Supply Chain Manager (FMCG)

Job Purpose:

  • The Supply Chain Manager is expected to drive the customer service, innovation planning, quality, savings and simplification agenda in the organisation.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive improvement opportunities via cost-technology-product-material benefits
  • Drive Gross Margin improvement program
  • Lead key strategic regional Supply Chain End to End projects.
  • Dynamically manage capital information, allocation and Utopia process
  • Drive site manufacturing strategies for improvement
  • Support the growth agenda by having responsive & optimal supply networks
  • Enable tight dynamic capital deployment and Utopia thresholds
  • Enable regional SC studies and partner with S&O
  • Build skills in Africa immediate and extended teams on financial decision-making
  • Build RVS to optimal body
  • Enable accurate information gathering, analysis and present to support decision-making
  • Lead network studies for increased service, reduced cost and working capital
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of network trends and developments in areas of interest to the organisation by reading relevant academic research, learned publications and suppliers' information

Required Attributes

  • Excellent understanding of an integrated supply chain network.
  • Excellent understanding of financial drivers
  • Strong Customer Service orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team commitment
  • Excellent team-working and networking skills
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels of the organisation
  • Excellent understanding of technical areas
  • Managing and delivering service through strategic partners

Primary Areas of Accountability:

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Commerce or Engineering
  • A Financial Degree (CIMA) will be an advantage
  • Experience in FMCG Supply Chain at management level
  • Deep understanding of Africa cross border sourcing and trade-agreement opportunities
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen
  • Must have worked for a Multinational Company in the same capacity
  • Must possess a cross functional business process knowledge
  • Must have at least 5 years’ management level experience in Supply Chain
  • Demonstrated track record of working on complex problem solving, tight deadlines with quick turnaround times.
  • Must be member of a relevant professional body (CIPS/ ZIPS)

How to apply

If you meet the hiring requirements for this position, apply online or email your CV and application letter in MS Word direct to:

Application deadline
11 Sep
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