated competency hiring, developing and evaluating employees to achieve company and personal objectives.
Proven history of profit and loss management to maximize financial performanceKnowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, inventory/warehouse management and distribution software.
Willing to travel when requiredMust be fluent in English.
Fluency in Swahili an added advantage.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in logistics or stock management or similar (preferred)
Minimum 3 years in similar position (5 years preferred)
Minimum 2 years in progressive position (3 years preferred)
Wholesale, distribution experience required, Supervisory experience required
Superior abilities on MS Office products particularly Excel.
Familiarity with Quickbooks/Sage ERP an asset
Judgment and decision-making ability.
Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards
Effective listening, communication (verbal and written), and negotiating skills.
Team player who works productively with wide range of people.
Great Communication skills.
Strong leadership, motivation and managerial skills.
Superior organisational and problem-solving skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Manages time effectively and adapts quickly to changing priorities.
Excellent excel and data analysis skills
· Reference: LS-71127-0203
· Salary: $2000 - $2500
· Country: Tanzania
· Date Posted: 02 Jul 2015
· Employer type: Outsourced