Supply Chain Informatics Advisor at Palladium International

Nairobi, Kenya
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field: Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical advice in the development of large-scale supply chain information systems and digital tools including process definition, best practices and strategic approaches.
  • Provide advisory insights and technical leadership in supply chain products’ planning, development and implementation stages as required.
  • Product management and engineering support in the design and development of high-capacity supply chain information systems, and mobile applications for the cloud and local environments
  • Provide subject matter expert advisory support, and work with the BA/QA team to evaluate business processes, anticipate requirements, uncover areas for improvement, and support the development, implementation and testing of solutions.
  • Evaluate planned and existing supply chain digital tools and maintain detailed documentation for all products developed, including planning, user and technical documentation.
  • Manage the product backlog in allocated projects, support the product management cycle, and work with the agile teams in activity, product, release and deployment planning.
  • Perform DevOps roles including deployment of product updates, identifying production issues and implementing integrations that meet client needs. 
  • Development of system and technical architectures and promote overall, comprehensive, and efficient practices.
  • As a key member of the agile team, support the entire software development life cycle (SDLC) processes in supporting the development of digital solutions.

Key Competencies Required:

  • Ability to perform high level tasks that require critical thinking, strategic planning, and architectural capabilities for enterprise level solutions.
  • Good grasp and understanding of supply chain programs
  • Adequate experience in systems development using relevant programming languages like Java and Python, and database scripting (SQL, NoSQL, and distributed databases)
  • Excellent knowledge of software development and software testing methodologies
  • Sound knowledge of cloud-based environments
  • Works well under pressure, skilled in crisis management, and problem-solving
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.
  • Well-rounded experience with multiple operating systems, virtualization technologies, and test environments
  • Ability to coordinate and balance priorities of multiple projects and deliverables
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, agile development environment
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate strong problem solving and technical skills
  • Knowledge of the trends in the software development domain
  • Experience in driving ongoing improvements and efficiencies in operational practices, tools & processes