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Head of Supply (Procurement) Services (EXPATRIATE POSITION) Manufacturing plant

Our Client is a conglomerate consisting of pharmaceutical,  manufacturing plants situated in Nigeria, with branches all over the country. This role is responsible for overseeing and managing company's overall supply chain and logistics strategy and operations in order to maximize the process efficiency and productivity. In addition, they play a crucial role in developing and maintaining good relationships with vendors and distributors. This involves working directly with the company’s supply and distributor partners to improve and expand the company’s existing supply operations

Responsibilities

JOB description

  • Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
  • Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.
  • create  supply models to help facilitate discussions with customers
  •  Develop material costs forecasts or standard cost lists.
  • Assess appropriate material handling equipment needs and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store materials.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders.
  •  Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Develop or implement procedures or systems to evaluate or select suppliers.
  •  Analyze information about supplier performance or procurement program success.
  •  Document physical supply   processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows.
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
  • Conduct or oversee the conduct of life cycle analyses to determine the environmental impacts of products, processes, or systems.
  •  Design, implement, or oversee product take back or reverse logistics programs to ensure products are recycled, reused, or responsibly disposed.
  •  Evaluate and select information or other technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or products distribution, storage, or inventory.

 

 

Competency/Skill/Requirements

 

  • Not more than 7 to 10 years experience in a similar role (supply operations, supply chain or procurement)
  • Hands on experience with supply chain management software (such as SAP MM, AP Modules, SAP Plant Maintenance, etc.)
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • BA in Supply Chain Management, Finance, or similar relevant field
  • Knowledge of demand planning and relevant software is an advantage.
  • Experienced with other software packages including Microsoft Office.
  • Understanding of core supply management process.
  • Excellent mentoring, coaching and people management skills
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills