by Emmanuel Urua
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Job Description

The Logistics Officer will be responsible for managing the company’s supply chain and logistics activities within Nigeria. The Logistics Officer will play a crucial role in maintaining the good relationships established with suppliers and distributors. Additional responsibilities will include, distribution, warehousing, inventory management, clearing and forwarding, and management of in-country service centres.


  • Collaborate with Sales, Operations, and Customer Service teams to ensure that orders are fulfilled for Imports, Exports and Local distribution.
  • Maintain supply chain inventory and records, and provide management reports.
  • Managing the Warehouse and Distribution Operations.
  • Managing an inventory planning and control process mechanism.
  • Coordinate the Door-to-Door shipping of Imports while ensuring the process is done legally and at the most cost-efficient price.
  • Analyse data from shipping and delivery processes to identify bottlenecks and related issues
  • Monthly report generation on import costs, inventory management &logistics.
  • Determine key logistics KPIs. Evaluate and report on KPIs Suggest solutions for process improvements, reducing cost and increasing efficiency within the supply chain
  • Identify process bottlenecks and agree and implement solutions in a timely manner
  • Provide guidance to employees on the Supply Chain processes
  • Communicate with suppliers and vendors to manage costs.
  • Relationship management with vendors
  • Monitor logistics to make sure they run smoothly and report issues
  • Find alternative cost-effective solutions for supply chain processes
  • Issue management and resolution (e.g. delays in delivery, accidents)
  • Ensure local supply chain processes meet legal requirements and standards


  • Work Experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Supply chain Management & Coordination (Imports and Local), Logistics, Planning Special Knowledge
  • Exposure to Materials Management.
  • Experience in Start-Ups of the in-bound and out-bound operations within Nigeria
  • Experience of incoming logistics processes in Nigeria (Other West African Countries an advantage)
  • Experience in importation processes in Nigeria.
  • Excellent knowledge of supply chain processes
  • Working experience with relevant software (e.g. SAP MM Odoo)
  • Experience in managing Warehousing and Procurement Operations.
  • Experience in Setting up and managing inventory planning and control process mechanisms.
  • Experience in Setting up both Local and Export distribution
  • Ideally, experience in working within a global operation.
  • Key Professional Skills:
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Impeccable ethical outlook
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • A good negotiator able to balance the company’s interests while getting the best prices from the vendors
  • Basic conversational French knowledge would be an advantage.
  • Competencies:
  • Ability to Supervise Others and Provide Leadership.
  • Able to resolve conflicts.
  • Have good Communication Skills.
  • Able to Manage Performance and be Result-oriented.
  • Team Building, Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic.
  • Have Commercial Awareness.
  • Be a Decision Maker.
  • Trustworthiness & Ethics
  • Personal Attributes:

Location: Lagos State, Nigeria Hybrid.


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