Living Goods Country Senior Manager, Supply Chain Jobs in Uganda

Living Goods Country Senior Manager, Supply Chain Jobs in Uganda


  • Living Goods is growing!

  • We’ve grown 30 percent every year for the past 5 years.

  • We now have more than 450 Living Goods staff, 97 percent of whom are based in East Africa.

  • At Living Goods, you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity at work every day.

  • If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humor, you’ll thrive here at Living Goods.

    What You’ll Do

  • Design LG country supply chain strategies and plans including Logistics, Procurement, Facilities and security strategies to ensure achievement of LG’s strategic goals. Executes country Supply Chain and security strategies and plans.

    Strategy, Planning & Execution

  • Design supply chain strategy and plans as well as security plans for Uganda in partnership with internal stakeholders. This should include cost efficiency approaches.

  • Oversee strategy implementation in the country.

  • Support teams with strategic business reviews on key initiatives across the system/operations and build course corrections to meet long and medium-term objectives.

  • Develop supply chain Key Performance Indicators, measures and metrics aligned to business metrics. Routinely measure and report performance (weekly, monthly, quarterly reports). Develop supply chain efficiency trackers and ensure high performance.

  • Accountable for the development, implementation and monitoring of supply chain operating budgets inclusive of logistics, warehousing and transportation costs. Manage and monitor budgets ensuring business performance targets are met. Optimize costs while ensuring quality services and products.

  • Leads embedment of Safeguarding across all supply chain work.

    Operational Delivery: Systems, Processes and Continuous Improvement

  • Leadership Provide leadership to country functional team; logistics, procurement and facilities to ensure operational delivery to the last mile.

  • Country Operational Delivery Responsible for implementing UG country supply chain and for developing and implementing security plans.

  • Processes & Automation Effective design of end to end supply chain processes. Ensure utilization of automation through effective and efficient change management strategies and plans. Partner with Tech, Finance, Direct Operations and HR to support automation uptake.

  • Constantly review and innovate processes for continuous improvement, ensuring they are designed to meet organizational strategies, meet compliance requirements while
    providing superior customer and clients service. Coordinate with other countries to enhance organization alignment.

  • Continuous Improvement & Evaluation review best practices, lead benchmarking, review and develop processes, systems, policies and practices that deliver effective and efficient products and customer service. Constantly optimize cost to drive sustainability.

  • 3rd Party Relationships Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers, government and regulatory agencies and the local community.

  • Communication Manages communications across the organization regarding commodities, facilities and services; situation alerts, incidents, coordinates and approves return-to-normalcy in coordination with the SMT as required. Communicate pro-actively when supply execution issues are experienced to manage customer’s expectations. Ensure a high level of cohesion with other departments.

  • Compliance Ensure a high level of compliance with medicines handling across the organization as required by NDA.

    People Management

  • Provide hands-on management to country and functional teams

  • Manage Talent Ensure optimal structure and operating capacity (organization design, recruitment and retention), build successors and develop teams (learning and career development through coaching, mentorship and other support) and team engagement (maintain organizational desired engagement and management indices).

  • Build a culture of high performance in line with the organization values.

    Who You Are

    Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree plus Professional qualification

  • Masters and Professional qualification

    Professional Certifications /Qualification

  • Certification from recognized supply chain institution

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Management/ Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

    Other Skills and Competencies

    Functional experience

  • 10 years’ business experience in a commercial environment.

  • Experience in the pharma sector a plus.

  • Commercial, Strategy or Supply Chain Leadership.

  • Knowledge and understanding of public supply chain operations.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Living Goods Country Senior Manager, Supply Chain Jobs in Uganda


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