Supply Chain Manager, Southern Africa

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Completed

Position:

Nature of Business:

Supply Chain Manager, southern Africa

Providing high quality medical care and consulting services to multi-national companies (critical logistical services) into southern Africa

Based in Johannesburg but regional travel required

Company Background:

Multinational company providing high quality medical care and consulting services to multi-national companies (critical logistical services) into southern Africa to support the energy, mining and infrastructure segment.

 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Medical Services Centre, the Supply Chain Manager will assume responsibility and authority for the management of the Supply Chain department of the South African Region.

 

Key areas of activity:

  • Source, evaluate and select suppliers; monitor supplier performance and correct deviations; and manage supplier relationships
  • Lead the team of procurement and logistic officers
  • Supervise inspections, custom clearance and deliveries
  • Control the quality of products and the service delivered
  • Continuously improve supply chain procedures and performance indicators and provide senior and finance management with regular reports

Key Attributes Required:

  • Tertiary qualification in supply chain, procurement or logistics with related professional experience
  • Fluency in English. Ability to converse in Portuguese or French will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of international trade terms and international multimodal transportation (including inspections and custom clearance in the Southern African region)
  • Experience in supplier evaluation (technical, social SA8000 and environmental audits)
  • Knowledge of exchange rate risk covering
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision across international boundaries
  • High level of computer literacy (in Microsoft Office software)
  • Conceptual and process thinking, decision making, attention to detail and ability to evaluate options
  • Frequent travel in the Southern African region