Supply Chain Planner at Summit Recruitment and search

Application Ends: April 12, 2023
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Job Description

Key Requirements: 

  • Establishing best practice processes for managing the appropriate inventory levels of raw material, purchases, manufactured components and finished goods through to customer delivery.
  • Development of robust customer service metrics such as On Time To Request (OTTR), optimized inventory levels and supplier lead-time. Development of KPIs and management reports to support and improve decision making across the relevant functional areas.
  • Supporting and driving process improvement, including the effective use of ERP and MRP systems.
  • Maximize Inbound (supplier) & Outbound (customer availability) to agreed targets on a just in time basis.
  • Develop and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders including Suppliers / 3rd Party suppliers, optimizing systems, and inventory levels to achieve agreed targets.
  • Ownership of the management and control of inventory levels to agreed budgets/stock days. Highlighting issues and taking timely remedial actions in conjunction with stakeholders.
  • Lead the weekly business process of manufacturing and logistics campaign planning, enabling efficient use of assets, optimum work scheduling and supplying sales and marketing with accurate availability to promise dates.
  • Actively manage and drive continuous improvements to maximize customer service levels.
  • Assess and improve Supplier Performance improving lead times and reducing costs.
  • Working collaboratively with S&OP Leads and Finance to implement inventory strategies to improve service levels and reduce working capital.
  • Work closely with the new product introduction stakeholders, ensuring the supply planning team is aligned to and providing support for all future product launches and/or new territories.
  • Deliver long term replenishment plans and routinely assess capacity opportunities and constraints with internal and external suppliers.
  • Responsible for the stock of Raw Materials, Work in Progress, Accessories, Finished Goods, and stock at Vendor.
  • Managing relationships with suppliers based in China and Indonesia.
  • Imports & Logistics reviews and Container planning.


  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree and related qualifications e.g. CIPS/ APICS
  • Have a high level of understanding of the procurement and supply chain process.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of supply chain experience.
  • Proven track record of success delivered through a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Experience of working with the S&OP Process.
  • Experience with Far East Supply Management.
  • Have excellent communication skills – including first-class reporting techniques.
  • Have a passion for supply chain excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Have excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Be able to thrive in a high paced, fast turnaround business.
  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of commercial acumen as well as exceptional results from supply chain management.
  • Be positive, motivated, ambitious, proactive, with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Have experience of using ERP system and MRP systems.
  • Experience working across different regions and within diverse cultures.
  • Proficient IT skills with experience in using Microsoft Excel to at least intermediate level.