Warehouse Manager - Zambia

Apollo Agriculture

Apollo Agriculture

Mumbwa, Zambia
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024
About Apollo Agriculture
Apollo Agriculture is a leading agri-fintech platform empowering small-scale farmers across Africa to increase their profits and farm more sustainably. Apollo uses artificial intelligence and automated operations to unlock the massive, untapped small-scale farming market. Apollo enables farmers to access the optimized financing, high-quality farm products, expert digital advice, and risk management solutions they need to invest and scale their businesses. Apollo grew paying customers over 2.5x in 2023 to over 200K small-scale farmers in Kenya and Zambia, increasing revenue to nearly $30M with robust unit economics. Apollo partners with key global agriculture companies like Bayer, OCP, and Yara, and is backed by Anthemis, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Flourish Ventures, Leaps by Bayer, and Softbank Vision Fund. Apollo’s team brings together technology, credit, and operations experience from The Climate Corporation, Google, Capital One, Revolut, and One Acre Fund.
About the Role
Apollo is seeking a self-motivated Warehouse Manager to join our growing team! In this crucial role, you'll be managing our warehouse operations, working closely with the Logistics & Distribution team to ensure our customers have access to essential agricultural inputs they need, at the right time.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee receiving of input, storage of inputs in the warehouse, and managing outgoing distribution of inputs
  • Collaborating with the Logistics and distribution team, to ensure prompt restocking of all SKUs as well as to forecast demand and plan for future inventory needs for all agro-dealers
  • Implementing Apollo logistics and warehouse operational policies and procedures
  • Setting up the warehouse layout and ensuring efficient space utilization
  • Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene, and security within the warehouse
  • Maintaining and ensuring timely updates of documentation and keeping accurate records of inventory movements in both the manual and IMS inventory records and systems.
  • Ensuring proper and safe loading and unloading of Apollo input into and out of the warehouse
  • Agro dealer relationship management. You will be responsible for ensuring good agro dealer experience and maintaining a minimum of 75% rating on AG experience
  • Managing day-to-day warehouse operations e.g. payment document processing for rent, casuals, electric bill, fleet vendor, etc.

Requirements:

  • You should have 3+ years of experience in inventory management and logistics
  • You need to hold a related University Degree qualification from an accredited institution
  • You are expected to establish priorities and multi-task effectively
  • You should be analytical, computer literate, proactive, and a team player
  • You must be a self-starter, someone who takes initiative
  • You need to be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Email
  • You are required to have a strong work ethic, as you will be responsible for leading the warehouse team during the busy delivery season
  • You should have leadership experience, as the Warehouse Manager will supervise a team of casual laborers
  • You are expected to uphold integrity; you will bear personal responsibility for inputs in the warehouse
  • You need to have working knowledge of inventory management software (e.g., ERP).
  • You must have the ability to accurately track inventory and create reports
  • You should possess an analytical mind with strong math skills
  • You are required to have excellent organizational and planning skills
  • You must demonstrate outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities

We:

  • Are a collaborative team of smart and ambitious people who are dedicated to serving our customers.
  • Make magic happen to solve hard problems and always come with solutions when challenges arise.
  • Are comfortable taking risks that can result in radical scale, and understand that failures are opportunities to learn and improve.
  • Are considerate listeners and take the time to deeply understand and seek out ideas from the people around us, even when we disagree.
  • Offer a dynamic environment that fosters talent, collaboration, and growth.
  • Take pride in our work and share the responsibility to see it through from conception to deployment.
  • Back up our talk with a competitive compensation and benefits package and challenging projects.
  • Value autonomy, honesty, transparency, and respect.
  • Are excited to hear from you!
Apollo Agriculture does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. Apollo Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Apollo Agriculture is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we may conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.
Apollo Agriculture does not charge money or any kind of fee at any stage of the recruitment process.