The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing the company's supply chain and logistics strategy and operations from factories to distributors/consumers order to maximize the process efficiency and productivity. The Supply Chain Manager will play a crucial role in developing and maintaining good relationships with suppliers and distributors.
Addition responsibilities will include handling operational Start-up, distribution, warehousing, inventory management, procurement, sales order processing, fleet management, clearing and forwarding, management of in-country service centres, repair management and fault reporting.
Plan and implement the supply chain strategy
Collaborate with Sales, Operations, and Customer Service teams to ensure that orders are fulfilled for Imports, Exports and Local distribution.
Maintain supply chain inventory and records, provide management reports and set up a traceability system for fridge spare parts.
Setting up the Warehouse and Procurement Operations.
Setting up an inventory planning and control process mechanism
Handle the Door to Door shipping of Imports while ensuring the process is done legally and at the most cost efficient price.
Analyse data from shipping and delivering processes to identify bottlenecks and related issues
Determine key supply chain KPIs. Evaluate and report on KPIs
Suggest solutions for process improvements, reducing cost and increasing efficiency
Identify process bottleneck and agree and implement solutions in a timely manner
Train, guide and evaluate employees in the Supply Chain Department
Work with finance, sales, and manufacturing team to determine best vendors and distributors based on agreed performance metrics.
Communicate and negotiate with suppliers and vendors to land more profitable deals
Relationship management with vendors
Monitor logistics to make sure they run smoothly
Find cost-effective solutions for supply chain processes
Issue management and resolution (e.g. delays in delivery, accidents)
Collaborate with other departments to create coordinated plans for business growth
Develop and implement safety guidelines in all aspects of the supply chain (e.g. use of trucks, forklifts)
Ensure supply chain processes meet legal requirements and standards
Manage the Technical Officer (once hired) and be the relay of the Group Engineering/R&D team on the ground for testing and technical trainings
Minimum 10 years’ experience in Supply chain Management (Imports and Local), Materials Management / Logistics, Planning Special Knowledge Exposure to Materials Management.
Experience in Start-Ups of the in-bound and out-bound operations within Africa
Experience of outbound shipping from China
Experience in setting up and managing service centres
Excellent knowledge of supply chain processes
Working experience of relevant software (e.g. SAP MM)
Able to recruit and train staff for the various roles in the Supply chain department
Experience in Setting up Warehousing and Procurement Operations.
Experience in Setting up inventory planning and control process mechanism.
Experience in Setting up both Local and Export distribution
Experience in Planning and implementing the overall supply chain strategy
KEY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Impeccable ethical outlook
Strong communication skills
Attention to detail
Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
Good time-management skills
Great interpersonal and communication skills
A good negotiator able to balance the company interests while getting the best prices from the vendors
Basic conversational French knowledge would be an advantage.
Ability to Supervise Others and Provide Leadership.
Able to resolve conflicts.
Have Emotional Intelligence.
Have good Communication Skills.
Able to Manage Performance and be Result Oriented.
Have good Interviewing Skills.
Team Building, Teamwork/Collaboration
Able to Delegate.
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving.
Information Technology Application.
Career Management of the Team.
Have Commercial Awareness.
Be a Decision Maker.
Trustworthiness & Ethics
Good oral and written communication skills; good interpersonal skills; customer focus; negotiating skills; functional and technical skills; computer literate, numerical/analytical skills; with proven track record of honesty and integrity
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