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Logistics Manager



Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Logistics Manager

Posting date : 20/02/2024

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 key member of our Operations function, you must be attentive to detail, agile, ready to learn, grow and champion our Logistics operataions. He/she must be attentive to cost reduction, efficeiency, in speedy deliveries, knowledge of customs procedure and harmonization codes, cargo & tax classification.

You will interface with forwarders, transport & you will be a leader who leads by example with ethics and integrity are a fundamental character you should have.


  • Coordinate Shipping schedules with our suppliers and support teams.
  • Manage relationships with forwarders, transporters and other suppliers to attain high value services at the most optimal cost.
  • Work closely with the Head of operations to proper manage sourcing at the right time in full.
  • Closely monitor export and import procedures including managing documentation respectively.
  • Champion EEA Compliance to regulatory laws and immediately report to the Head of Operations potential risks.
  • Work closely with the Head of operations on order planning both in country and internationally.
  • Manage in-country distribution model to optimal satisfaction including transporter management, cost, safety, driver discipline.
  • Champion Health and safety, ethics standards of EEA.
  • Monitor and manage Logistics cost as per budget requirement.
  • Report generation and use of EEA ERP to effect organizational requirements.

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


  • Relevant University degree


  • English
  • Any other language


  • Microsoft suite - required.

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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