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Manager, Supply Chain

Published on 25.03.2023


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Position : Manager, Supply Chain


NewGlobe works with urgency because youth quickly becomes adulthood and relentlessly because improvement requires continuous problem-solving. NewGlobe is honoured to serve and to help rebuild trust in public systems.

NewGlobe’s work is all encompassing and will challenge you to use your full mind, and heart, each day. We need bright minds who want to be part of building a new globe -- a more equitable globe -- to join us.


Our schools have to operate in the most efficient and effective way possible to enable us to provide life changing education that is affordable to families living below the poverty line, and to governments with limited resources. This means there is no room for waste and inefficiencies. The Operations Team is responsible for the design, execution and management of the entire sequence of processes required to service the activities of each school, and for providing that support at scale in the most cost efficient and effective way possible. Operations is the nerve centre of the company and is the interface that brings all school-level support functions together. Our mission is to provide a better service for our parents and governments, a better experience for our employees, and a stable platform on which we continue to scale our work.

Supply chain

Supply Chain is responsible for inventory management, procurement, logistics, and warehousing to service the activities of each and every academy. The team ensures that products are procured, transported efficiently and cleanly, and that our warehousing activities are highly organised and architected for growth and rapid change.

About The Role

The Manager, Supply Chain is responsible for overseeing inventory management, procurement, logistics, and warehousing for our entire network of schools across Nigeria and the support offices.

You will be responsible for ensuring every school has adequate supplies as school staff are supported by being provided with the correct tech assets, learning materials and teaching supplies; For ensuring uniforms, and any other products are provided in a timely manner to parents who purchase them; And for both our Academies & Government Partnership schools - products are delivered in a timely manner, an accurate count of all learning materials and supplies is maintained;

This is a high-impact role for someone who loves taking on challenges - we support thousands of schools across Nigeria.

What You Will Do

  • You will lead the charge to ensure we are getting the best pricing, that our goods are transported efficiently and cleanly, and that our warehousing activities are highly organised and architected for growth and rapid change.
  • You will be building a world-class Supply Chain platform - and that requires you to be a hands-on leader who effectively manages a large, multi-functional team and proactively dives into the nitty gritty to improve processes and systems. You will need to be tough but fair to ensure that we build a zero-tolerance environment for any fraud and leakage. You will train, develop, and mentor your team, and provide clear, constructive feedback where necessary.
  • You must be a team player - Supply Chain is deeply integrated with Operations groups, and you will interact with other teams frequently. You are singularly focused on building a better NewGlobe, regardless your title or department designation.
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What You Should Have

  • Strong background in Supply Chain management; deep knowledge of procurement, warehousing, logistics best practices. Experience is service industry will be ideal.
  • At least 5+ years of post-undergraduate full time work experience in a highly operational supply chain at a company that grown rapidly
  • Work experience in a fast-paced environment with ever-changing demands and priorities. .
  • Experience in process design, development and implementation
  • Strong analytical skills and extensive experience in providing actionable insight to data
  • Experience in working in a matrix environment and serving several internal customers
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, leadership, problem solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • High integrity with zero tolerance for any unethical business practices

You’re Also

  • A detailed doer
  • You have a track record of getting things done.
  • You’re organized and responsive.
  • You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details.
  • Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind 
  • You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.
  • You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech.
  • You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation.
  • Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
  • You have an existing network from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
  • A creative problem-solver 
  • Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges.
  • On top of that, NewGlobe works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • A relentless advocate 
  • The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind.
  • You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).
  • You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable learner 
  • You believe you can always do better.
  • You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.
  • You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
  • A data-driven decision-maker –
  • When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone.
  • You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator –
  • You ask why a lot.
  • You don’t just take what you see and accept it.
  • You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different.
  • You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.
Job criteria for job ad : Manager, Supply Chain
Job category :
Transport, logistics
Industries :
Education, training
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Abeokuta - Ogun - Abia - Abuja - Adamawa - Akwa Ibom - Anambra - Bauchi - Bayelsa - Benin City - Edo - Benue - Cross River - Ebonyi - Ekiti - Enugu - Gombe - Ibadan - Oyo - Imo - Jigawa - Kaduna - Kano - Katsina - Kebbi - Kogi - Kwara - Lagos - Maiduguri - Borno - Nasarawa - Niger - Ondo - Osun - Plateau - Port Harcourt - Rivers - Sokoto - Taraba - Warri - Delta - Yobe - Zamfara
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Key Skills :
Number of Position(s) : 1
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