Logistics Business Specialist


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Vacancy Details

Job Title:Logistics Business Specialist
Date Posted:16/07/2020
Closing Date:23/01/2021
Company:Sayga Investment Co. Ltd.
Job Classification:mid-level (4-7 years)
Job Category:Supply Chain (Logistics, Procurement, Warehousing, Transport)
Location:Khartoum North

Position summary:

A logistics specialist is responsible for the oversight of the life cycle of products, including preparation, shipping and receiving. They offer support with the maintenance of logistics policies, administer and maintain inventory control program systems and coordinate with in-house sales team to promote accurate and timely processing of orders for customers.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

1- Support the Logistics Business Partner in acting as the Logistics manager within the BU team.
- Participate as a member of the BU Management Team ensuring that all Logistics requirements are properly understood & communicated to the Logistics functions.
- Advise BU Management on alternatives optimum Logistics Service.
- Identify opportunities to improve logistics service and /or reduce cost and present these to BU Management.
- Represent the interests and needs of the BU in Logistics functional meetings and reviews.
2- Ensure Logistics Services are delivered in line with requirements.
- Ensure that SLA’s exist covering all Logistics services required by the BU and that protocols, accountabilities and decision rights are clearly defined and understood by all parties.
- Monitor progress of all service requests according to agreed SLA, anticipating and resolving obstacles to ensure 100% compliance.
- Ensure relevant KPIs are produced & to review & report these to BU Management, identifying issues & improvement opportunities.
- Ensure documentation related to Logistics services delivered are properly and adequately maintained.
3- To continually optimize the cost/service trade-off for logistics activities.
- Ensure Logistics services are charged to the BU on a fair and consistent basis and in accordance with agreed bases.
- Review Logistics cost reports, identify issues, anomalies & opportunities.
- Review with the help of Finance, Logistics operational Managers & functional managers, opportunities to realign logistics Activities to reduce cost.
- Prepare and propose Logistics Budgets and other cost control techniques to ensure logistics costs are properly managed.
4- Provide FULL 2-Way Visibility across the Business & Logistics Sections.

Minimum Qualification & Experience:

- University Degree is essential.
- Ability to communicate in Arabic & English is essential.
- Good understanding, current, & relevant experience of Logistics procedures is essential.

Required Skills & Knowledge:

- Competent with Word, Excel, Outlook and MS office suite of products.
- Excellent phone and custom service skills.
- Organizational and general administrative skills is a MUST.
- Procurement, Warehouse, Logistics background is A BIG PLUS.
- Understanding of continuous improvement.
- Obsess over the details in order to drive a faster less expensive Import & Export options for the BU Operation.
- Inventory controls across global sales/shipping platforms.
- Inventory finance and accounting procedures.

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