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Zambia Logistics Lead (Operations)

Seeking an exception supply chain professional with 3-5+ years of experience to manage the delivery of thousands of metric tons of life-changing inputs to our clients.

Job overview

Location
Tanzania, Zambia
Career Level
Professionals

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We serve more than 900,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we will serve more than 1 million farm families by 2020.

Job Description

One Acre Fund must grow in both scale and complexity – and we need additional staff members committed to results to continue our exponential growth trajectory. Working with our Logistics team presents the chance to build upon our existing operational foundations, extend our geographic reach, and explore new ways to improve the lives of our well-established network of hundreds of thousands of farm families.

The Zambia Logistics Lead oversees the delivery of millions of kilograms of life-changing goods each year directly to tens of thousands of farm families. You will report to the Systems Lead in Zambia and to the Deputy Director of the Global Logistics team.

In this job, you will:

  • Manage input distributions throughout the growing season. This includes scheduling, truck loading, staff coordination, stock level analysis, and data flows.
  • Manage all inventory and warehouse assets in a safe and secure manner by upholding essential security and fraud control policies.
  • Manage the logistics department budget, including inventory, staffing, warehouse, and transport expenses.
  • Coordinate between multiple departments to support the major annual distribution processes.
  • Empower and manage a growing team of warehouse and logistics professionals. Team size ranges based on the time of year but the average size is about 5 full-time employees and up to 50 seasonal employees across 2-5 warehouses.
  • Build and oversee a network of 3rd party service providers including transportation, warehousing, and input suppliers.

Career Growth

We have a culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll help shape a growing organization while building a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 5+ years of work experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree required for this position.
  • Related masters degree is an asset. (e.g. Supply Chain Management, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Business Administration, etc.)
  • Leadership and management experience. Examples include startup experience or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business).
  • Experience in supply chain, logistics, or operational management. Development world experience is an asset.
  • Ability to quickly analyze, synthesize, and communicate data. Excel skills particularly an asset (can maintain complex spreadsheets with advanced functions)
  • Creativity and knack for solving problems quickly on the spot.
  • Comfortable adapting to rapidly changing operational environment.
  • Language: Fluent English. Local languages are a plus.

Start Date

Flexible

Job Location

Kabwe, Zambia 

Compensation

Consistent with experience

Duration

Full-time job

Benefits 

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes. Zambia country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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