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Supply Chain Operations Manager (SCOM)
Posted: 08 Jul 2017 09:03
Deadline: 14 Jul 2017
Category: Procurement & Logistics
Location: Africa , Kenya , Nairobi
Employment: Full-Time
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
About Company: QualiBasic seed (QBS) is a company established in 2017, to produce and supply Foundation Seed CFS) to seed companies in East and Southern Africa, with the aim to be the preferred supplier of Foundation Seed to the ultimate benefit of Africa's Farmers.
Contact name: MD
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We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified person for the position of Supply Chain Operations
Manager (SCOM) based at our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya or at our operations in Zambia and
South Africa. The job requires a qualified, experienced individual who has experience of the seeds
supply chain in Africa.
Reporting to the Managing Direttor, the SCOM is responsible for strategically managing the production,
processing and logistics of the FS in the OBS portfolio. The SCOM will ensure that production and
demand plans and activities are aligned and visible across the business; develop systems and S&OP
processes, including timely reporting of any issues that may impact plans; Field production is done
in both a timely and effective manner, to make sure that the planned quantities of seed of specified
QBS quality are produced and available as required; Coordinate recruitment of growers and the
implementation of the field production plan; Ensure phytosanitary, regulatory and quality requirements,
including certification, are adhered to and all shipments of seed made do not contravene any country
or international regulations or good practice; Effectively manage inventory (including storage and
transport) to optimise working capital deployment and assure seed quality is maintained, providing
vis ibility to inventory by line by stocking point; Liaise with regulators and testing stations to provide
independent certification with respect to FS quality parameters and assure required documentation is
issued; Liaise with the sources of breeder seed to ensure sufficient quantities are available in a timely
manner to meet the production plan, ensuring agreements are in place with the seed or hybrid owners;
Putting in place planning and logistics systems and processes that integrate with the company finance
system; Procure, install and operate seed processing equipment at company sites in Kenya, Zambia
and South Africa; Ensure customer orders are fulfilled, dispatched and invoiced in a timely manner;
Ensure the companies HSEQ rules and procedures are established and fully implemented.
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