Country Head Logistics

  • ABInBev
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 03/12/2021
Full time


The purpose of the Country Head of Logistics is to ensure alignment to overall business strategy from a logistics and planning perspective

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Delivery against customer service, volume, market share
  • Profitability targets in an ethical, safe, and sustainable manner
  • Ensures a safe and healthy working environment for internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensures that legislative requirements are met and fully implemented
  • Maintains a robust system of SIO generation and close out
  • Weekly safety reviews are conducted with the teams and monthly safety reviews with the Logistics Director to identify risk trends and mitigation plans
  • Ensures that logistics teams adhere to quality guidelines specified by the Zone so that customers receive stock as per ABInbev’s quality guidelines
  • Ensures that Daily, Weekly and Monthly Meeting routines are adhered to in line with mandatory DPO/VPO/LCP guidelines
  • Ensures that processes are standardized via SOP's and work standards are monitored and improved
  • Track KPI's on a daily, weekly and monthly basis in line with DPO/VPO/LCP requirements
  • Ensures that appropriate problem-solving tools are applied for out of range KPI's in line with DPO/VPO/LCP methodology
  • Ensures that appropriate problem-solving tools are applied for out of range KPI's in line with LCP, DPO 7 VPO methodology
  • Publish reports on time as per LCP, DPO & VPO guidelines and internal processes
  • Drives a strict adherence to flexed budgets with the delivery, warehouse, inventory management & planning teams
  • Ensures that accountability is aligned to package owners
  • Assumes overall accountability for Country Logistics spend on both VLC, FLC and SCOH
  • Develop annually together with Zone team the bottom up budgets for all packages (VLC, people, retpack, capex etc.)
  • Develop annually the 1YP together with Zone
  • Annual Champions initiatives and tracking of the same
  • Ensure that the Logistics and Planning Teams are aligned in terms of goals and meeting routines to drive continuous improvement
  • Ensures that Monthly One on Ones are conducted in line with the target review process
  • Follow up on Engagement Survey results with clear actions to correct areas of concern
  • Recruitment of talent and building of pipeline
  • Capability building of the logistics team
  • Perform 180 reviews and address poor performance where required by means of improvement plans and or disciplinary hearing


  • Logistics/Supply Chain degree or another 3-year degree in related field 
  • Minimum 5 years manufacturing, distribution, and planning management experience within FMCG company
  • Deep knowledge of supply chain processes both from operational and planning perspective
  • Proven experience with ability to influence and interface with senior stakeholders across various functions
  • Proven leadership experience with an ability to convert market opportunities into cost saving initiatives
  • Customer focused mind set and approach
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills with an ability to manage complexity and ambiguity
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask
  • Good verbal and communication skills; must communicate across all levels in the organization with personal gravitas and credibility
  • Good self-management principles
  • Ability to adapt to and implement change effectively
  • Strive for continuous improvement
  • Strong analytic and numerical skills

Additional Information

AB InBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in-line with AB InBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. We are a company that promotes gender equality.

  1. Internal applicants require Line manager approval
  2. Kindly attach CV in PDF format
  3. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing. Interested candidates who meet the above specifications may apply no later than (29 December 2021). 

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