Logistics & Regulatory Officer

at Moko Home and Living
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted January 23, 2022
Category Logistics
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES

Description

Moko is looking for an individual who will manage logistics and clearance of our inbound import goods. The Logistics & Regulatory Officer will work closely with the various regulatory bodies and suppliers to ensure timely and cost-effective sourcing while still maintaining high standards of integrity and accountability. The ideal candidate will support organization-wide efforts in strategic sourcing and relationship building.

THE ROLE IN BRIEF

Logistics & Customs Clearance

  • Manage logistics of all inbound import goods through:
    • Sourcing, contracting, and managing of freight forwarders across all countries of purchase
    • Sourcing, contracting, and managing of local shipping lines
  • Sourcing and contracting of transporters for imported goods movement
  • Manage logistics of all inbound local goods through:
    • Sourcing and contracting of local delivery agents
    • Managing of company riders including work planning and supporting procurement deliveries
  • Coordinate the clearance process from pre-port arrival to shipment release, delivery and return of empty containers

Regulatory and Compliance

  • Manage finished goods KEBS licences
  • Manage PVOC exemption certificates
  • Manage NEMA exemption certificates
  • Manage all other finished goods regulatory requirements as and when needed
  • Coordinate COC inspection process at purchase origin and PVOC process locally, ensuring all pre-requisite requirements are met
  • Build strong relationships with key regulatory point persons
  • Keep up-to-date on all local clearance news affecting the regulatory and compliance environment

Documentation

  • Develop and maintain a regulatory and compliance folder in both hard and soft copies
  • Develop, manage, and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Maintain up-to-date reporting dashboards across your area of responsibility
  • Reconcile all supplier payments

Relationship Management

  • Manage supplier relationships through:
    • Performance management by setting and reviewing of appropriate key performance indicators
    • Ensuring sustainability by making innovations with suppliers to maximize value of purchases
    • Seeking feedback and improvement by collaborating with suppliers to solve order problems, identify and manage risk
  • Internal coordination and internal customer management of the departments served
  • Build and manage strong relationships with internal stakeholders

Projects & Planning

  • Lead and support on cross-functional and departmental projects
  • Create and periodically adjust annual spend plans for logistics, regulatory and compliance
  • Collaborate with the procurement team to identify logistics needs
  • Keep up-to-date ,and apply within your scope of work, the news within the regulatory, compliance and logistics environment

CAREER GROWTH + COMPENSATION

 Moko invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.

 ARE YOU OUR DREAM CANDIDATE?

  • You have at least 2 years progressive experience working with suppliers in a fast-growing company
  • You have experience in regulatory and imports clearance. Experience in the Kenya is required and experience in the broader East Africa region is an added advantage.
  • You are self-motivated individual who enjoys working with people
  • You are a problem solver who is motivated by the achievement of outcomes
  • You are eager to learn and take on development opportunities within a growing company
  • You have strong attention to detail and the ability to deliver on assigned tasks with independence and little supervision
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