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Employer: Job Masters (Pty) Ltd


Our client, one of the biggest logistics, fourth generation, family owned companies in East Africa, is looking for a Distribution Center(DC) General Manager, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

This position is supported by the Company Head Office, situated in Mombasa. It has a regional footprint across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, the DRC and Rwanda.

 It’s newest business venture is the creation of a contract logistics business unit based in Nairobi Kenya. The anchor for this enterprise is the ongoing build of a best in class distribution centre (DC) outside Nairobi. The facility comprises 14,000 sqms of warehouse space, the equivalent in yard space and a 1500 sqm office mezzanine. The site is being constructed to the highest European DC specifications and is due to be completed in June 2018, with a commercial go live set for Oct 2018.

Main Purpose of the Position:

Our client is looking for a suitable candidate to take the position of DC General Manager from June 2018, reporting to the Business unit MD. The main purpose of the position will be:

  • Oversee the project management of the office and warehouse fit out, including racking installation, WMS testing, operating SOP/WI’s, hiring and training of all staff, and the implementation of SHEQ and security standards & procedures.
  • Responsibility for all operating KPIs, customer relationships and P&L performance.
  • The role will then broaden to include phase 2 site start-ups with cross border responsibility and multi-site responsibility.
  • The Company is offering

    • Negotiable ex pat package where applicable
  • Relocation costs will be paid where applicable


    The Company is offering

    • Negotiable ex pat package where applicable
  • Relocation costs will be paid where applicable

    Candidate Requirements


    The candidate should have at least ten years of experience in a large SA or international contract logistics 3PL and should be able to:

    • Demonstrate experience in start-ups.
  • Have a broad knowledge of racked, multi customer, WMS run environments.
  • Have the ability to manage several customers, by putting in place, and achieving agreed SLA’s.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and role model qualities with the versatility needed to operate in a challenging, fast moving commercial environment.
  • Have proven ability to set new standards for contract logistics management in a similar environment.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    A Business/ Logistics degree



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