Operations Manager Job in Nigeria

 KILENTAR - Across the colourful markets and bustling high streets of Southwestern Nigeria, one question echoes: “Ki le n ta?” Translating to “what are you selling?” in Yoruba, this phrase encapsulates the vibrant spirit at the heart of our brand. At Kilentar, we create timeless designs that honour traditional craftsmanship while embracing contemporary aesthetics. Drawing inspiration from Africa’s rich cultural heritage, each piece tells a story.

From the rhythms of Nigeria to the masks of Burkina Faso, and the shores of Côte d'Ivoire, we channel the soul of the continent, preserving ancient techniques in every stitch. Relying on traditional dyeing and weaving methods, our one-of-a-kind garments capture the multidimensional experience of the modern woman — feminine yet fierce, traditional yet modern, stylish yet sustainable. Every Kilentar design is a tribute to the skilled artisans who breathe life into each creation, infusing them with their passion and heritage along the way.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Operations Manager

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job type: Full time

About the Job

  • We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Operations Manager to oversee our daily operations, with a strong focus on supply chain management, inventory control, production planning, and quality assurance.
  • The ideal candidate will work closely with our team to ensure seamless operations and efficient processes, driving operational excellence and continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities
Storage and Space Utilization:

  • Manage and optimize storage spaces to maximize space utilization and improve operational efficiency.

Inventory Control:

  • Monitor and control inventories, ensuring data accuracy and precision.
  • Ensure inventory positions are accurate and investigate stock discrepancies.

Logistics and Coordination:

  • Collaborate with logistics and transportation teams to plan and coordinate inbound and outbound deliveries.
  • Act as the main contact point for all stock transfers and adjustments, ensuring proper documentation and approvals.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):

  • Implement and maintain SOPs to ensure safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Review inventory workflows, propose enhancements, and document inventory cycles.

Warehouse Maintenance:

  • Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of warehouse equipment and infrastructure.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Analyze operational data and produce periodic reports to identify areas for improvement and implement corrective solutions.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure efficient flow of information and materials across different business functions.
  • Liaise with merchandising, stores, and warehouse to maintain smooth inventory movement.

Defective Stock Management:

  • Monitor and follow up on defective stock status with action plans and manage store return processes.

Inventory Health:

  • Ensure inventory is kept at a healthy level, highlight slow-moving items, and propose action plans.
  • Ensure timely cycle counts by stores and investigate variances.

Demand and Supply Planning:

  • Generate precise and consolidated demand plans at multiple levels of aggregation.
  • Support annual and seasonal business planning/monthly rolling forecasting processes.
  • Review historical sales trends, research demand drivers, and develop statistical forecast models.

Stakeholder Coordination:

  • Utilize a collaborative approach by working with sales, marketing, and finance to ensure accurate demand forecasts.
  • Coordinate cross-functional stakeholder input to reconcile significant variances and refine forecast models.

Strategic Supply Planning:

  • Support the development of supply planning and inventory strategies for existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.

Educational Qualification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, or related field


  • 3+ years of experience in demand or supply planning for a global sportswear or fashion brand.
  • Proven track record in establishing and driving operational excellence and implementing operational strategies.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Deep knowledge of product lifecycle management and end-to-end product creation processes.
  • Strong statistical skills, data visualization, and storytelling abilities.
  • Familiarity with technologies and industry trends in digital product creation and operations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build meaningful relationships across functions.
  • Strong data analytics capabilities, with the ability to use data-driven insights for decision-making.
  • Experience presenting and communicating data to key stakeholders, adjusting language to diverse audiences.


  • Experience in leading high-performing operational teams, inspiring, motivating, coaching, and guiding them towards common goals.

Strategic Thinking:

  • Strategic yet pragmatic thinker with sharp business acumen and the ability to make informed decisions based on imperfect information.

Other Requirements:

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Experience in supply chain management and inventory control
  • Knowledge of production planning and quality assurance
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Experience in the fashion industry is a plus

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Join KILENTAR and be a part of a dynamic team where your expertise will drive operational success and efficiency. Apply today to contribute to our mission of excellence in operations and supply chain management.