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Kenya Logistics Core Unit Lead

Posted at
16. Jul, 15:48
Company Industry
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Mid level
Highest Qualification
Years Experience
5 years
Application Deadline
Unknown Unknown

The Core Unit Lead guides and manages the overall direction of the Core Unit of the Kenya Logistics Team. This person is responsible for all planning and execution of One Acre Fund’s Input Delivery year on year. They actively develop new processes, policies and tools to improve this execution as well as guide the unit’s engagements with various Input Delivery clients and stakeholders. The Core Unit Lead oversees all warehouse and fleet operations personnel in the Logistics Department. They also work with Logistics Management to craft a long-term vision to ensure Input Deliveries scale year on year, this being done in a sustainable and efficient manner while providing superior service to our farmers.


  • Own and lead all planning for and execution of Input Deliveries each year
  • Drive all operational excellence work for the Core Deliveries Unit
  • Design and have oversight of all Core Unit Deliveries trials
  • Act as the central Point of Contact for all stakeholders and clients of the Core Deliveries Unit
  • Own the processes and outcomes from all Input Reconciliations across all warehouses
  • Lead engagement with strategic Kenya Logistics vendors and suppliers
  • Plan for, develop and document new policies/processes in support of scalability
  • Provide professional development opportunities and coaching to reports
  • Work with Logistics management to set and measure unit OKRs, KPIs and budgets
  • Support management in any staff training or hiring processes for their unit
  • Support the implementation / growth of mechanisms which improve team culture

Career Growth and Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager and a global support team will commit significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions.


We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Proven experience in Supply Chain Operations at a managerial level
  • Excellent skills in Advanced Excel analysis, including at least Pivot Tables, V-Lookup and Array Formulas
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. leading a conference, or starting a business).
  • Specific experience in:
    • Logistics Operations [Warehousing and Fleet Planning] preferred
    • People Management
    • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work
    • Top-performing academic background
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Outstanding communication skills with direct reports, peers and management
  • Strong analytical skills – ability to quickly review, synthesize, analyze and communicate data
  • Problem solving and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • 25% expected traveling to provide execution oversight
  • Language: English required

Seeking a capable leader to guide and manage the execution of farmer input deliveries, serving 360,000+ clients in Kenya.

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