Logistics and Procurement Manager is needed at Zola Electric

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Zola Electric’s Career and Recruitment Vacancy

Job title : Logistics and Procurement Manager jobs in Lagos

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : October 30, 2021

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About the Job

  • We are looking for a Logistics and Procurement Manager to create, manage, and implement the Group logistics, manufacturing/supply chain strategy and support Engineering and Sales execution.
  • Liaise with shipping agents for the flawless and timely execution of shipments needed for customers.
  • Coordinate with Sales teams and shipping agent network to provide all quote information needed to propose and execute sales.
  • Coordinate all documentation required for all global shipments.
  • Coordinate with Finance to ensure supplier payment in time for shipment execution.
  • Oversee inventory forecasting across Engineering and Sales (both B2B and traditional vertically integrated sales); use the forecasts created to guide supplier production levels.
  • Create / execute strategy for supplier production and stocking levels of all warehouses.
  • Oversee inventory in all Group-operated warehouses, and have stock levels ready to serve customers at the customer service levels defined.
  • Manage / coordinate the counting and protection of all inventory in Group-managed warehouses.


  • The Logistics and Procurement Manager will report into the VP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain and be based in our Nigeria office.

Strategic Collaboration:

  • Participate in strategic meetings to contribute to the development of the 3 to 5-year Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Manufacturing Strategy and Business Plan
  • Develop and manage the implementation of policies, procedures, systems and controls for effective manufacturing and logistics operations
  • Establish and maintain appropriate performance metrics to track and manage performance, safety, quality and cost.

Logistics Management:

  • Manage the intake of logistics requests from constituents across the business, including Engineering, Business Development, and vertically integrated OpCos
  • Create freight cost quotes across multiple locations in coordination with freight agent network
  • Create all preliminary and final shipping documents, coordinating with the warehouse network, Finance, Business development, and other departments as needed
  • Coordinate with Zola shipping agent network to execute all shipments required for all business stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Coordinate directly with customer shipping agents to create or correct documentation
  • Coordinate the set up of distribution clients with all resources needed to conduct shipping (PVOC registration, agent contacts, etc.)
  • Avoid all unnecessary fees for the import / export of inventory
  • Manage the proper clearing of products at international ports, where necessary
  • Optimize transportation mode usage and resultant costs
  • Maintain all Group Courier (DHL / UPS / FedEx) accounts in coordination with Finance
  • Maintain PVOC registrations for all Group shipment locations

Forecasting and Supplier Inventory Management:

  • Coordinate and maintain a current forecast for all inventory based on current usage forecasts from all sources (engineering / Business development / VI markets)
  • Where necessary to pre-purchase materials or manage supply, provide necessary forecasts to suppliers for products in their purview
  • Manage the inventory that strategic suppliers have purchased on behalf of Zola
  • Manage inventory that Zola has in consignment with all suppliers
  • Align with leadership on need for future orders and create POs that are necessary to maintain inventory required for operations

Contract Manufacturing Coordination:

  • Serve as primary point of contact for our contract manufacturer(s)
  • Understand and communicate on build scheduling to all relevant executive stakeholders
  • Coordinate with the contract manufacturer on inventory levels being held on behalf of Zola
  • Release forecasts to the contract manufacturer, as necessary
  • Coordinate between engineering and the contract manufacturer where production parts EOL and need to be requalified

Warehouse and Kitting Management:

  • Determine the optimal number, size and location(s) of facilities such as distribution centers, cross docks, etc. (i.e. Network layout and Management)
  • Evaluate, select, and negotiate terms and conditions with warehouse providers
  • Ensure the security of product throughout the warehouse network
  • Manage the accuracy of inventory listed in the ERP systems for Group warehouses (NetSuite)
  • Promote and manage best practices for warehousing for Group warehouses
  • Provide input on warehousing and distribution strategy for future business models

Procurement Management:

  • Ensure the security of product throughout the warehouse network
  • Develop the Group annual and monthly procurement framework that will be used to effectively plan for the procurement of goods and services with a focus on: Timely delivery of goods and services, obtaining the best value for money, utilizing buying power leverage
  • Identify deviations and make recommendations to address supplier price or term deviations through consultation with the relevant parties
  • Create and maintain procurement documentation for Group in consultation with Finance and Controls
  • Advise internal customers on the appropriate procurement process to be followed
  • Lead the tender process in adherence to the Group Procurement Policy
  • Manage vendor relationships, including supplier performance to SLA and billing to contract
  • Establish and maintain preferred vendors and negotiated rates for all high volume and high-value products in all markets

Budget Monitoring:

  • Input into the development of the annual budgets based on operational and financial targets
  • Monitor the operating budget to ensure expenditure is aligned to budget allocations
  • Address budget variances to clarify over or under-spend
  • Authorize expenses as per delegation of authority
  • Create, maintain, and implement inventory financial control mechanisms incoordination with Group Finance

Stakeholder Management:

  • Participate in regular cross-functional meetings and monthly performance meetings to discuss departmental performance and to highlight matters of concern
  • Manage relationships with logistics service providers
  • Coordinate with other departments internally as needed to achieve job activities
  • Communicate to internal and external stakeholders in an effective and aligned manner

People Management:

  • Manage the recruitment of own team in collaboration with Human Capital Department
  • Manage the performance of direct reports, ensuring agreement of annual goals, measuring performance against agreed goals and dealing with areas of non-performance
  • Manage the development of staff to ensure the team receive adequate and relevant training to support career development
  • Input into the development of succession plans for the supply chain functions.
  • Lead, coach, and mentor direct reports and the team to foster personal growth and teamwork
  • Always manage the administration of documentation to ensure availability and ease of retrieval

Minimum Requirements

  • B.Sc Degree in Business Administration or Industrial, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience defining and driving a manufacturing strategy (including metric definition and alternative testing methodologies)
  • Experience with outsourced manufacturing, supplier qualification and quality engineering mix, low volume products
  • Proficient in managing a global supply chain with expertise in low cost geographies, specifically in Africa
  • Experience in procurement and vendor relationship management

Managerial and Technical Competencies:

  • Relationship management skills
  • Extensive analytical skills (to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions)
  • Experience with data-driven management, KPI development and implementation
  • Basic technical knowledge of solar modules, batteries, energy storage, consumer electronics and LEDs
  • Experience in implementing Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality systems
  • Financial modelling and budget management skills

Generic Competencies:

  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Planning & organizing skills
  • Time management skills
  • Customer-focused
  • Quality focused
  • Multi-tasking
  • Team Player

Working Conditions

  • Required to travel globally
  • Willing to work extended hours.

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