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Operations Lead - Homabay/ Lodwar

Keep IT Cool

Keep IT Cool

Homa Bay, Kenya
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

In this role you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the logistical operations, aggregation process, and business development activities in the Western/North- Western part of Kenya for our company. You will play a crucial role in ensuring smooth operations and successful business growth.


  1. Logistics Management:
  • Develop and implement efficient logistics strategies to ensure the timely collection of stock from fisherfolks to fish traders
  • Coordinate transportation and storage logistics, ensuring compliance with regulations and quality standards.
  • Monitor and optimize transportation routes to minimize costs and maximize efficiency.
  • Oversee inventory management, ensuring accurate stock levels and minimizing waste.
  1. Aggregation
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with fish traders and fisherfolks to secure a reliable supply of fish.
  • Coordinate with fish traders and fisherfolks to plan and schedule fish deliveries, considering factors such as quantity, quality, and location.
  • Implement quality control procedures to ensure that stock received meets required standards.
  • Continuously assess and evaluate potential new suppliers to expand the network of fish traders and fisherfolks.
  1. Business Development:
  • Identify potential business opportunities and develop strategies to expand the customer base and increase market share.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop promotional campaigns and strategies to attract new customers.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to stay updated on industry trends, competitor activities, and customer preferences.
  1. Operational Efficiency:
  • Streamline operational processes and identify areas for improvement to enhance efficiency and productivity.
  • Implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure consistent and high-quality processing operations.
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the plant's performance and make data-driven decisions.
  1. Team Management:
  • Lead and manage a team of operations staff, providing guidance, training, and performance feedback.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and promote a culture of workplace safety.


  • Strong understanding of the fish trading industry, including knowledge of fisherfolks, fish traders, and market dynamics.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills to build and maintain relationships with suppliers, traders, and customers.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to analyze data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Leadership skills with the ability to motivate and manage a team effectively.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements related to fish processing and food safety standards.