Supply Chain Executive

BBBEE Position

Position purpose
The position exists to lead, develop and manage the Supply Chain team, ensuring the alignment of Supply Chain plans to the company strategy to achieve customer satisfaction and revenue targets.  This role is part of the Leadership Team and is considered a trusted strategic advisor.
Functional relationships (relating to others)
External Internal
·       Government organisations

·       Public

·       Consultants, contractors and legal professionals

·       Suppliers

·       Staff from other companies

·       Mayors, Ministers, Chief Executives and other VIPs

·       Shareholders

·       Staff from group companies

·       All employees

                                                                                    Key result areas
The position encompasses the following major functions or key result areas:

·       Supply Chain strategies

·       Supply Chain activities and strategic initiatives

·       Financial acumen

·       People

·       Transformation

·       Corporate contribution

The requirements in the above key result areas are broadly identified below:


Key accountabilities
Supply Chain strategies
·       Develop a viable strategy for Supply Chain activities to manage the delivery and achievement of

revenue targets through a business/operations model

·       Work closely with other managers to achieve planning priorities

·       Set and deliver a target-focused Supply Chain strategy by developing effective cost saving proposals

·       Develop business planning for the Supply Chain department

·       Develop a best practice customer service culture across Supply Chain

·       Develop new, and improve existing plans and procedures

·       Review business performance, identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to ensure savings in each


·       Review financial performance and affect fundamental change to improve it

·       Improve cost control and meet budget targets

·       Drive and empower management reports that will help promote and reinforce the various products and services

·       Develop beneficial contracts with service providers and Supply Chain

·       Liaise with all other managers to ensure projects and capital expenditure items are identified and completed

within budget

·       To partner with key stakeholders and manage Supply Chain expansion activities globally

Supply Chain activities and strategic initiatives
·       Lead the identification, development and implementation of all opportunities

·       Identify and create external opportunities and partnerships

·       Identify opportunities to save costs and ensure sustainability

·       Lead business improvements across the organisation including the identification and facilitation of process

improvement projects and working with managers to document and improve current business processes

·       Develop and utilise effective relationship skills with all current and potential business partners and enhance the relations with external stakeholders

·       Identify Supply Chain risks and formulate strategies to mitigate/eliminate risks

·       Develop, implement and maintain Supply Chain management processes and procedures

·       Establish a superior client service strategy and set of criteria, coaching and training for managers to understand and deliver to stakeholders’ expectations

Financial acumen

·       Develop revenue, salaries, capital expenditure and project budget

·       Set and drive business plans to deliver financial key performance indicators

·       Manage the overall financial results for logistics

·       Control the budget for Supply Chain and develop strategies consistent with, and aligned to, the budget to ensure costs are not exceeded

·       Ensure projects and capital expenditure items identified are undertaken and completed within budget and to agreed schedules

·       Manage and ensure salary costs for staff are within budget, whilst at the same time ensuring staff are adequately recognised, rewarded and remunerated

·       Achieve targets for the business area

·       Manage financial performance against the budget/operating plan and act appropriately upon trends and variances in a timely manner to ensure the effective and efficient achievement of all budget and plan objectives














·       Develop and lead an effective skilled workforce with an emphasis on customer service, team culture and team objectives and undertake regular communication to ensure information is delivered in a timely manner

·       Support the development of a greater focus on and understanding of Supply Chain considerations and imperatives amongst staff

·       Develop and train staff to ensure staff have and maintain appropriate skills

·       Develop a customer service culture through a customised training plan to ensure that all relevant policies and procedures are maintained and documented

·       Ensure that all employees working in the business are cognisant of the procedures which may be involved in their job

·       Work within the team to achieve shared goals and targets

·       Maintain communication within the team and positively contribute to a committed, capable and motivated team

·       Work with other managers and stakeholders to achieve the companies Strategic Plan

·       Drive and empower managers to deliver products and services on offer

·       Set operational and/or performance goals which are challenging, achievable and tied to long-term goals

·       Establish and monitor performance-reporting systems

·       Monitor performance against performance goals to ensure that progress is being made

·       Conduct regular meetings with staff to ensure that priorities are clear and coordination is good

·       Ensure activities comply with organisational requirements for quality management, legal stipulations and general duty of care

·       Provide leadership and counsel to managers to ensure their activities are consistent with companies commitment, mission, values and goals and their own long-term development and welfare

·       Ensure the day-to-day management of staff is undertaken and staff are fully conversant with the standard required

·       Ensure the individual development program is undertaken within the time frame set, and that employees’ professional and skills development needs are provided to Human Capital for training purposes

·       Ensure manages and employees are appropriately rewarded and recognised for their performance

·       Ensure the safety of employees is paramount and that Health, Safety and Environment systems and processes are followed to minimise risk


Corporate contribution
·       Communicate and promote the Supply Chain strategy, vision, mission and values

·       Participate and contribute to Leadership Team meetings

·       Work with the Leadership Team to achieve common goals for the benefit of the company

·       Understand, promote and take responsibility for compliance with relevant laws, regulations, codes and organisational standards

·       Contribute and share information with other Leadership Team members regularly

·       Maintain professional and effective working relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers

·       Identify opportunities for best practice and continuous improvement and communicate these effectively with the Leadership Team

Person specification
Qualifications and experience
·       Degree in Supply Chain/ Business / Engineering

·       MBA is advantageous

·       Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management role

·       Previous experience in an electronics or similar environment

·       Proven success in dealing with local and global supply chain planning, materials management, warehousing,

transportation, logistics, procurement, supplier & contract management, enterprise and supplier development.

·       Driver’s licence (code 8)

Key skills/attributes/position specific competencies
The following indicates what would typically be expected for this role at a competent level:
·       Knowledge of ISO standards and systems

·       Knowledge of SABS systems

·       Knowledge of electronic components

·       Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma

·       Knowledge of importing and exporting

·       Business and financial acumen

·       Computer literate

·       Negotiation and networking skills

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills – able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical’


·       Leadership/management skills

·       Report writing

·       Contract management

·       Analysis of reports

Core competencies
·       Strategic orientation

·       Customer impact

·       Marketing knowledge

·       Commercial orientation

·       Change leadership

·       Collaboration and influencing

·       People and organisational development

·       Team leadership

Other requirements
·       Working hours are 08h00 to 16h30

·       30-minute lunch break

·       Available to work overtime when required

·       Travel locally and abroad

·       Probation concludes after 6 months

·       Subscribes to ethical business practices and the requirements of the Employment Equity and Occupational Health

and Safety Acts

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