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Logistics Manager at Njombe Out growers Services Company Ltd (NOSC) March, 2023

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Vacancy- Logistics Manager

Njombe Out growers Services Company Ltd (NOSC) is a company incorporated in November 2014 with the sole purpose of improving the livelihoods of the smallholder tea farmers in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. NOSC offers a range of support services to the farmers including the provision of essential inputs such as fertilizer, herbicides and seedlings, agronomy support, green leaf transport and logistics, green leaf plucking services and technical advisory services to farmers. NOSC’s target is to develop 2500 Ha of smallholder tea targeting 3,000 smallholder farmers that will supply a smallholder tea factory.

NOSC is seeking to recruit a qualified, detail oriented and self-motivated individual to take up the role of Logistics Manager. Based in Njombe and reporting to the General Manager, the role shall have the following key responsibilities:

Role Purpose Statement/Key Objective:

Under the direction of the General Manager and with safety, efficiency and customer service a priority, the Logistics Manager is accountable to facilitate the receiving and storing, moving and transport of Agricultural input supplies, stock and materials, ensuring leaf quality standard, effectively managing the timely flow of green leaf from the field to the factories as well as coordinating the tractor services offered to farmers and for internal benefit of NOSC.

Key Accountabilities Logistics Management – 70%

Fleet Management

  • In liaison with General Manager and finance office, develop a fleet management and replacement plan.
  • Record and update all fleet data such as services, overhauls repair required, spares and damages.
  • Ensure proper management of the vehicles including monitoring and co-ordination of quality right from the field to the factory.
  • Complete documentation such as green leaf deliveries, weighing scales records lists, Tractor job order sheets, Vehicle spares as well as service control sheets, ordering levels stocks, Drivers discipline and compliance in line with the traffic rules and regulations.
  • Coordinate tractor ploughing, harrowing and transportation services, review of the vehicles and scales and ensure maintenance of schedules both manually and with computer programs in liaison with other service providers key to it as well as the technical staff in the field.

Green Leaf Transportation and Distribution

  • Plan and co-ordinate transportation of green leaf and manage the timely flow of farmers leaf haulage and agricultural inputs as per production trends as well as managing tractor services to farmers and for internal organizational needs
  • While adhering to policies, procedures and regulatory requirements, facilitate the quality receipt of green leaf from the farmers’ fields through the designated collection centers. This would include organizing a healthy fleet, organizing green leaf clerks, drivers, operators as well as mechanics to their best with good focus on accuracy, efficiency and time management.
  • Adhere to tea green leaf sourcing procedures and regulatory-compliance procedures
  • Complete the daily green leaf collection logs in conjunction with the leaf collection clerks.
  • Dispatch inputs fertilizer, chemicals and seedling as per direction of the technical staff without affecting the core business that is green leaf collection.
  • Document and escalate any issue that you feel would have a negative impact on green leaf logistics.

Customer Service and General Management – 30%

Customer Relationship Management

  • Provide and maintain good customer service and solve customer problems as they arise.
  • As an integral part of the team, ensure that farmers are highly regarded and receive exceptional service throughout the green leaf collection process as well as input supplies. This shall also include addressing problems in consultation with the General Manager and technical staff for smooth haulage of quality green leaf.
  • Ensure minimum loss in transit and maximum inputs utility, quality service rendered by tractor operators to farmers through daily route allocation using log books as well as proper fuel and input usage.

General Management Responsibilities

  • Comply with laws, regulations and standards as per the Tea Board of Tanzania act and accompanying regulations. Local, national as well as international where applicable.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with those on your team, as well as cross-functionally.
  • Complete safety reports in relation to health and safety issues.
  • Assist with training of new employees.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Economics, IT, Logistics, Fleet management or related fields.
  • At least two(2)years of experience in a farm oriented or related enterprise coordinating transport logistics preferably with smallholder farmers in tea industry and management of leaf quality.
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to concurrently manage multiple tasks within set deadlines.
  • Results oriented.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate.
  • Ability to speak Kiswahili. English is an added advantage.

Job Application procedure

All interested and qualified candidates are invited to send their detailed CV with copies of relevant testimonials (certificates) to:

General Manager

Njombe Outgrowers Services Company Limited,

Lunyanywi B Street Plot No. 7, Block A P. O. Box 252, Njombe,


Email Applications: [email protected]

The deadline for submitting applications is close of business 29th March 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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  • Location Njombe

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