Overseas Warehouse Expansion

Overseas warehouse expansion specialist

Summary: Gido is a new project incubated by SCommerce (formerly known as Giaohangnhanh) with the ambition to create a digital platform for modern forwarding and cross-border delivery.

The emergence of cross-border e-commerce raises the need for more transparent and efficient cross-border supply chain. Shipments need to be handled, processed and tracked at SKU and/or individual parcel level instead of container/ pallet, and cross-border inventory needs to be synchronized on a connected IT system to allow real time inventory allocation and supply chain shortening.

Gido platform consists of 2 main modules:

  • Overseas warehouse management platform;
  • Freight forwarder platform;

With this platform, Gido aspires to serve the following groups of customers:

  • E-commerce marketplace who would like to support cross-border selling from other countries to Vietnam & Southeast Asia (cross-border delivery for e-commerce parcel);
  • Customers who want to import from other countries such as China, Korea.. and need one comprehensive software to manage their shipments from these countries to Vietnam & Southeast Asia;

You will:

  • Create & update SOP for overseas warehouses;
  • Source warehouse locations and vendors in China;
  • Recruit staff (preferably contract workers) for warehouses in China;
  • Negotiate contracts with warehouse vendors, formulate and implement payment/ security deposit schemes, metrics based payment scheme, to mitigate counterparty risks and ensure vendors’ full compliance with Gido’s SOP;
  • Design process to control systematic risk of overseas warehouses network, develop back-up plans for unexpected situations;
  • Design solutions for warehouse operations, warehouse layout, materials handling/storage equipment,…
  • Plan and track warehouse setup budget;
  • Be on-site in China in 2 – 3 months to setup new warehouses, train staff/ contract workers, design and implement incentive schemes, implement Gido’s system for warehouse operations, and ensure full compliance of operations with Gido’s SOP;
  • Roll out Gido’s system (both software and hardware) at warehouses;
  • Train warehouse staff to use system and minimise discrepancy between physical inventory and online data;
  • Measure operations metrics for warehouse: lead time, on time ratio, backlog;
  • Using SQL/ BigQuery to automate data reporting;
  • Create a “warehouse blueprint” to standardize all aspects of warehouse setup & operations (process, equipment, management approach, etc.) to ensure consistent level of performance across all facilities after setup phase;

 

An ideal candidate should be:

  • Full fluency in English; Chinese is a plus;
  • Willing to explore the unknowns and set up new things;
  • Have risk management mindset;
  • Willing to get hands dirty with on-the-ground operations;
  • Data-driven, familiar with Excel (SQL is a plus);
  • Courage to challenge the status quo when logic and reason require it;
  • Technology oriented. No paper. All digital;
  • Very structured with high level of energy;

 

How to apply:

Interested candidates please send CV & cover letter to: [email protected]