Logistics Manager

Posting date : 05/04/2024

Requisition ID : 22301

Job Title: Logistics Manager

Department: Operations 

Reporting line: Head of Operations 

Location: Kampala, Uganda 

Job Grade: 15


About ENGIE Energy Access 

ENGIE Energy Access is the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa. The company develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGO solar home systems are financed through affordable instalments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,800 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.8 million customers and more than 9 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to impact 20 million lives across Africa by 2025. 


Job Purpose/Mission  

The Logistics Manager is an integral part of the Operations department. He/she must be attentive to detail, agile, ready to learn, grow and champion our logistics operations. He/she must be attentive to cost reduction, efficiency, in speedy deliveries, knowledge of customs procedure and harmonization codes, cargo & tax classification. He/she will also interface with forwarders, transport and will be a leader who leads by example with ethics and integrity. He/she will closely work with the Head of Operations to align operational needs to achieve efficiency. 



Demand &Supply Forecasting  

  • Analyze historical & existing data to develop accurate demand and supply forecasts. 

  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to accurately predict future requirements from manufacturers and suppliers  

  • Ensure the SOP Process is properly followed and implemented while working closely with the head of operations  

  • Make sure Demand &Supply Planning tools are accurately and timely filled and passed onto the HOD for review and approval  

  • Work closely with internal functions to predict stock outs and immediately source from neighboring entities to avoid stock outs and or overstocks.

Clearing & Forwarding  

  • Manage end to end clearing and forwarding process in coordination with contracted agencies  

  • Manage C&F Supplier relationships  

  • Properly assess tax worksheets, carefully study CPC, HSC codes to make sure we are accurately paying the right amounts  

  • Develop and build strong relationships with regulatory bodies like URA,UNBS,et al  

  • Prepare and follow through on exemptions and make sure we are compliant and within gazetted regimes at all times  

  • Make sure there is proper documentation before clearances are done and make sure there are no errors that will lead to delayed clearances and penalties 

  • Follow up on PVOCs and any other inspections required to facilitate the clearing and forwarding process 

Field Distribution  

  • Design, manage and implement an efficient and effective distribution schedule & report to the HOD  

  • Analyze the field stock distribution planner to effectively monitor stock availability at all points of distribution  

  • Manage distribution cost to align within budget requirement & target  

  • Manage & monitor while tracking 3pl providers to match to EEA requirements  

  • Proper and accurate forecasting of field points of stock requirements while avoiding over stocks or understocks and share with HOD for approval

Reverse Logistics  

  • Work with the HOD to build, run and account for efficient reverse logistics processes  

  • Work with HOD to manage efficiently and effectively product returns on time in full while working with the data team to track accurately and report to the HOD  

  • Work with the HOD to manage stock availability and forecast of SWAP stock 


  • Manage,train,mentor and lead a team to effect overall positive results  

  • Keep track of license requirements, expiries and applications for HOD approval  

  • Set goals,KPIs for your team and track them to full utilization  

  • Keep track of department H&SE requirements and targets  

  • Uphold the highest levels of ethics and integrity for you and your team  


At EEA, we have high expectations for our managers. Each manager plays a key role in creating an exceptional experience not only for our customers but for every person on our team. Our managers help EEA realize our ambitious goals while developing their own leadership skills and facilitating growth for their direct reports.  


We believe that great managers: 

  • Deliver ambitious results: As a high-performing and accountable leader, you create an enabling environment for effective action and bold decision which contribute to successful delivery of results. 
  • Act with integrity: As an ethical leader you are honest, respectful, objective, and transparent. You create and build upon a foundation of trust and openness. 
  • Inspire and mentor the team: As an inspirational leader you walk the talk. You empower and coach your team with trust and humility. 
  • Are accessible: as an accessible leader, you develop and maintain deep connections with stakeholders through approachability and active listening. 
  • Ensure diversity and inclusion: as an inclusive leader, you ensure diversity and foster a sense of belonging. 

Knowledge and skills   


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar role  

  • Previous team management experience is preferred.  

  • Demonstrated ability to lead process change.  

  • Ability to work in a TEAM setting.  

  • Experience in working with large distribution channels and internal shipping agents.  

  • Familiarity with tax laws and similar regulatory requirements  

  • Ability to build and enhance relationships with external and internal stakeholders.  

  • Good forecasting and demand analytics.  

  • Strong data analytical and presentation skills.  

  • Experience of working in a busy and fast paced environment. 



  • A bachelor's degree in business, Logistics and or Supply chain management 



  • English
  • Any other language



  • Microsoft suite - required.
  • SAP


We thank all applicants for their interest, however due to the large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  


ENGIE is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. All applications are screened based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without any regard to origin, age, name, sexual identity, orientation or preference, religion, marital status, health, disability, political opinions, union involvement or citizenship. Our differences are our strengths! 


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