VACANCY: Sourcing and Logistics Manager in Burkina Faso

AAK , Burkina Faso , Bobo-Dioulasso

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: FMCG, Logistics / transport
  • Field of Expertise: Food & Beverage, General Management, Operations
  • Work Experience: 3-5 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Jan 05, 2018
  • Vacancy closing date: Feb 19, 2018

Job Description

Would you like to work in an exciting and challenging environment? Would you like to be part of a growing global organization with focus on delivering growth through customer co-development supported with integrated solutions? Would you like to work in West Africa with base in Burkina Faso?

AAK offers you a stimulating and flexible position with excellent opportunities and possibilities for further development.

In order to support AAK’s fast development in West Africa we are extending our organization and are therefore looking for a Sourcing & Logistics Manager.


As Sourcing & Logistics Manager for AAK in Burkina Faso, your goal is to purchase the right quantity of shea kernels with the best possible quality at the right price.

The work primarily involves managing and developing relationships with suppliers. Our suppliers range from businessmen/women to groups of women and traditional traders, who trade in various commodities.

The role as Sourcing & Logistics Manager in West Africa for AAK means that you will be very much involved in almost everything at the sourcing operations, including finance, quality follow-up, maintenance, logistics and personnel matters.

The work is extremely varied and challenging due to the business environment, where you never know which obstacles you will meet.

You will be working in a team of mixed nationalities including local employees’ as well as expatriates’ from various countries.

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this job you must be hard working, dedicated, proactive and possess a high degree of drive. You are a generalist rather than a specialist. It is of importance to be a “doer”, to see the problems and solve them on an overall as well as a detailed level.

You will be working with many different people and personalities, why it is of outmost importance to be diplomatic, persistent and comfortable in building stable and trustworthy business relations with internal as well as external stakeholders.

You are diplomatic in your approach and come across as a flexible partner, but you should be able and willing to take the tough decisions- You should be a leader of nature and enjoy developing your teams as well as colleagues.

Even though you will be working in a traditional sourcing system, we need an individual, who can think outside the box and establish how we succeed in the market place tomorrow.

Having an interest and understanding of other cultures is vital for success in our multi-cultural organization in West Africa.

Formal qualifications
- Previous work experience in a similar role is essential.
- Relevant business and/or logistics experience from previous employment.
- A degree in economics, business administration, procurement, sourcing or similar would be beneficial.
- Being able to communicate in both oral and written English and French.
- Experience from the food/agro industry is an advantage, but not essential.
- Having lived and worked in Africa is an advantage.

If you are the right person for the job, you can expect a position which generates continuous personal development as well as working in an expanding organization generating a lot of energy. If this matches your interest, please submit your application with relevant enclosures (CV/qualification certificates and motivational letter) in English.

Are you interested in becoming a Sourcing and Logistics Manager in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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