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Job Brief

To lead the Supply Chain function of the group and be a key member of Senior Team making strategies to bring operational excellence and result in the area of Supply Chain function.  Creating and executing of strategies in the area of Supplier / Vendor Management, Warehousing / Logistics and Capacity Planning.

Roles & Responsibilities

Supply Chain Strategies – Design and implement Supply Chain strategies to improve the following:

a. Capacity Planning

Liaise closely with Regional Supply Chain Manager, Product line Managers, Sales, CS, and GPD teams to understand the market trends, vendor requirements, in-house capacities, in-house potential capacities, Inter-company available capacities, and Out-source supplier capacities

b. Demand Planning, Procurement, Inventory& Purchasing Planning

Initiate and conduct the S&OP process to understand the customer demand and reflect the demand in terms of raw materials, semi-finished and finished goods form to plan the net inventory. Based on the customer pull, plan the purchasing, inventory, and logistics, optimizing the ordering cost, stock holding cost, and the transport cost

Drive the inventory controlling function to make sure the inventories of raw materials, semi-finished goods, finished goods, and consumables are maintained at optimum levels while minimizing possible provisions and assuring 100% material availability

c. Achieve department KPIs

Make sure the set annual targets of the department such as inventory turns, DPOs, Procurement savings, minimize delivery cost, and warehouse reliability are exceeded

d. Optimize the service level of the warehouse

  1. Make sure the warehouse follows set KPIs such as raising GRNs within 24 hrs after quality approval, keep up to date records of all materials in the warehouse, proper record keeping of all materials received and issued ( need to follow first in first out)and housekeeping per the 5S standard. Also, recommended safety standards to be followed strictly by all warehouse employees in all activities within warehouse premises
  2. Work closely with the product-line managers and make sure the information related to material required for production planning is provided on time
  3. Overlook the operations of the entire Dispatch section and arrange deliveries to make sure the promised dates to the customers are met while the reliability and flexibility are maintained. The deliveries to be arranged to maximize customer satisfaction while optimizing the transport cost
  4. Develop the Sales & Operations Planning Process (S&OP) to be the platform of making a strong link to flow information of the market behavior to align the Supply Chain Operations capabilities to service the customers with the maximum flexibility
  5. Identify and lead improvement projects using effective tools such as lean tools to drive operational excellence in the Supply Chain organization

Pre Requisites

  1. A degree in the relevant field from a recognized university in Sri Lanka, MBA would be an added advantage
  2. 5 years of working experience in managing the Supply Chain organization of the manufacturing industry at Managerial Level

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