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Summary

Title: Supply Chain Manager

Department: Supply Chain

Reporting to: Operations Manager

Interface with: All departments

Job Purpose:

Responsible for overseeing and managing company's end to end Supply Chain function to maximize process efficiency while improving and sustaining company OTIF.

 

Description

Primary Responsibilities:

Production Planning;

  • Evaluate current production processes and recommend improvements where necessary to Production planning team.
  • Oversee production planning and management activities within the organization.
  • Develop production plan, budget and timelines according to production specifications.
  • Optimize operational resources while executing cost reductions and inventory controls.
  • Assist in new product development and enhancements.
  • Determine equipment, materials and manpower required to complete production.
  • Closely work with production team to monitor production and its related costs

 Warehouse Management;

  • Overall Management of Warehouse Operations, including Stocks Management, both Raw Material, Consumable and Finished Goods Stores
  • Planning and maintaining optimum inventory levels to reduce capital deployed.
  • Execute demand flow verification processes, engage in short- and long-term planning and conduct inventory analysis for warehouse utilization and manufacturing coordination.
  • Effective team and cost management.

 Procurement and Logistics;

  • Oversee and supervise all Procurement activities.
  • Forecast demand to ensure availability of raw materials and consumables at all times.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors and freight forwarders
  • Develop material costs forecasts
  • Maintain key working relationships for raw materials, supplies and capital equipment.
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks; perform cost and scenario analysis; identify cost saving opportunities.
  • Continuously track material movement with freight forwarders to ensure that sourcing lead time is well controlled.

Dispatch;

  • Management of Dispatch third party logistics service provider
  • Maintaining the OTIF at 90% + at all times
  • Supervise invoicing activities to ensure no losses at the point of sale.
  • Optimization of Truck TAT for all deliveries happening within the premises.
  • Monitor overall fuel consumption by implementing such measures that will adequately control fuel consumption for both fleet and other company auxiliary.

 

People Management

  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements.
  • Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports.
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required.
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and roll out through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behavior expected of them.
  • Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within area of accountability Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels.
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems.
  • Review, implement and update company records e.g. training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments.
  • Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware

 

Self-Management

  • Support, comply and ensure complicity with Health & Safety regulations, the Company Handbook, Quality and Environmental standards, and all other Company policies and procedures.
  • Support encourage and develop team and take ownership for team cohesion
  • Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
  • Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions
  • Embraces personal challenge.
  • Confident, rounded thinking
  • Is resilient, optimistic and open to change
  • Has an Adult: Adult, collaborative approach to others
  • A self-starter, motivated and able to positively motivate others
  • Focused and target driven with a positive, can-do attitude

Records to Maintain

  • Custodian of all employee files
  • HR Policies and Procedures
  • All company Job Descriptions
  • All company Key Performance Indicators
  • All HR Forms
  • Master HR Report with all employee details
  • Health and Safety Records
  • Any other relevant records/ reports as guided by management from time to time.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree

  • A bachelor’s degree in either Purchasing & Supplies, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Mechanical Engineering or any other equivalent.
  • Registered member of CPSPK
  • KCSE Mean Grade B+ and above

More Details on Experience

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in a Supply Chain Management role.
  • Previous work experience in Manufacturing and preferably Welding, Fabrication or Furniture Industry is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of ISO, KAIZEN and 6 Sigma is equally an added advantage.
  • Computer Knowledge is a requirement

More Details on Skills

  • Excellent leadership and man management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of cross-functional team members
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
  • Competent in problem solving, team building, planning and decision making
  • Commercially aware

Terms And Conditions

  • The candidate should be local (Kenyan)
  • Must have a very strong end to end Supply Chain understanding,
  • KCSE Score should be strictly B+ and above
  • All applications should be submitted by 5th November 2021