Full-Time

Startup & High Growth

Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • Jinja Uganda

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Description

Founded in 2011, Yalelo is a pioneer of aquaculture in Africa, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices. Yalelo recognise that international investment can create both wealth and imbalance, and aim to rectify legacy disadvantages by empowering local residents. Yalelo have created and implemented a scalable solution to ease the pressure on Zambia’s struggling wild-capture fisheries sector. They have grown quickly to become one of the leading fisheries firms in Africa. Their pristine water, locally produced, non-GMO fish feed and a robust cold-chain, results in an affordable, high quality product - transforming the customer experience. In addition, Yalelo have launched several local community programmes supporting health and social development initiatives, which drive the well-being and empowerment of the local community. Yalelo launched their Uganda operations in 2019, and are seeking an experienced Operations Manager to join their team.

 

As the new Stores Manager, you will be accountable for the efficient and effective establishment and delivery of Yalelo Uganda's Stores functions, maximising financial outcomes, and upholding the strategic and operational objectives of the broader Stores Department. You will report to the Senior Operations Manager and lead a team of direct reports comprising Stores Controllers and Stores Clerks.

 

Role Responsibilities: 

  • Contributes to the creation and implementation of best practice Stores Management; planning, vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
  • Designs, implements and maintains efficiencies and fit-for-purpose controls whilst ensuring core Stores policies, processes, systems and support services relevant to the needs of the business
  • Works closely with business partners (Procurement Department, Engineering, Production Teams) to assess their business needs and contributes meaningfully to the development of a fit-for-purpose Stores function that ensures maximum efficiency of delivery
  • Meets targets and deadlines while providing quality administrative support in a complex and dynamic operating environment
  • Exercising initiative and sound judgement in what needs to be brought to the immediate attention of the Procurement team and what may be actioned
  • Ensures all inventory and stock management systems are maintained accurately, within agreed parameters in a timely manner
  • Ensures completion of all necessary documentation, checking and adjusting of all inventory data collection continuously
  • Identifies hazards and maintains a safe working environment. Demonstrates a strong awareness of health & safety best practices through all areas of the Stores function. Incorporates rigorous adherence to company H&S practices and procedures. Instill the safe and correct method of handling all types of materials
  • Completes timely and accurate reporting (at intervals specified by management). Report on Reconciliation of actual counts to computer generated reports
  • Follows up and settles Material Discrepancy Report
  • Leads the monthly inventory taking and compiles reports on the same
  • Ensures the creation and maintenance of a detailed inventory list of all incoming, outgoing and current supplies
  • Drives functional excellence of the Stores team
  • Ensures KPIs are met by working to the overall plan, including management of, and reporting
  • Conducts risk assessments of processes and tasks in the department
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance
  • Manages and leads the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels, and daily supervision to maximise efficient productivity
  • Motivates and coaches the team to operational success
  • Monitors the completion of tasks and ensures exemplary performance and the necessary recording on appropriate systems.
  • Provides technical expertise to the team and leads on the adoption and roll-out of the Stores Module in Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP system
  • Works as part of the Management team to share ideas and improve operations, recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities and process and procedure improvements to optimise results and improve quality of delivery, in line with Company and Customer requirements
  • Develops, manages and directs the capital and expense budget for the organisation’s Stores operations
  • Contributes to the development of pragmatic processes, policies and procedures

Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Logistics and / or Supply Chain Management (preferred)
  • At least 7 years Stores Management experience in a FMCG, engineering or manufacturing or a related industry, which must include three years supervisory experience
  • Proven work experience in an operational corporate/multinational working environment
  • Action and detail oriented, having a drive for success
  • Naturally analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong management and leadership skills together with excellent communication, influencing, negotiating and presentation skills
  • The ability to network and interact effectively with a broad range of associates spanning varied disciplines and responsibilities
  • Service-focussed approach, vested in product and process excellence and customer satisfaction
  • Resilience and the ability to work independently and effectively under pressure
  • Flexible and adaptable with the ability to work within a changing environment and respond to different demands with a sense of urgency
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of Store Management principles, methods, and technical applications preferably in a food manufacturing/production environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of all relevant national laws, regulations, and operating guidelines
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of the full range of MS Office packages and ERP software applications
  • Especially required to have a strong working knowledge of MS Excel, with a capacity for basic financial modelling
     

Benefits

  • Globally competitive salary
  • The opportunity to be part of a pioneering organisation bringing together local resources and world-leading practices, to empower African communities

About Yalelo

Yalelo is a PE-backed African agribusiness in Zambia and Uganda. Founded in 2011, Yalelo is a pioneer of aquaculture in Africa, bringing together local resources and world-leading practices.  Yalelo recognise that international investment can create both wealth and imbalance, and are working to rectify legacy disadvantages, by empowering local residents. Yalelo has grown rapidly to become Africa’s largest producer of fish, as well as the leading fish distribution and sales business in Zambia.  The Yalelo team is applying international best practice, proprietary R&D, and data-driven operations to bring down production costs and ease the pressure on Zambia’s struggling wild-capture fisheries sector.

 

Yalelo have created and implemented a scalable solution They have grown quickly to become one of the leading fisheries firms in Africa. Their pristine water, locally produced non-GMO fish feed, and a robust cold-chain, results in a product quality and affordability that is transforming the customer experience. In addition, Yalelo have launched several local community programmes, supporting health and social development initiatives which drive the well-being and empowerment of the local community.

 

Yalelo is committed to maintaining its aggressive growth over the next five years, driving production costs progressively lower, and further expanding distribution within Zambia, Uganda and neighbouring markets.