Commercial Manager

Commercial Manager

Our client, in the plastics and packaging industry, is looking for a Commercial Manager in the Supplychain team, for their Pinetown office.
 
  • Supply Chain Planning & Strategy
    • Management of working capital investment in stock to company parameters, including slow moving and dead stock.
    • Finished goods planning for divisions with the relevant people ensuring no stock outs and short supplies.
    • Efficient raw material inventory management ensuring the right amount is available at the right time to reduce working capital impact.
    • Drive Just-in-time principles and continuous improvements to eliminate waste and streamline processes.
  • Procurement and Vendor Management
    • Supplier Assessments – Ensuring quality, cost and delivery requirements are met.
    • Supplier Contract management – Negotiation of contracts, Service Level Agreements, MOU’s, Leases
    • Drive organisational cost and savings projects across the supply chain.
  • Risk Management & Mitigation
    • Identify, manage, and mitigate risks in the purchasing and production planning departments.
    • Diversify suppliers where practical to reduce dependency on a single source.
    • Contingency planning to ensure alternative strategies in case of unexpected event.
    • Monitoring the adherence to ISO 9001/FSSC22000 supply chain procedures across the group and amongst suppliers where relevant
  • Data Analysis
    • Identify patterns and trends to optimize processes to improve overall efficiency.
    • Monitor and analyze supply chain performance metrics, such as inventory turnover, supplier on-time delivery and lead times, identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing corrective actions.
    • Analyze market trends, industry developments, and emerging technologies in supply chain management, staying updated on best practices and innovations to drive continuous improvement.
  • Leadership & Training
    • Lead cross-functional teams and projects, driving process improvements, system implementations, and change management initiatives to enhance capabilities and performance.
    • Provide leadership and mentorship to team, fostering a culture of continuous learning, development, and collaboration.
    • Ability to create and develop training material to train the relevant parts of the business.
 
Qualification:
    • A CIMA qualification or Bcom Honours Degree in Finance or Supply Chain Management.
    • Have at least 4-5 years’ experience in a commercial supply chain role and at least 3 years in a management role.
    • Proficient with SAP is advantageous.
    • Strong / proven negotiation skills.
    • Strong planning and organising skills.
    • An ability to influence others.
Be a problem solver.
 
Salary R 55 – R 60K plus benefits