The position is responsible to lead and monitor Supply Chain function of RPL Units, this position will be responsible for procurement, logistics, customs clearance, warehousing/inventory and asset management activities, also to reduce procurement costs, manage ongoing relationships with vendors/suppliers/subcontractors, , maximum benefits in terms of concessionary notifications and bring about inventory control WITH the objective to maximize the efficiency, reliability, timeliness, and cost effectiveness of respective operations, increase facilitation to relevant stakeholders and create a positive impact on bottom line WITHIN the limits of corporate policies and procedures, procurement manual, budget constraints, project requirements and directions from CEO.
Direct team to source vendors according to the technical requirements; Assess suppliers / vendors strengths and move towards final selection; Develop and maintain Cost effective relationships with suppliers & vendors; Manage systematic on boarding and ongoing review of critical vendors including compliance, service levels and risks associated with each vendor; Resolve pre-contract and post contract disputes; Review vendor history prior to PO approval; Evaluate need for changing the supplier/vendor; Ensure effective vendor back-up support is available, Develop and foster mutual productive relationships with suppliers & vendors; Ensure proper records are kept and administer supplier/vendor evaluation; Maximize number of prequalified suppliers/vendors.
Participate in meetings to understand the requirements and to exert a shaping influence; Support with reliable material/equipment cost data; Consult with planning team for timely issuance of MRP; Plan and execute procurement acquisition strategy while focusing on maximizing cost control; Review or conduct commercial evaluation; Negotiate and discuss the payment terms and tax implications with suppliers; Perform contract negotiations along maximize savings for the organization; Ensure compliance to budgets, and delivery of materials as per agreed timelines and specification; Keep close liaison with the Sales & production team and update on issues and problems; Ensure consistency in procurement practices; Advise on relevant HS codes, duty structures, and requirement fulfillment for LC opening; Sustain and retain documents as per SROs; Provide input into the review of procurement policies and procedures; Responsible for purchases of fixed assets; Actively pursues the implementation of policies and procedures.
Responsible for overall warehouse operations; Ensure the efficient and effective utilization of facilities for storing; Ensure that incoming items are inspected for conformity with order specifications and checked for defects; Plan and schedule the inventory in consultation with Plant Head; Have periodic inventory cycle counts conducted to provide an ongoing measure of inventory accuracy; Ensure that all standard procedures are adhered to in terms of recording all fixed assets in the Division; Ensure all asset movements are properly tracked and recorded in the system; Liaise with Finance for asset insurance purposes; Review reports and give directions to team; Manage the storage and disposal of all the items which are declared redundant, faulty or obsolete; Discuss the life cycle of the product with the CFO and Plant Head and notified accordingly; Share monthly reports of warehouse activities with relevant stakeholders.
Supervise the logistics function; Oversee and administer expediting of equipment & material, manage local transportation of equipment & materials from vendor’s premises to site, set milestones and monitor progress; monitor and observe on time delivery of equipment/ material and acquire packing list; In case of imports- check and review technical manual and packing list received from vendors and; Make arrangements with forwarders/clearing agents; Study laws and maximize taxes and duty savings.
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