Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Head of Supply Chain

Our client is a leading producer and distributor of fast moving perishable products.

The Company seeks to recruit a self driven individual to fill this role in a large, well established manufacturing firm.

Purpose of the Job

The holder will be responsible for overall management of the Company’s Supply Chain function which includes inventory and logistics strategy and other performance metrics with a view to attaining seamless warehousing and distribution of the Company’s products on a day-to-day basis.

This is a senior management position that has substantial line management supervisory responsibility and is charged with leading a team of over 150, managing multiple warehouses in diverse locations and a pool of over 100 vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities

The holder will be expected to:
  • Have overall responsibility for tactical Planning, including developing inventory and logistics strategies with a view to ensure that the Company’s warehousing and distribution systems are well managed and are adequate for existing requirements.
  • Develop high level operational plans, including acquisition of warehouse space, forecasting and replenishment strategies and deal with slow moving and obsolete inventory.
  • Monitor daily activities to ensure that any operational challenges and bottlenecks are resolved
  • Regularly review staffing and distribution issues with a view to attaining optimal staff numbers in the unit and distribution and warehousing capacity for the Company
  • Have oversight over the distribution of products to depots and satellite warehouses
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the management of logistics to ensure that transport of the company’s products is not affected by vehicle breakdowns, and that goods arrive at the destination in the best condition and in good time.
  • Develop operational policies that will ensure all staff adhere to specific operational procedures.
  • Ensure optimal use of company fleet in terms of costs, utilization, maintenance and allocation.
  • Ensure efficient and cost effective maintenance and repair of motor vehicles.
  • Advice management on appropriate number of vehicles required at all time.
  • Have overall responsibility for general transport administration.
  • Monitor performance, conduct annual performance evaluation of team members and recommend appropriate action such as compensation, promotions, counseling and termination.
Person Profile

a) Skills/Abilities
  • Have a high level analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in view of time constraints
  • Capacity to delegate but retain overall oversight of various functions in the unit
b) Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or related field
  • At least 10 years experience in managing logistics and inventory in a large manufacturing setup
  • Have good knowledge of Accounting
  • Experience in managing a multi-warehouse national distribution network.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication.
  • High level proficiency in the use of MS Office suite
Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their applications on e-mail, together with the latest copy of CV, telephone number and details of their current remuneration to: on or before Friday 3rd February 2012.

Do not attach any scanned documents please


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