Sobetra International Company Supply Chain Planning Manager Jobs in Kenya

Sobetra International Company Supply Chain Planning Manager Jobs in Kenya


  • This position is responsible for managing the processes and personnel engaged in daily and weekly Supply Chain planning activities at our various Sites. This individual will support and develop Supply chain planning and scheduling tactics within the group and ensure all team goals are met while developing talent. The leadership will support initiatives across the site and the corporation.

    Major Responsibilities

  • Translates short term demand forecasts into by month by week material supply and schedule requirements. Ensures that MPS schedules match with plant capabilities. Tracks relevant KPIs and develops countermeasures to close gaps.

  • Aggregates monthly schedule and requirements into annual production plan with periodic monitoring and analysis. Identifies issues as they arise with regards to their impact to the overall business.

  • Proactively engages Procurement in attaining materials in a timely manner on emerging demand changes and special requests or projects. Leads the identification of issues related to supply to meet the scheduled requirements.

  • Re-designs / improve the planning organization and develop the necessary talent to deliver long-term results. Recruits and trains new hires as appropriate on SC Planning practices and SOPs.

  • Identifies and documents all assumptions for the monthly S&OP Supply Review and leads the identification of issues related to changes in the manufacturing operating plan. Continually evaluates methods to reduce or eliminate supply constraints to the S&OP Unconstrained Demand Forecast.

  • Involved in new product launch meetings to ensure delivery and customer service excellence to meet monthly and quarterly volume plans.

  • Is partially accountable for obsolete performance ($ and inventory), run-out plans, and product allocation management

    Qualifications

  • Very strong leadership skills including team facilitation, training, and motivation.

  • Very strong analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, proven leadership record, sound decision making skills, and have the aptitude to work independently to set and meet key deliverables and objectives.

  • Knowledge of operational excellence and continuous improvement principles as applied to supply chain and manufacturing operations principles.

  • Strong influencing skills

  • Strong knowledge of operational and financial analysis

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Experience with ERP required.
    construction and manufacturing is highly recommended but not required

  • Perform all duties in a manner which exceeds all ethical standards for the profession

    Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree Quantity Survey, Engineering or related field.

  • CIPS certification and/or active participation in a related professional organization is a plus.

  • 10 years of previous experience in Supply Chain Planning preferred with minimum of 3-5 years’ construction industry experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Strong computer skills including MS Office products and ERP Systems
    (i.e. SAP, ZOHO, SAGE PASTEL, etc.)

  • Solid interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, positively influence and train direct reports, peers and others across the organization.

  • Experience with Electronic Data Interchange.

  • Strong professional communication skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Capability to multi-task in a fast-paced production environment.

    Working Conditions

  • Travel required at 15-20%

  • Develop accurate demand forecasts of all line items for their accountable segment of the business by using a combination of statistical forecasting integrated with insights gained via partnering with Tendering, Marketing, Site Operations and Finance departments. Ensure consistent integration into the forecast of customer insights, base business trends, merchandising promotional plans, new item volumes, plan-o-gram changes and seasonal volume with the goal of reducing working capital and minimizing forecast error.

  • Manage the existing supply chain/production planning team.

  • Review orders shipping to the project sites (turn, seasonal, and/or promotional) to maximize performance against internal and customer-driven goals.

  • Analyze, maintain, and modify key item-level system replenishment settings such as minimum ship quantities, shipment increments, minimum production quantities, and maintain SKU PAR levels.

  • Develop/maintain statistical safety stock strategy.

  • Manage new items. Manage customer specific systems and tools integration with the forecasting system.

  • Work to reduce chargebacks, Age of Stock, and improve customer scorecard results.

  • Serve as the internal Supply Chain Interface. Individual will provide Tendering and Operations teams with timely analysis, guidance, and decision-making to ensure that the supply chain is in the best position to execute the demand plan generated from the total operational forecast. This includes generating and publishing to key stakeholders, monthly and weekly demand forecasts, including clear identification of assumptions highlighting significant changes since release of previous report.

  • Proactively develop others within the planning organization through the sharing of best demonstrated processes and knowledge transference.

  • Provide cross functional leadership across departments to solve for demand related issues caused by forecast error, demand constraints, unplanned promotional opportunities, etc.

  • Responsible for implementing methods, approaches, and solutions to maximize warehouse efficiency and use.

  • Perform other tasks that may be assigned by Leadership.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Sobetra International Company Supply Chain Planning Manager Jobs in Kenya


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