Director of Logistics and Supply Chain

Dakar, Dakar Region, Senegal | Operations | Full-time

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Director of Logistics and Supply Chain

Location: Dakar or Thies, Senegal  

Report to: Chief Operating Officer

Language Requirement:  English and French fluency 

Start Date: Immediately

About myAgro

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have pioneered a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers increase their incomes by $1.50 per day by 2025 and lift themselves out of poverty. Learn more from myAgro’s founder and CEO here. 

About the role

Logistics

  • Lead the development and embedding of robust strategic and operational / commercial plans, reporting, systems and processes. Relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will underpin this clarity and will be signed off and reviewed with the Exec team.
  • Lead the delivery planning and execution process across the region to ensure on time, at cost and accurate delivery of the ag inputs to myAgro’s farmers.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate complex contract agreements, including 3rd party warehousing/distribution agreements, air/ocean/truckload contracts, and others as required.
  • Implement best practices in warehouse management and delivery planning. 
  • Communicate and endorse safety practices, monitor key safety performance indicators and visibly participate in promoting safety policies and initiatives.
  • Meticulous planning and collaboration with all the teams engaged in pre-season delivery of inputs to farmers (Program, Product, IT, Country operations, Finance etc)

Overall

  • Lead the development of an annual supply chain budget in accordance with the overall strategy to achieve organizational goals.
  • Work with the Exec team to strategise, design and build myAgro’s procurement and logistics capability to deliver to 1m farmers in West Africa by 2025.
  • Work with other teams to ensure risks are sufficiently identified, assessed, mitigated, and reported.
  • Evaluate best in class supply chain technology and infrastructure suitable to the scope and size of the business, as well as scale for future growth. 
  • Ensure compliance with myAgro’s environmental, health and safety policies with regard to procurement and logistics.
  • Leads a team of procurement and delivery managers and associates across multiple countries to achieve objectives and continuously improve performance.

What You’ll Need To Perform This Job Successfully

  • More than 10 years of supply chain management experience in West Africa, preferably in the ag input sector
  • Rich knowledge across all parts of Supply Chain and Operations (e.g. customer service, logistics, demand and supply planning, importation, procurement)
  • Experience managing regional supply chains
  • Significant business process understanding with SAP working experience
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills; ability to build internal and external relationships, excellent analytical reporting, presentation and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Strong customer focus
  • Demonstrated skill in change management.
  • Strong teamwork skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills, applying conceptual models, recognizing patterns, and drawing and defending conclusions

Who You Are

  • Collaborative- experienced providing service and collaborating with global colleagues.
  • Organized- skilled at multitasking, prioritizing and working under tight deadlines.
  • Confident- able to make sound decisions on projects with minimum supervision. 
  • Analytically savvy- have strong critical thinking and analytical capabilities
  • Detail oriented- skilled at recognizing and troubleshooting errors.

 

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.