Supply Chain Manager

Job Listing No: 9740000

Supply Chain Manager

Job Summary

The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for the entire supply chain operations, including selecting vendors and maintaining the vendor relationships, controlling costs, stability, reliability and efficiency of the supply chain operations (upper and down downstream processing cycles), controlling and managing inventory and supervising the logistics and shipping activities. This role is also contributing to achieving high customer satisfaction and together with management ensures the team is working within the parameters of ethical and transparent processing policies.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Design and develop the purchasing strategy, including hedging for raw materials, 2nd source development, vendor KPIs and end to end cost analysis, ensuring materials being received in a timely, cost effective and as per the company’s quality requirements. Create, maintain and control the Supply Chain budget.
  2. Identify and develop key suppliers and vendors. Monitor macro and cost trends in supplier and contract base to create a wide network to support the organization’s material needs and to mitigate the risk of limited vendors and suppliers. Qualify new key vendors and suppliers by sending them raw material samples. Maintain the raw material sample register in SAP. Obtain feedback from the R&D and Quality teams about the products provided by the key vendors and suppliers. Negotiate and formulate contractual terms with key suppliers and vendors, always looking at the best interest for the company. Select new and maintain existing key vendors and suppliers keeping in mind the objectives to reduce the process, product waste and running cost for raw material/packing items considering TCO.
  3. Establish key performance indicators (KPI) for new and existing key suppliers. Assess and evaluate key suppliers by inviting or visiting their sites, gathering information such as quality, price, delivery timing and performance (for existing key vendors and suppliers) and conducting initial and periodic audits.
  4. Monitor the performance of each vendor and supplier and prepare monthly report, outlining major non-conformance and take corrective actions.
  5. Review all contractual terms and agreements for major key vendors and suppliers as those prepared by the team ensuring the company interests are protected and followed, working with Legal, as and when required.
  6. Initiate the tendering process and request RFQ, RFP, RFI, etc. Review and analyze the bids obtained, negotiate and select the vendor or supplier providing the best terms and conditions for the company while creating long-term partnerships.
  7. Order issuance and acknowledgement, issue forwarder nomination, coordinate the shipment together with the Dispatch team, verifying receipt of material.
  8. Approve the PO (purchase order) in SAP on a daily basis in accordance with the company’s policy. Order materials and services as negotiated and approved. Maintain accurate records of original POs when handing over to the Finance team and ensure accurate and timely payment of approved invoices.
  9. Establish and maintain the vendor and supplier relationships, communicating regularly with vendors and suppliers. and suggesting improvement for their future supplies.
  10. Prepare reports (e.g. budgeting and local/import procurement payment plan) by collecting, analyzing and summarizing performance and requirements information.
  11. Carry out internal audits at the stores and warehouse. Prepare all audit related documentation and attend both external and internal audit. Follow up on any corrective and preventive audit findings as required.
  12. Initiate the tendering process and request RFQ, RFP, RFI, etc. Review and analyze the bids obtained, negotiate and select the vendor or supplier providing the best terms and conditions for the company while creating long-term partnerships.
  13. Establish and maintain good business relationship with internal stakeholders by holding meetings with Sales and Production to assess the demand and prepare forecasts of required materials.
  14. Manage, control and analyze the inventory, ensuring current and future demands plus any buffer stocks are met as per the sales and production schedules, keeping the total cost of inventory as low as possible. Supervise the receipt of goods as per the ordered specifications (e.g. quality, quantity, expiry dates, contracted prices and agreed invoicing conditions). Review any defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users and vendors/suppliers. Identify root cause and take corrective and preventative action.
  15. Create and analyze data for margin, waste and yield. Identify any gaps by working with the relevant In-Charge.
  16. Working with the Shipping team and the shipping agents to select the best routing, following a cost optimization analysis. Apply incoterms to all shipments.
  17. Team Management:
    a) Manage the team to successfully achieve their job responsibilities.
    b)Conduct professional interviews and participate in the final selection of the best-fit talents to fill in vacant positions within the department
    c)Work on the continuous learning, development and improvement of the team capabilities within their functional jobs to leverage the necessary skill levels to effectively deliver work accountabilities.
    d) Set goals for the team and provide the required guidance and hand-in-hand support.
    Ensure the team’s engagement and motivation to enable the successful achievement of goals in a positively challenging work environment.
  18.  Administration:
    a) Manage the operations of the assigned area to ensure timely delivery of committed accountabilities.
    b) Manage the performance process of the team. Provide timely and constructive feedback, identify areas of development and work with the team to improve their individual and collective performance.

Job Details

Posted Date: 2019-01-02
Job Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Job Role: Purchasing and Procurement
Company Industry: Manufacturing and Production; Manufacturing
Monthly Salary: US $8,000

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Management
Gender: Male
Nationality: United Arab Emirates; Bahrain; Djibouti; Algeria; Egypt; Iraq; Jordan; Comoros; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Morocco; Mauritania; Oman; Palestine; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; Somalia; Syria; Tunisia; Yemen

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