Francois Marine B.V. is looking for a Supply Chain Officer in Holland.
Accountable for all purchasing spend within their assigned categories, they will execute long-term strategies for product categories, analyze data to determine customer trends, develop strong relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services.
The Buyer will ensure the customer product requirements are sourced efficiently and timely and to the quality required, drive stock usage through the correct allocation of item codes during customer inquiries and assist with all general purchasing activities.
Prequalification, sourcing, selection, negotiation, and evaluation of suppliers for best purchase price while maintaining the highest level of quality, reliability, and service.
Ensure the customer product requirements are sourced efficiently and timely and to the quality required to drive stock usage and increased gross profit.
Manage contract negotiations, pricing, and rebate agreements including Terms and Conditions.
Roles & Responsibilities
Monitor and maintain optimal stocking levels to ensure all stock items have sufficient inventory for customer orders, inbound replenishment is received on schedule and excess stock is kept to a minimum.
Collaborate closely with the Logistics and Key Accounts departments to provide timely solutions to any shortages in inventory for customer order requirements.
Research the market on a regular basis to keep updated on best practices, trends, and market intelligence.
Review and control the products which are to be purchased as ‘Stock’ and stored in the warehouse or ‘X dock to be purchased upon receipt of customer orders, to optimize inventory levels and increase customer sales opportunities.
Responsible for accurate forecasting and demand planning from international suppliers resulting in purchase orders of lower-cost goods and driving higher product margins.
Conduct periodic Supplier Evaluations and business review meetings to build and develop strong supplier relationships with reliable, reputable partners.
Responsible for accurate, competitive cost pricing of all client contract tenders leading to the development of long-term relationships, increased sales, and higher gross profits.
Monitor and report all provisions items with less than 120 days remaining shelf life for review and loss mitigation actions.
Support the Head of Supply Chain in pricing and rebate negotiations using historical spend data and forecasted future business volumes as leverage with suppliers.
Involve in continuous improvement to improve Procurement Process, Department Competence, and Information Management.
Strictly follow processes on food safety, work procedures on safe food handling, and liaise with ISO auditors on periodic audits.
Prepare weekly and monthly management reports concerning supply chain operations i.e. KPI results and activities reports.
Ensure that all activities are carried out in accordance with the company’s Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE) and Ethics & Compliance policies.
Perform any other duties or projects as requested by the superior.
Required Professional Certification
Minimum Diploma level in a related field or its equivalent.
Demonstrate knowledge and application of contemporary Supply Chain/Logistics processes and procedures.
Problem-solving and analytical skills, coupled with demonstrated ability to work to tight and conflicting deadlines.
MS Office and Outlook skills.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work in a diverse and multicultural environment.