Job opportunity for Logistics Officer at Bridge International Academies

Job Title:   Logistics Officer
Organisation:  Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job ID: 3864
About Bridge:
Bridge International Academies is transforming education by attacking one of the emerging world’s biggest problems: inadequate access to and quality of education for the children of poor families and it provides high-quality education for just $5 a month (on average). Bridge is a for-profit company that deeply believes that financially sustainable solutions are the long-term answer to development in emerging countries. The company is backed by top-tier, global venture capital firms.
Job Summary: The Bridge International Academies Logistics Officer will be responsible for providing efficient and cost effective Logistics and Supply Chain support services to support the business at Headquarter and Schools.  The jobholder will deliver high quality professional logistics and administration services and lead the development and implementation of tools, processes, policies and practices covering all aspects of Logistics and Supply Chain.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Under the guidance of the Logistics Manager, Introduce a formalized and highly organized approach in the region to guide all distribution activities between headquarters and schools in given region.
·         Compilation of delivery schedules, route mappings, delivery tracking and reporting systems to ensure on time and complete deliveries
·         Develop and maintain strong working relationships with procurement, operations, construction, training, finance, research, administration and HR departments, taxi operators, motorcycle service providers and other partners within the Logistics services chain to create a partnership that adds value to Bridge International Academies
·         Responsible for negotiation of prices, lead times and other contractual terms with distribution and transport contractors in the areas the region assigned.
·         Reviewing and embedding with user departments the specifications for various logistics services required for school operations and other departments
·         Creating and fostering relationships with diverse logistics and supply chain professional associations to ensure gainful experience and knowledge sharing
·         Seek, evaluate and recommend reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality logistics services at reasonable prices in the region.
·         Determining distribution schedules and timing of deliveries to and from schools and keeping track of delivery times throughout the delivery process
·         Working with department managers and other staff to forecast demand for logistics services and to ascertain that deliveries are dispatched recorded and signed for by recipients.
·         Offer technical oversight over the material handling staff assigned to the region.
·         Deal with and resolve any logistical challenges including failure by internal and external stakeholders to meet expected performance benchmarks
·         Responsible for budgeting, reporting and analysis of Logistics costs to ensure high visibility and control of related expenses and proper allocation to user departments
·         Periodic reporting of Logistics activities and projects in assigned region
·         Working internally and with external legal support to ensure suitable agreements that would ensure appropriate terms of engagement with suppliers of high transport and delivery services
·         Support School Operations, Technology, Training and Construction departments and other functions in legal and contractual processes for Logistics needs.
·         Serve as the Deputy Logistics Manager when called upon.
·         Guide management on required areas of improvement to enhance Logistics and transportation processes
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement & Logistics Management, Business, Economics or other Social Science or related discipline or the equivalent
·         Professional qualifications in Logistics/Supply Chain will be an advantage
·         At least four to six years’ experience in management of Logistics and or Supply Chain services preferably for a large fast growing service or trading organization with multiple locations and diverse requirements
·         Prior experience with Logistics management of construction materials in a large scale environment where both formal and informal vendors operate will be a definite advantage.
·         Possess expert level of knowledge in Logistics including, but not limited to Coordination of large fleets of third party service providers, contract and relationship management and due diligence on Logistics contractors
·         Strong belief in the Bridge International Mission of creating high quality education services for the low income communities
·         Ability to deal with hands on issues , create effective liaison with heads of department and other key staff and management of various aspects of the logistics chain as well as participating in strategic thinking will be key to success in this position.
·         Ability to handle administrative issues with multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams
·         Ability to manage competing demands, accept criticism and constructive feedback, while being extremely adaptable and flexible
·         Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required
·         Ability to present Logistics services feedback, policies and procedures to senior managers.
·         Proven ability to organize large volumes of Logistics requirements for a broad range of office and operational needs.
·         Possess the ability to quickly learn and improve systems
·         Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
·         Strong initiative and solid judgment skills and abilities
·         High level of integrity and ethical behavior
·         Computer literacy skills i.e. Good hands on knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications
·         Willingness to travel to remote locations across the country
How to Apply for the job:
If you so desire to join Bridge International Academies in the aforementioned capacity, please Apply Online by Clicking on the link below

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