Operations Director/ Head of Supply Chain (JHB001471)
ClarkHouse Human Capital
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
4d ago

Fast-paced, collaborative, and solutions-driven, FMCG client looking for a Head of Supply Chain / Operational Director.

A results-driven person with a business-related degree would be optimal with about 10 years of senior experience in an FMCG environment is preferable.

The role will encompass, among other things, the full day-to-day responsibility and running of various teams across Supply Chain, Operations, Customer Service, and Production, and a strong understanding of these areas from an FMCG perspective is essential.

You will lead and manage multiple complex projects in these areas with tight deadlines and budgetary constraints with operational efficiency and performance improvement always being at the forefront.

Operational decisions and the setting of strategic goals just being part and parcel of this exciting and challenging role.

The role reports to the MD of the group with some incredibly famous and sort after brands behind the company.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Results and solutions focused.
  • Understands market dynamics as well as the legal and regulatory landscape.
  • Confident, articulate and able to influence at all levels with exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of supply chain management principles, ERP, WMS, transport routing software and Lean implementation.
  • Senior-level supply chain and logistics experience with a track record of operational service level and efficiency improvement.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage complex projects within timeline and budgetary constraints across functional areas.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Broad knowledge of P&L, Balance Sheet, ROI.
  • Experience in South Africa and Africa within the FMCG sector.
  • 10 Years at Senior Level
  • Sales and operational planning (demand planning, Sales & Production reporting)
  • Procurement (Vendor management, Logistics co-ordination and contract packing)
  • Capex Co-ordination and Project Management
  • Plant Operations including Quality and Compliance; Processes and Efficiencies
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