Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contract type
Permanent Contract
5 to 10 years

Job description

You will manage all activities related to the supply, reception, conversion/processing and logistics of raw materials and finished products, including the coordination and collaboration with suppliers and transport companies:

  • Communicate with suppliers to secure price quotations, technical specifications and relevant details of any material purchase whether local or international.
  • Bridge communication with Banks and insurance companies to process import of any item.
  • Evaluate and process invoices and obtain all custom documents.
  • Liaise with contact person at the bank and follow up all relevant procedures are adhered, and documents are fully submitted to the bank from the supplier. should document discrepancy occur communicate back with supplier to make amendments.
  • Closely work with assigned clearing agents and make sure goods are cleared from customs no later than the allotted time given by Ethiopian customs authority.
  • Make sure goods are loaded with care and transportation to company warehouse is properly managed.
  • Confirm necessary duties are settled on time and follow up declaration documents are distributed to concerned government agencies on time.
  • Contact shipping agents in line with necessity and global tender scope; answering fright needs by actively working on maritime transportation operations,
  • Inform and monitor market developments, supply and demand factors, markets players, innovations
  • Identify and manage potential savings in raw materials, storage, shipping and logistics
  • Coordinate with the departments involved the technical aspects of supplier approval, especially in the aspects of food safety, safety at work, traceability, etc.
  • Maintain the suppliers database
  • Evaluate weekly stock levels and warehouse occupancy levels
  • Quarterly review routes to optimize costs and better serve customers
  • Optimize picking process


Qualification / Experience

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in business administration, engineering or logistics
  • Working experience of at least 5 years in Supply Chain


  • Very good analytical with ability to manage priorities
  • Broad sense of method and organization, with the ability to plan the work
  • Ease of communication and interpersonal relations, both internal and external and at all levels
  • A dynamic and active person, with the willingness to take on workloads and the ability to meet professional challenges.
  • Tenacious and persistent in achieving objectives
  • Good computer skills (Office 365)

Company description

Founded in 1853, Lesaffre is an independent, family-owned group based in France and a leading global provider of baker’s yeast and yeast extract products. It employs over 10 500 persons on five continents and markets bakery, taste improvement, health and nutrition, fermentation and brewery products and services.

Lesaffre Ethiopia, a recent entity within the Group, produces Baking ingredients and sells yeast and ingredients. Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for Supply Chain activities in compliance with the local legislation, the Lesaffre Group guidelines and the Africa Sales strategy. You will actively participate in optimizing logistic in term of time and costs.