Logistics Supervisor Job at Babban Gona

Babban Gona Agricultural Franchise is a financially sustainable, high impact and highly scalable social enterprise, which is part-owned by the farmers it serves. Babban Gona is an innovative model designed to serve the bottom of the pyramid and transform agriculture into a job-creation engine. Through this agricultural franchise, Babban Gona offers a suite of services to smallholder farmers, helping them to overcome the challenges of fragmentation and low economies of scale


We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Position: Logistics Supervisor

Job Location: Northern Nigeria
Reports to: The Head, Last Mile Logistics

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor and ensure resolution of freight payment process issues between third party transporters and the Company, related to rejected freight bills, short payments, rate discrepancies, general aging issues, etc.;
  • Manage a team of dedicated officers and oversee all Warehouse Associates, Drivers and Logistic Partner relationships;
  • Ensure shipped merchandise is received and tracked in an efficient manner with minimal costs;
  • Create, implement and maintain continuous improvement and control plan for overall business logistics operations;
  • Responsible for warehouse operational activities including shipping, receiving, warehouse stocking.
  • Perform pricing and cost/service analysis, and own the transport management processes – selection, qualification, business reviews, and performance evaluation.
  • Develop and implement overall logistics plan, in a manner that promotes low transportation and handling cost; high inventory turns;
  • Establish and maintain rapport with third party vendors through genuine and exceptionally responsive interactions;
  • Ensure shipments are effectively managed with quality control systems to ensure accuracy at every level of the operation in compliance with standard procedures;
  • Maintain an iterative improvement approach towards inventory management, methods of distribution and other areas of improvement;
  • Resolve customer complaints in a timely and professional manner; taking corrective actions where necessary;
  • Assist in the recruitment of quality drivers into the fleet, maintaining detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection and scheduling regular vehicle maintenance to ensure operational efficiency.
  • Purchase and maintain vehicles for deliveries.
  • Develop efficient driver schedules to maximize profits; register and license all vehicles under BG management.
  • Develop strategies for greater fuel efficiency; maintain detailed records of vehicle servicing and inspection.
  • Ensure strict servicing and maintenance times to minimize downtime and maintain schedules.

Experience Logistics Management Systems

  • Bachelor's degree in related area (Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations Management, etc.); Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in inventory management, supply chain management, transportation, and distribution center operations with at least 2 years in a logistics/transportation role;
  • Experience successfully leading a team to achieve results;
  • Previous hands-on experience in negotiations;
  • In-depth experience in freight cost analysis;
  • Ability to plan, execute & manage local and regional logistics projects – ensuring continuous improvement to business operations;
  • Strong communication, problem solving and management skills;
  • Ability to engage and influence direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Be a mentor, coach and a great people leader: build strong relationships and team, hire great people, commit to the growth of individuals on team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite products.

Start Up Environment:

  • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities. 

Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

  • Extensive experience and passion for coaching mentoring a team. 

Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

  • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and an eye for details and problem-solving; 

Work Location:

  • Babban Gona currently operates a decentralized model with 10 offices spread across Nigeria. 
  • This role would be based in Northern Nigeria.
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