Scope of a Supply Chain Manager
is responsible for all aspects of procurement functions
including source selection, material planning and logistics,
supplier relationship management administration, and purchase
order processing/tracking for production materials and indirect
supplies, services and equipment purchasing.
supplies, services and equipment purchases are to be executed
efficiently for the best total cost management, which includes
supplier delivery performance, quality, cost, and service.
position is further responsible for the development of
continually improving procurement strategies in cooperation with
the management team and peers of the successful candidate.
The Scope of a Supply Chain Manager can be guaged from
the hiring and salary trends, across the world, that
is witnessing a healthy rise for a Supply Chain Manager compared
to an MBA from any other discipline. Courses in SCM are more
searched on the net than many traditional discipline searches.
Requirements for a Supply Chain Manager
a. Essential Job Functions :
* Secures and analyzes competitive quotations, negotiates
prices and terms, and recommends suppliers with respect to
cost, quality, and delivery performance competitiveness.
All sourcing decisions will consider suppliers' service
and abilities to further the companies' strategic
* Coordinates and analyzes material forecasts for
efficient and timely replenishment while managing :
consistent flow of material receipts
inventory total value
*Initiates and administers
purchase orders, blanket
purchase orders and amendments for products, materials,
supplies, equipment and services.
*Coordinates acquisition of samples to support source
selection activities and /or provide for first article
inspections. Provide close coordination with production,
fulfillment, and other requesting peers/departments to
assure timely execution and delivery of required
* Works closely with peers and management to implement and
continually improve procurement strategies and processes.
* Studies market prices and trends, engineering
developments, and manufacturing /fulfillment method
improvements and advises company activities with the
concurrence of Director, Procurement and Contracts.
Performs competitive analysis to determine best industry
practices for competitive advantage.
* Interviews and communicates with
current and prospective suppliers to determine the following
* Tracks and reports suppliers'
and the department's
performance against established metrics. Performs root
cause analysis in cooperation with peer departments and
management to correct problems and/or improve performance
against all measurements.
* Performs other related duties as required/assigned.
Required Skills / Experience :
* Personal computer skills are required. Experience in
MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is strongly
* In depth knowledge and purchasing and accounting
processes and practices is required.
* Must have excellent verbal and written communication
skills. Leadership: a .
ability to lead people and get results through others.
c. Educational Requirements:
* Bachelors degree in business administration with two
(2) years of progressively responsible purchasing and
materials control experience or an equivalent combination of
education and experience