Country Supply Chain Lead

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businessFMCG, Retail & Wholesale

Logistics

Summary

To ensure alignment to overall business strategy from a supply chain (logistics/procurement and planning) perspective.

 

To deliver against customer service, volume, market share and profitability targets in an ethical, safe, and sustainable manner.

 

Responsibilities

Safety & Quality

  • Ensures a safe and healthy working environment for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensures that legislative requirements are met and fully  implemented.
  • Weekly safety reviews are conducted with the teams and monthly safety reviews with the Supply Chain Director to identify risk trends and mitigation plans
  • Ensures that logistics teams adhere to quality guidelines specified by the Zone so that customers receive stock as per quality guidelines

 

Routines & Reports

  • Ensures that Daily, Weekly and Monthly Meeting routines are adhered to in line with mandatory internal guidelines
  • Ensures that processes are standardized via SOP's and work standards are monitored and improved
  • Track KPI's on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis in line with requirements
  • Ensures that appropriate problem-solving tools are applied for out of range KPI's in line with methodology.
  • Publish reports on time as per  guidelines and internal processes

Cost Management

  • Drives a strict adherence to flexed budgets with the delivery, warehouse, inventory management & planning teams.
  • Ensures that accountability is aligned to package owners
  • Assumes overall accountability for Country Logistics     spend on both systems
  • Develop annually together with Zone team the bottom up budgets for all
  • Annual Champions initiatives and tracking of the same

People Management

  • Ensure that the Logistics and Planning Teams are aligned in terms of goals and meeting routines to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensures that Monthly One on Ones are conducted in line with the target review process.
  • Follow up on Engagement Survey results with clear actions to correct areas of concern.
  • Recruitment of talent and building of pipeline
  • Capability building of the logistics team
  • Perform 180 reviews and address poor performance where required by means of improvement plans and or disciplinary hearings

Procurement

  • Developing procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective.
  • Support the sourcing and engagement of reliable suppliers and vendors.
  • Participate in supplier negotiations and vendors to secure advantageous terms.
  • Review existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure on-going feasibility.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Approve purchase orders and organize and confirm delivery of goods and services.
  • Perform risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements.

 

 

Education and Qualifications

  • Business Admin/Logistics/Procurement /Supply Chain degree or another 3-year degree in related field

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years manufacturing, distribution, procurement and or planning management experience within FMCG company
  • Deep knowledge of supply chain processes both from operational and planning perspective
  • Proven experience with ability to influence and interface with senior stakeholders across various functions
  • Proven leadership experience with an ability to convert market opportunities into cost saving initiatives
  • Customer focused mind set and approach
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills with an ability to manage complexity and ambiguity
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask
  • Good verbal and communication skills; must communicate across all levels in the organization with personal gravitas and credibility
  • Good self-management principles

Reporting To

Supply Chain Director 

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FMCG, Retail & Wholesale: 5 Years

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Logistics: 5 Years

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