Supply Chain Manager

March 29, 2022
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The Role

The purpose of the role is:

  • Improve supply chain performance in-line with the business strategic objectives by increasing productivity and reducing costs while focusing on efficiency and upskilling of resources.
  • Ensure the company secures the supply of goods and services essential to the company’s operations, through strategising the most cost-effective transactions, agreements and planning between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Foster effective co-ordination between structures reporting into the Supply chain manager as well as other neighbouring departments.

Qualification Requirements

Candidate is required to have completed a relevant Tertiary Qualification at NQF level 5 minimum.

Role Specific Competencies

  • Demand Planning & Forecasting
  • Procurement & Supply
  • Distribution Planning and Management
  • Inventory Control
  • English Language communication
  • Financial Management Principles
  • Managing People
  • Manufacturing Control
  • Problem solving & analytics
  • Safety Management
  • Project Management Principles
  • Weights & Measures

Interpersonal Competencies

  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Customer Service & relationships
  • Dependability & Reliability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Willingness to transfer knowledge

Computer Competencies

  • Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word
  • Syspro MRP

Duties and Responsibilities

Procurement Management

  • Conducting research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality.
  • Identifying potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers, building and maintaining good relationships with them.
  • Being able to understand and scrutinise technical products and suitability to purpose.
  • Liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers to ensure specifications and quality standards are clarified and adhered to.
  • Negotiating and agreeing contracts to secure the most advantageous terms.

Resource Management

  • Labour Crewing
    • Efficiently coordinate the activities of personnel within the Supply chain manager’s structures to ensure that all activities are clearly defined and performance standards are met.
  • Facility Utilisation
    • Design and maintain the storage facility in a manner that ensures security of the items stored therein.
    • Monitor forecasting levels of demand to meet business needs and maintain stock levels.

Distribution Management

  • Manage Aeroton and Rustenburg Distribution Centres.
  • Manage daily distribution planning.
  • Manage airfreight and sea freight export functions.
  • Manage import and/or cross-trade functions.
  • Optimal use of delivery structures – planning, routing, vehicles.
  • Reduce overall delivery costs per unit sold.
  • Review, recommend & implement the use of best practice distribution technologies & practices.

Safety Management

  • Risk Assessments
    • Generate RAs for all processes within span of control.
    • Implementation of RA controls.
  • Incident Investigations
    • Implementation of corrective and preventative actions
  • Systems Adherence
    • Maintain DIFR.
  • Housekeeping
    • Adhere to audit standard.

Quality Management

  • Continuous Improvement
    • Continually investigate and interrogate current practices and processes.
  • Systems Adherence
    • Implementation of corrective and preventative actions.

Human Resource Management

  • Training and Development
    • Compile and Monitor DPs for staff.
    • Review WIs & SW’s and ensure training is implemented.
    • Identify and mentor talent potential.
  • Human Resource Management
    • Labour Relations
    • Attendance
    • Overtime


  • Cost control
    • Maintain and manage costs.

Demonstrate leadership and commitment to the company’s core values

  • Maintain healthy and productive working relationships with all departments (and individuals within the departments) across the organisation.
  • Maintain professional and productive relationships with customers, contractors and suppliers.