Group Head, Supply Chain at Adexen Recruitment Agency

Adexen Recruitment Agency - Our client, a key player in Transportation and Logistics industry, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below: Job Title: Group Head, Supply ChainJob Reference: 1458Location: LagosIndustry: Logistics & TransportFunction: HSE & SecurityJob DescriptionLead overall supply chain strategy and execution, including vendor selection, procurement, forecasting, production planning, delivery and warehouse management.Examine existing procedures and streamline activities to meet product distribution, storage, inventory and customer needs.Identify process improvement opportunities and implement alternate methods to increase efficiencies, product and process quality, reduce costs and improve overall service.ResponsibilitiesInventory Management:Develop systems and train team members to use those systems to forecast demand and track all materials to include finished goods, packaging materials, and raw materials.Develop target inventory levels for all materials and ensure that on hand quantities are within the company’s target levels relative to forecasted demand.Evaluate the accuracy of past forecasts showing increase in accuracy of forecasts over time, and reduction in inventory levels relative to production volumes.Analyze sales, inventory, and production trends to identify and implement actions that will increase order fill-rates, reduce on-hand inventory levels, reduce product age, and reduce wasted product or labor.Receive inventory accurately and in a timely manner, verify product quality using appropriate technology, and maintain necessary records.Maintain the quality of inventory by using proper storage equipment and procedures and first-in-first-out procedures.Ensure the completion of accurate and timely inventory counts.Communicate with team members and internal and external clients regarding material delivery and distribution and accuracy of inventory records.Procurement:Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, provide performance feedback and discuss production forecasts or changesDevelop, select and qualify suppliers. Manage bids, negotiate contracts with suppliers and manage contracts for product delivery.Maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements and ethical standards related to procurement.Lead negotiation efforts for major contracts.Planning:Participate in existing and new product planning processes to assure timely acquisition of materials to support product launches.Works effectively across the organization to ensure successful execution of supply chain support on many integrated effortsDevelop and manage materials planning function for goods and materials needed for company operations.Create item specific forecasts over a rolling time horizon to be used for ordering and inventory management purposes.Create integrated processes among operations, purchase, logistics, and outside suppliers to execute the planning and replenishment process.Identify systems tools needed to implement planning/forecasting systems while leading reengineering efforts as it relates to supply chain planning and execution systems.Manage and supervise staff tasked with creating material requirement plans and/or forecasts.Establish key performance metrics and benchmarks relating to supply chain planning/forecasting.Performs life cycle cost studies.Defines integrated logistics support requirements.Prepares estimates, schedules and support system inputs.Supply Management:Coordinate development of solutions to complex logistics support problems with other product support functions, customers and suppliers.Develop and implement supplier contracts, problem resolution and cost containment.Develop strategies, policies, procedures, and overall team to optimize value of the entire function in creating a world class materials management group. 

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