Jobs – Logistics Coordinator at Living Goods

Job Title: Logistics Coordinator

Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cookstoves, and solar lights.

Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most.

By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of underserved communities.

Job Summary: The Living Goods Logistics Coordinator will ideally become the expert and go-to person for all logistics and distribution requirements for our work in Uganda. He /she will be ensuring all Living Goods’ branches are fully equipped, running smoothly, and compliant with all legal and licensing requirements this person will be a lynchpin in our Uganda operations. Reporting to the Ugandan Product Manager, the Logistics Coordinator will support the end-to-end procurement of all non-stock items ensuring all logistics and distribution requirements are carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate all logistics, suppliers, procurement requirements and deliveries to ensure the smooth operation of Living Goods offices and branches.
  • Ensure Living Goods buildings are fully compliant with legal and licensing requirements while serving as the main point of contact for the landlords.
  • Guarantee security requirements for Living Goods Ugandan facilities are in place.
  • Procure all non-stock items and services required for the current and future Living Goods branches and offices, securing great prices that are negotiated and delivered on time while all appropriate LG procurement processes are followed.
  • Manage all logistics and distribution within Living Goods Uganda for stock and non-stock items including where there are no direct deliveries from suppliers while minimizing logistics time and costs.
  • Perform all quality control on all orders delivered and coordinate all product warranty/return/after service support with staff and suppliers.
  • Supervise all stock taking and inventory management requirements by assessing actual and POS stock levels, supporting good stock management practice at the warehouses and overseeing the stock-taking process across Living Goods in Uganda.
  • Responsible for all complete and accurate stock level reporting including stock levels and shrink and conduct shrink investigations as directed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree.
  • The applicant should possess a minimum of two years’ experience in logistics and stock management.
  • Keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer literacy especially with Excel and data analysis.
  • Past exposure and experience with Quick Books POS system an advantage.
  • The successful candidate must have a proven ability to work under pressure in a fast moving dynamic environment while delivering results at an individual and team level.
  • The applicant must possess the ability to multi-task with accuracy and efficiency.
How to Apply for the joa: 
All applicants are encouraged to Apply Online by visiting the web link below

Deadline: 31st July 2014

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