Planning and Data Unit Lead - Kenya Logistics

  • One Acre Fund
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Jan 24, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018
Full time Logistics

Job Description


The Planning and Data Lead guides and manages the overall direction of the Data Unit of the Kenya Logistics Team, and leads the planning and data work for our Core Deliveries Unit. This person is responsible for ensuring all necessary planning, data gathering, analysis and reporting happens across both these units of the Logistics team. The Planning and Data Lead oversees all Inventory Data Management and works with the Logistics Team management to craft a long-term vision around the analysis and use of our data to improve delivery execution, reduce inventory loss and provide superior service to our farmers.

Responsibilities of the Planning and Data Unit Lead will include:

  • Oversee all payments and procurement operations for the Kenya Logistics Team
  • Manage and improve Inventory Management systems, processes and controls
  • Explore new ways to use Logistics data for advanced problem-solving
  • Build, monitor and report on key tracking tools for staff & process performance
  • Provide data-focused support for other units within the Kenya Logistics team
  • Works with management to set and monitor team OKRs, KPIs and budgets
  • Develop annual delivery expansion planning tools and oversee all expansion planning tasks
  • Provide all necessary data support for annual Input Deliveries
  • Liaise with Business Operations team to improve the management and use of Logistics Data
  • Own the Input Ordering process pipeline and support team management with critical tasks
  • Provide professional development opportunities and coaching to reports
  • Supports the implementation / growth of mechanisms which improve team culture


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 five years of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Broad knowledge and experience in:
    • Using SAP Business Solutions for Inventory Management (or similar ERP/Inventory Management Software)
    • Data visualization software / tools, preferred if this experience is with Microsoft’s Power BI tool
  • 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 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
  • Software Development experience would be an added advantage
  • Problem solving and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Language: English required