Supply Chain Manager
Career-seekers Recruitment Solutions
Durban, South Africa
6d ago
source : Executive Placements

Our Client, a National blue-chip Leader in the FMCG Food industry, is seeking to URGENTLY appoint a dynamic Supply Chain Manager to be based at their Head Office in Umhlanga, KZN - (R1.1M to R1.4M pa)


  • Report directly into the Commercial Director
  • Be responsible for leading end-to-end optimisation of Supply Chain planning and delivery in-Country
  • Simplifying approach and improving delivery over time.
  • Ensure coordination across all relevant stakeholders and collaboration across S&OP, Outbound Logistics and Warehouse.
  • Support delivery of product to customer on time and in-full and reduce stock-outs and associated delays.
  • Minimise supply chain costs and improve efficiencies ultimately contributing towards improved profitability.
  • Optimise stock coverage to reduce working capital requirements where possible
  • Achieve an integrated business planning process to ensure supply reliability & productivity at optimized cost.

  • Develop and rollout a customized Company Way across S&OP, Warehouse and Logistics in-Country, including standards, policies, processes, tools, technology and other enablers
  • Benchmark practices and processes, and identify issues and opportunities for improvement and best practice in the supply chain process, metrics and subsequent activities and guide the in-Country business strategy across S&OP and Outbound Logistics
  • Develop the Logistics strategy to best meet the business needs for outbound distribution of domestic and export sales
  • Ensure an optimised distribution footprint and development of an effective RtC model
  • Develop & implement the Customer Service Charter in-line with the Company strategy
  • Negotiate the Outsource Logistics contract ensuring it reflects best practice and fits the business mandate
  • Manage the performance of the Outsource provider, and review and approve monthly invoices
  • Manage the warehousing operations and performance metrics through standardised warehouse operations, optimised costs, improved safety and quality, and enhanced efficiencies while delivering excellent customer service
  • Monitor the implementation and adherence to warehouse controls, thereby ensuring safety and quality of stock
  • Negotiate and effectively manage warehouse facilities and rentals, transporter and MHEs contractor rates
  • Initiate and develop the business case for key capital projects, ensuring required outcomes are delivered on, and manage CAPEX requests and administration
  • Manage transporter performance against logistics contracts for domestic markets through measurement against KPIs and management of freight rates
  • Set and manage the Outbound Logistics budget to ensure continuous productivity improvement and elimination of waste
  • Drive cost saving to optimise the cost of logistics through the TCOL system, without compromising agreed customer service standards
  • Develop, set, and implement standards for inventory management (Quality & Min / Max) & monitor compliance with agreed parameters, guided by SOPs
  • Align, manage & implementation of KPI standards & scorecards to measure & report on supply chain processes and efficiency
  • Manage and coordinate sharing of identified best practices, frameworks and minimum standards and provide additional opportunities for problem identification and knowledge sharing
  • Oversee effective talent and performance management within function
  • Promote and adhere to the Companys procedures, policies and guidelines, including, without limitation, those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC).

  • Minimum Commercial or Logistics Bachelors degree
  • 8-10 years+ management experience / exposure in Logistics / Warehousing / Supply Chain / Procurement within an Africa FMCG environment ESSENTIAL.
  • Commercial & financial acumen
  • Knowledge of relevant software (warehouse / logistics) management systems
  • Proactive and a results-focus
  • Ability to review, analyse and document business processes / information
  • Conceptual ability to develop models, standards & tools
  • Leadership; project management experience; negotiation and supplier performance management skills
  • Alignment to Company values
  • APPLY NOW, BY FORWARDING YOUR CV (indicating current remuneration) + copies of qualifications TO

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