Chief Logistics & Production Officer

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Electrical engineering

The Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited is a parastatal company whose primary purpose is to distribute electric power to domestic and commercial end-users in Uganda, at and below 33 kilovolts. This role was sub-leased to Umeme for a 20-year concession that ends in 2025.

Vacancy title: Chief Logistics & Production Officer (CLPO)

Deadline of this Job:21 September 2020  

Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) was incorporated on April 1, 2001 as a successor distribution company following the unbundling of the Uganda Electricity Board. It is fully owned by the Government of Uganda. The company monitors Umeme Ltd investment and has an ERA license to distribute power in eight service territories covering over 60 districts of Uganda. Its mandate also includes managing of the pole treatment plant at Lugogo plus the execution of some rural electrification schemes on behalf of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The Company is seeking to recruit a qualified, competent, and highly motivated Ugandan for the following Head of Department

Position: Chief Logistics & Production Officer (CLPO)
Reports to: Managing Director
Supervises: Manager Production & Quality Assurance, Manager Fleet & Logistics, and the Marketing Officer Duty Station: Kampala
Purpose of the Position:
To provide leadership to the pole plant team, Stores, Logistics & Fleet Management, and direct all departmental activities towards achieving the departmental goals. .

Key Result Areas

  • Plan and direct all activities at the Logistics & Production department in line with UEDCL strategy
  • Design, develop, and implement all corporate strategies for the Logistics & Production department in line with the company strategic direction.
  • Oversight role for all stores and make final approvals for all issues and receipts of materials in the stores in accordance with the stores operating procedures
  • Provide oversight roles for planning and managing the pole plant production, quality standards, and the plant's efficiency
  • Develop and implement an appropriate fleet management system that ensures effective and efficient utilization of the entire organizational fleet in line with the industry's best practices.
  • Develop and implement appropriate stores management procedures for materials acquired under donor-aided projects.
  • Organize training and development programmes for department staff in line with the Human resource policy.
  • Carry out performance assessments and appraisals for staff in the department in line with the company's Human resource policy.
  • Carry out market research and ensure key inputs like poles and creosote are in constant and efficient supply employees in the Logistics & Production department in line with the safety guidelines and policies.
  • Review and monitor the implementation of risk management in the department in line with the company's risk policy.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual departmental reports for Management review and action.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a Business/Manufacturing related course like Logistics, Economics, Administration, Finance or Accounting, and a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from a recognized university.
  • Professional qualification to the related institution is a MUST.
  • Experience of not less than 7 years in a recognized public or private organization in a senior management position.
  • Experience in production planning and Logistics management including fleet is required.
  • Excellent negotiation, oral, and written communication skills plus the ability to work amidst tight deadlines.
  • Computer literacy with an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint presentations, database management systems, etc.

Job Education: Not Specified

Job Experience: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
For a detailed Job description and Application for this position, Please visit our Website at:  Only applications received online will be considered. To apply, upload your CV (clearly indicating 3 referees and their contacts), cover letter, and copies of academic documents. Clearly indicate the Position applied for in the subject line.
Address your application to:
The Head Human Resource & Administration,
UEDCL Tower, Sixth Floor
Plot 37 Nakasero Road, Kampala. Closing date: All applications MUST be submitted by 5 pm, on Monday 21 September 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.