Rural Retail Distribution Manager at Babban Gona

    Lagos State
    Posted 7 months ago

    Key Responsibilities

    • Manage Babban Gona’s retail distribution channels
    • Lead retail distribution initiatives to ensure continuous improvement in operational efficiency and effectiveness to allow an annual 30% increase in sales.
    • Ensure merchandise is scheduled, received, unloaded, and checked as appropriate.
    • Initiate and support strategies to reduce slow moving inventory, per organizational objective.
    • Drive retail and supply chain management resources to allow company to maximize market share.
    • Coach, develop and train retail supervisors on principles and methods to establish a safe distribution channel and working environment.
    • Develop practical solutions to problems without sacrificing quality.
    • Meet department’s daily, weekly and monthly goals of the distribution center.
    • Achieve high performance standards while coaching, training, and developing employees on best practices of our business.
    • Analyze opportunities for growth, cutting costs, reducing damages and improving efficiencies.
    • Continually improve productivity targets and process improvements
    • Implement standard  policies/procedures to eliminate waste and improve productivity.
    • Develop and manage project scope, project schedules, resource plans, and budget requirements.
    • Complete status reports and communicate key issues to senior management.
    • Assist in the training, monitoring, and recognition of employees’ compliance with safety policies, procedures, and best practices.
    • Manage any other distribution projects.
    • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
    • Provide regular updates to the head of the business unit on the progress.

    Reporting Line:

    • This position reports to the Head, Sales.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, or related field.
    • Experience in retail distribution management
    • Minimum of 4 years distribution management experience, preferably in a seed company or other agricultural company that works with a retail distribution to produce cereal seeds/grains.
    • Experience in a fast paced medium to large sized distribution center environment.
    • Solid knowledge of distribution operations, practices and procedures including merchandise flow.
    • Strong administrative, organizational, managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills;
    • Leadership ability to guide and drive results from a team.
    • Passion for supply chain management and constant process improvement
    • Excellent communication skills: Ability to directly work with farmers and field agents to achieve optimal outcome.
    • Ability to interact and build relationships with people of diverse backgrounds;
    • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance, and a keen eye for detail;
    • Ability to resolve complex issues; work independently – receiving minimal guidance;

    Start Up Environment:

    • Thrives in a fast paced, start-up environment with dynamic business priorities.

    Unlocking Potential of Team Members:

    • Extensive experience and passion for coaching/ mentoring a team.

    Detailed Orientation and Managing Complexity:

    • Extensive experience leading a complex organization and passion for getting into details to identify root cause of issues and create innovative solutions.


    • Competitive salary
    • Health Insurance
    • Pension
    • Performance Bonus
    • Annual paid vacation
    • Group Life Insurance.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Babban Gona on to apply

    Job Features


    4 years

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