About Us:

Wasoko is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services that were previously unavailable. Wasoko aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across East and West Africa use Wasoko's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Your role is to assist in building and maintaining strong supplier partnerships for an ambitious Pan-African company. You are responsible for driving company supplier term negotiations, by ensuring we receive the best margins, payment terms and build strong partnerships across the country operations.

Your Mission in our Vision

You will support the operations at a country level to ensure Wasoko is always receiving the correct margins, supplier terms and procurement & delivery of products on time across all country branches.

Reporting into Regional Supply Chain Manager

Location; Lusaka, Zambia

Key Responsibilities

Organizational:

  • Negotiate terms and conditions of supplier partnerships
  • Schedule regular reports and meetings
  • Actively manage and monitor the procurement and delivery of goods to the warehouses, to ensure KPIs are being met and revised regularly
  • Improve supplier lead-time compliance through optimization of delivery tracking
  • Managing supply chain relations activities at a country level
  • Monitor all distribution agreement contracts and ensure invoices from suppliers and POs to suppliers are as per the agreed terms.
  • Proactively identify opportunities which will align supplier needs with the organizational goals
  • Manage and implement strategies for procuring, and distributing goods to maintain stock levels

Key skills and competencies

  • Preferred 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Business Management, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Economics, or a Related Field
  • Understanding of Procurement Management Procedures, Logistics Skills, Strategic Planning Abilities
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced sales environment
  • Strong negotiating and consulting skills
  • Strong data analysis and superior organizational skills,
  • Effective interpersonal and analytical abilities
  • Strong oral, written communication & presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel for work within country
  • Must love working with people and cross cultural teams