Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Manufacturing and Logistics Officer Job Vacancy (KShs 90K) - Carbon Zero Kenya

Job Vacancy: Manufacturing and Logistics Officer

Salary: 90,000KES Gross

Based at: Mombasa, Kenya with travel

Position reports to: Construction and Logistics Coordinator

Job Purpose Summary:

To support the implementation of energy efficient stove projects in Kenya, following Gold Standard and CDM protocol as required.

Aspects of the role shall include supporting the Construction and Logistics Coordinator, Stove Development Coordinator and Community Projects Officers in manufacturing and delivery of stoves to the various project areas.

Responsibilities will be to implement, manage and oversee the day to day quality control procedures at the company’s key supply chain partners in Mombasa, thus ensuring delivery of stoves according to set deadlines and delivery schedules.

To assist in extending this supply chain by working with potential new partners as directed from time to time by the company.

To facilitate and accompany visits by the company’s clients, investors and employees to our supply chain partners as required from time to time. To handle all import/export duties that may arise in line with the company’s development/growth strategy.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

1. Production Monitoring and Stock Control – Mombasa Supply Chain

  • Manage, monitor and guarantee Mombasa supply chain in order to maintain delivery schedules that meet the stove build requirements.
  • Assist key suppliers (Exon, CC) on process improvements, QC, logistics, data collection and processing by creating easy to use failsafe systems which can be standardised, easy to manage and analyse.
  • Oversee daily production meeting with existing structure at supplier.
  • Maintain daily records of incoming, produced and outgoing goods.
  • Maintain daily records on internal and external rejects.
  • Review existing processes and establish methods to improve both quality and productivity.
  • Quality control: Assist supplier (Exon) in handling and documenting all quality issues on both supplier (Coast Clay) and customer side (customer complaint handling co2balance).
  • Seek resolutions to issues arising within the company supply chain to ensure smooth manufacture and rollout of stoves in line with company targets.
  • Provide quality awareness training to suppliers and their employees
  • Provide the company with daily/weekly production reports, potential issues and action plans.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of the company Quality Control and Management Plan in relation to existing and new suppliers.
  • The role shall be responsible for the management of the Quality Control and Management Plan including management of company employees and/or consultants as necessary.
  • Produce reports (frequency to be agreed) in line with the final company Quality Control and Management Plan and ensure company management are fully appraised of potential issues with suggestions for solutions.
  • Visit the company’s contractors and suppliers as required to ensure quality control standards and targets are being met.
2. Logistics, deliveries and clearing
  • Coordinate with the Head of Construction, Logistics and Tracking to ensure all deliveries are planned, communicated and executed on time for all projects
  • Liaise and follow up with construction teams on site regarding quantity and quality of shipments.
  • Handle and advise on all import/export shipment clearing and handling for the company, to include logistical and storage requirements/timelines
3. Assistance in project implementation
  • Assist in the stove-build programme to include:
  • Identification and correction of duplicate stoves (serial numbers)
  • Quantity and quality of stove deliveries
  • Timelines for manufacturing, assembly, curing and delivery of stoves
4. Secondary responsibilities
  • Support in the design and testing of new project technologies, predominantly cook stoves but also other carbon efficiency technologies as required by the company
  • Support the C&L Coordinator and the UK as requested for all project related activities
Minimum Qualification and Requirements:
  • Very good computer skills required
  • Proven experience in factory quality and stock control
  • Proven communication skills, with the ability to motivate people and maintain good relationships with suppliers
  • An understanding of logistics and strong experience in budget management
  • Good organisation and negotiation skills
  • Keen attention to detail and the ability to solve problems
Soft skills and personal work ethics
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to encourage a team-based approach
  • The ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing)
  • A logical mind with the capacity to overcome difficult problems creatively.
  • Good organizational skills
  • To be honest, discreet and trustworthy.
  • An ability to work quickly and accurately.
  • An eye for detail.
  • An ability to work to deadlines
Please email your CV, Motivation Letter with 3 referees to

Closing date for applications: 31st of October 2011 5pm

First interviews in Nairobi or via Skype: week 7th of November

Expecting starting date: week 14th of November

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