Supply Chain Manager

Leading Food Company

Posted at : June 20, 2019

Years of Experience :
10 years
Career Level :
Job Status :
Full time
Salary Range :
not mentioned
Vacancies :
not mentioned
Job Type :
Location :
Education level :
bachelor's degree
Gender :
Industry :

     - Food/Beverages

Job role :

     - Logistics/Supply Chain

Speciality :

     - Business/Management/accounting

     - Economics/Social studies

Job Description :


Supply Chain manager main job is to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations


Core purpose of the Job:  (Short description)

Supply Chain Manager is responsible for directing or coordinating production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.

Context :

•Managing all phases of Supply Chain operations.

Key Performance Areas: Core, essential responsibilities/outputs of the position (KPA's)


Key Tasks: Indicates those KPA’s that are essential to the position itself. These are normally specific to the incumbent, the job, and the function. Excludes role and leadership/management. 


  1)Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws.

2) Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.

3) Diagram supply chain models to help facilitate discussions with customers.

4) Develop material costs forecasts or standard cost lists.

5) Assess appropriate material handling equipment needs and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store materials.

6) Appraise vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements

7) Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders.

8) Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.

9) Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.

 10) Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.

11) Implement new or improved supply chain processes.

12) Collaborate with other departments, such as procurement, engineering, and quality assurance, to identify or qualify new suppliers.

13) Develop or implement procedures or systems to evaluate or select suppliers.

14) Analyze information about supplier performance or procurement program success.

15) Design or implement supply chains that support environmental policies.

16) Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows.

17) Design or implement plant warehousing strategies for production materials or finished products.

18) Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure the availability of materials or products.

19) Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.

20) Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.

21) Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow.

22) Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, or receiving.

23) Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.

24) Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.

25) Conduct or oversee the conduct of life cycle analyses to determine the environmental impacts of products, processes, or systems.

26) Design, implement, or oversee product take back or reverse logistics programs to ensure products are recycled, reused, or responsibly disposed.

27) Evaluate and select information or other technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or products distribution, storage, or inventory.

28) Identify opportunities to reuse or recycle materials to minimize consumption of new materials, minimize waste, or to convert wastes to by-products.

29) Investigate or review environmental performance records of current or potential storage and distribution service providers.

30) Locate or select non-toxic, or other environmentally friendly raw materials for manufacturing processes.

31) Provide monthly feedback/Reports to the General Manager.

32) Perform Ad-hoc duties assigned by management.

Supervisory / Leadership / Managerial Complexity: Refers to the responsibilities for directing, guiding, motivating and influencing others.

•Responsible to Direct staff in the development, analysis, and preparation of reports.

•Manage and motivate the team

•Share best practices with colleagues.

•Participate in the recruitment and formation of teams

•Ensure department co-ordination and oversee the Supply Chain work

•Define and follow the Supply Chain’s Key Performance Indicators 

•Carry out employee performance appraisals

Lateral Dimensions: 

These indicate the areas where the individuals could contribute uniquely in addition to the indicated duties, as well as how they could be affected by others or circumstances not necessarily under their control.

Creativities :(improvement/innovation inherent)  Indicates the potential for improvement and / or innovation inherent in a position 

•Work in SPSS file instead of Excel for advance analysis of data.

Vulnerabilities: Refers to the latent difficulties, or things that could potentially go wrong that affect a specific position

•Data clearing. 

•System Breakdown.

•Electricity cut off

•Raw materials shortage.

Collaboration: Refers to formal and informal relationships

Responsibility towards:  

Direct report to:  Factory General Manager

Matrix reports: Managing Director 

Key customers: All Department

Discretionary Space: The degree to which individuals are allowed to exercise independent thought and judgment.

Authorities: Financial and other decision making authorities

•As delegated authority.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum necessary, and not the ideal / preferred should be included.


•Bachelor Degree in Business Mgt.  ( MBA  is a plus)( MBA  is a plus)

•Proven Managerial experience, as a Supply Chain manager



•Minimum 10-12 years’ experience within the industrial field as Supply Chain. 


•Interacting and Communicating 

•Problem Solving and Decision Making 

•Managing Change and Innovation 

•Personal and Team Development 

•Client Focus and Teamwork

•Delivering Excellence 

•Leading and Inspiring 

Skills / physical competencies:

•Strong planning ability.

•Experience in team management

•Be adaptable and able to meet deadlines on assignments, juggle multiple demands and to work with all types of individuals up to and including the Managing Director. 

•Strong skills in negotiating, relationship building, problem solving, and timely problem escalation. 

•Excellent written and oral communication skills 

•Excellent time management and organizational skills 

•Detail oriented but able to quickly grasp the big picture 

Behavioral qualities:

•Professional manner


•Works well under pressure

•Highly developed investigative skills

•Ability to use own initiative

General working conditions: 

(e. g. shift work, driver’s license, specific tools, special clothing, environmental requirements, etc.)

•Able to work under pressure.

•Extended working hours.

•Able to travel if job requires.

•Able to do field work if job requires.

KPI’s/ Quality measurements

•Studies provided to requesting departments.

•Provide state of the art data analysis of high caliber to promote research quality in the company.  

•Provide clear well defined and comprehensive data   presentation and Reporting in a manner that is beneficiary to the company.

•Provide   useful achievable recommendations based on individual studies. 

•Monthly reporting to senior management.


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