Snr Supply Chain Lead At Automobile Company

OVERVIEW

At Garage we care about making driving safe and affordable across Africa. We believe no one
should ever have to drive an unsafe car because they can’t afford maintenance or find the right
maintenance partner. So every waking hour we obsess about reducing the cost of car ownership
for car owners in Africa. We achieve this by working with global parts distributors, mechanic
shops, insurance companies and fleet owners and by building innovative software solutions to
reduce the cost of parts and help customers find the right maintenance partner.
As a Supply Chain Lead, you will be responsible for developing and managing an optimized
supply base for auto parts that will meet current and future requirements, direct demand
planning, supply planning, distribution, and logistics as well as sourcing/ purchasing activities
and initiatives. Successful candidates in this role will have strong experience managing or
working in the supply chain department of a successful startup or large company that is engaged
in importing of goods and inventory management.. This role requires you to be based in the
greater Accra region.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Lead the development and execution of end-to-end Supply Chain Operations, Sourcing
    strategies to leverage relationships with suppliers.
  • Develop and implement world-class supply chain management processes, procedures,
    techniques, and negotiation tactics and strategies.
  • Monitor key trends, market factors, cost drivers, and strategic importance of targeted
    products in order to implement appropriate Supply Chain strategies.
  • Collaborate with operations, business development and sales to provide leadership and
    strategic direction as it relates to supplier selection, qualification, negotiations,
    contracting commercialization, and life cycle management in line with global Garage
    strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Manage relevant Supply Chain KPIs including backorders, out of stock (OOS), potential
    out of stocks (POOS), inventory, and reject levels.
  • Partner with engineering, product and operations to develop best in class tools for
    accurate and data-based supply/demand forecasting, to enable capacity planning,
    inventory target setting, and performance reporting.
  •  Identify and evaluate operational risks such as supply, quality (including part
    authenticity), safety, environment, security, and regulatory compliance.
  • Analyze and maintain inventory balance between procurement and warehouse
    distribution.
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the sourcing process by leveraging
    internal and external tools.
  • Build and maintain relationships with all third-party logistics providers, distributors, and
    manufacturers to ensure all procurement and fulfillment are met with no disruptions
  • Develop warehousing strategy for garage and lead sourcing and procurement of
    warehousing space
  • Measure and continuously seek to improve supply chain performance e.g. inventory
    turns, fill rates, order completeness (KPI and targets).
  • Monitor the performance of service providers of warehousing and distribution against
    agreed KPIs and standards. Resolve operational issues and formulate sustainable
    solutions for implementation.
  • Validate the services and activities related to warehouse operations and distribution both
    long haul and last mile.
  • Complete other duties as requested by leadership

QUALIFICATIONS (Basic):

  • 4+ years supply chain experience ideally within the retail and automotive sector is
    preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field.
  • Experience in auto parts supply chain systems, stakeholders, and networks in Africa.
  • Knowledge in SAP or in relevant ERP systems is required.
  •  Solid experience in Demand & Supply Planning, S&OP facilitation, and S&OP
    implementation, ideally from the automotive industry.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to interpret data and develop reports.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills to influence stakeholders at all different
    levels.
  • Experience in SAP/ ERP/ESp/APO/ECC systems
  • Strong business acumen
  • Street smart and resourceful
  • Superior problem solving skills
  • Excellent communicator (verbal, text, email

Preferred qualifications

  • Master degree in Business, supply chain management
  • Experience working in operations at a startup

Compensation:

We provide very competitive compensation for the best candidates and also
offer generous performance based incentives for the highest performers

Other Benefits

  • Stipend for transportation
  • Stipend for Whatsapp data
  • Clothing allowance for Garage based uniform
  • Phone
  • Team dinners
  • SSNIT contribution
  • Others
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