MultiChoice Recruits Supply Chain Manager

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3 Jul, 2014

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Logistics Jobs in South Africa

The Supply Chain Manager (SCM) leads the implementation of supply chain initiatives, including developing appropriate freight and product costing strategies, to ensure corporate objectives are fully met and effectively communicated to all stakeholders.
Additionally, the SCM is accountable for interacting and strengthening the supplier supply chain relationship. While accountable for the entire process, the SCM collaborates with other departments, as needed, to augment his/her own understanding.
Contributing teams include, but are not limited to, Outsourced Warehousing & Distribution Partners, Sales, Production Plants, Technology Suppliers, Accessory Vendors and Decoder Repair Operations.

The SCM helps to develop and implement the Distribution & Warehousing strategy to drive Multichoice’s’ business objectives, ensuring the product supply chain process is conducted optimally.
This role manages the Warehousing Operation, Distribution, Decoder packaging logistics, Billing, Reverse Logistics, Decoder Repair Operations, Pre- Screening Centre for all Multichoice’s hardware & accessory solutions, day-today, month/year-end financial processes and reconciliations, standard costing and financial provisions



Sales & Distribution, Marketing, Finance, Customer Care, BTD, Field Services


Management responsibilities & outputs for the role are divided into three main areas of focus:


Supply Chain Management:
Develop and manage internal and external relationships with assigned category of suppliers pursuing opportunities to add value through the Multichoice Support Services (Pty)Ltd distribution network.
Develop and administer the integration strategy for each supplier, reflecting consensus of all vested parties, while optimizing the value of the supply chain.
Schedule and direct necessary supplier planning and negotiation sessions.
Providing timely and effective updates to all stakeholders, informing progress, change, or issue resolution affecting their business areas.
Lead follow-up meetings and direct needed supplier communication. Establish or advice on supply chain processes that enable the business to efficiently achieve its sales forecast per supplier.
Manage reverse logistics process with regards to dealer returns of both new and refurbished stock, whilst minimizing the returns ratio.
Manage the outsourced warehousing and distribution relationship to ensure that efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery per the SLA is maintained, monitored and reported on.
Review schedule exceptions and create mitigation plans.
Enhance/establish supply chain operational reporting and KPI monitoring.


Financial Management:
Oversee the timely issuing of all supplier purchase orders, in order to meet the supply chain imperatives of the role.
Management contractual payment obligations per supplier per the financial requirements of the company. Manage monthly / half year-end and year-end stock take process and financial reporting requirements.
Advise and manage obsolete stock items.
Calculate standard costing, on at least a quarterly basis, for all stock items.


Repair Operation
Manage Pre-Inspection area for dealer returns [OBF].
Implement initiatives to minimize and manage Non Faulty/ Incomplete Dealer Returns.
Manage all aspects of Decoder Refurbishment operation and support annual contract negotiations with Repair Vendors.
Support and develop long term strategy with regards to ensuring an optimal repair operation & proactive decoder lifecycle management policy.


Education & Experience

Matric is compulsory
Bachelor’s Degree required (Supply Chain, Industrial Distribution or Procurement preferred) with Min 6 years Supply Chain experience.
8 years of relevant supply chain experience will be considered in lieu of degree.]
MBA an advantage.
Skills: SAP FI, SD and SRM


How to Apply

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Close Date: 2014/07/11

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