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Kenya Logistics Core Unit Lead

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Wednesday, 15:25
Company Industry
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Senior level
Minimum 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


We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


We are seeking an exceptional professional with 5 years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. 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
    • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work
    • Top-performing academic background
  • 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




Commensurate with experience


Health insurance, paid time off


Full-time job.

Please note that we are not able to sponsor a visa for this position.

The Core Unit Lead guides and manages the overall direction of the Core Unit of the Kenya Logistics Team.

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