Loss Prevention Associate

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Agriculture

One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. In more than five years in Rwanda, We have grown to serve more than  180,000 farm families with 1,500 full-time staff in Rwanda. In Burundi, We have grown to serve 40,000 farm families with over 400 full-time staff. Organization wide, we are on track to serve one million farmers across 10 countries by 2020. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First.

Distribution is fundamental to the core model of One Acre Fund and the Logistics team works specifically to enable this cutting edge, cost-efficient, and professional rural delivery system.  The Logistics Loss Prevention Specialist will be an integral part of the team that delivers millions of kilograms of goods each year directly to hundreds of thousands of farm families across East Africa. Your work will have a tremendous impact on the organization’s key mission of serving the small-holding farmer.

This role will lead global and country-embedded loss prevention work to reduce financial and inventory losses and improve data accuracy across the supply chain. Success in this role looks like:

  • Building full buy-in from each country team and external stakeholders for cost-efficient controls improvements to the way we purchase, store, track and deliver inventory
  • Installing full-time staffers or champions in each country team to prioritize a strong controls environment throughout the year
  • Setting clear indicators of individual and procedural success and holding teams accountable to hitting ambitious targets
  • Identifying creative solutions to existing supply chain problems, and driving those solutions from ideation to execution

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop & implement solutions to improve loss prevention across country teams:
    • Assess loss prevention work across country logistics teams bi-annually to identify problems leading to loss (controls, security, safety, QA) & update/develop loss prevention project pipeline
    • Central planning & solution development for loss prevention problems
    • Roll out solutions across country teams
    • Identify how to ramp up & manage controls during busy distribution seasons
  • Execution excellence and oversight of loss prevention portfolio:
    • Put clear accountability measures in place for each country to effectively manage controls, safety, and security to improve controls relating to loss prevention - you are responsible for ensuring every country team is prioritizing & maintaining loss prevention portfolio
    • Staff up country teams to be able to manage loss prevention portfolio - could hire a full-time staffer to manage this portfolio or identify a loss prevention champion on the ground in smaller, less mature countries who can manage this portfolio as a core part of their role - this person’s primary manager will be the Global Loss Prevention Associate/Manager with dotted line management to Country Logistics Lead
    • Lead monthly loss prevention calls w/ loss prevention staff to brainstorm issues and roll out new processes & procedures
  • Stakeholder engagement & coordination: Work with key stakeholders to improve the controls environment & design systems to prevent loss
    • You are the intersection point between legal, audit, Government Relations, Business Development, and finance
    • Work with global logistics leadership and country teams to make loss prevention recommendations based on a deep understanding for how these external factors impact logistics work
    • Digest & prioritize asks coming from different stakeholders - decide what to implement, when, and how
    • Develop technology solutions to streamline loss prevention processes that integrate with the supply chain universe
    • Ensure loss prevention processes & procedures fit well with broader financial controls environment at the organization
  • Capacity building: Train country staff on loss prevention controls and hold them accountable to pre-set expectations:
    • Understand tools, systems, and processes surrounding loss prevention controls
    • Effectively train staff on how to execute loss prevention processes, use software & systems relating to loss prevention, and how to more independently solve problems relating to loss prevention
    • Set clear expectations at all levels of the logistics team, and tracking KPIs to hold individuals accountable to excellent execution
    • Develop and roll out reports to help country teams self-assess success
  • Driving Innovation in supply chain team loss prevention: Work with supply chain leadership and country logistics leads to drive innovation across supply chain teams by executing strategic projects and thinking creatively on how to reduce loss. Example projects include:
    • Procurement fraud prevention strategy & training
    • Data expectation setting & improvement across supply chain teams - streamline the data process
    • Rolling out safety protocols
    • Security rubric (key holder policy, bin transfer)

Key indicators of progress in these areas are:

  • Annual percentage of inventory lost to shrink
  • Percentage of internal audit findings related to existing loss prevention policies
  • In-country compliance with global initiatives, as measured by execution tracking
  • Performance of in-country loss prevention staff
  • Ease of integration of loss prevention solutions into the existing supply chain, and other departmental stakeholder processes

CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 3-5+ years of work experience including at least 1-2 years of people management experience.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Must possess an appreciation for the challenges of logistics in a developing economy with an understanding of how the industry functions
  • Strong work experiences with demonstrated leadership and management experience.  Examples include demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business,).
  • Experience in the supply chain, logistics, or other operational management required.  Development sector experience is an asset but not required.
  • Strong analytical skills – Ability to quickly review, synthesize, analyze, and communicate data (applied mathematics or systems engineering background an asset)
  • Creativity and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Top-performing educational background; related Master’s Degree is an asset, but not strictly required.
  • Language: Fluent English required. French desired. Regional languages an asset.

PREFERRED START DATE

As soon as possible

JOB LOCATION

Kigali, Rwanda or Nairobi, Kenya 

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience

DURATION

Full-time job

BENEFITS 

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES

Yes. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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