Job title: Supply Chain Manager
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Salary: R41666 to R50000
Job published: 03 August 2022
Job reference no: 3002860116

Job Description

A global pharmaceutical company has an exciting opportunity for a Supply Chain Manager to join the company.

Main Purpose of Job

  • Implement a buying supply chain strategy which meets business demands
  • Manage budget of raw materials, components and packaging
  • Source and manage suppliers who meet the demand at the correct terms and conditions

Key Performance Areas 

Supplier Evaluation and Improvement

· Supplier management and SLAs

· Communication with different suppliers regarding stock ETAs

· Updating purchase order tracker – confirming orders with suppliers ans updating relevant SYSPRO

· Foreign and local supplier payments – create payment requisitions

Demand Management

· Customer forecasts in the demand model

· Customer orders aligned with forecast model

Optimised Stock Holding

· Forecast orders in the procurement model, create orders using Syspro operating system, engaging in order sign-off process, communicating orders to   relevant suppliers.

· Send forecasts to suppliers

· Follow up on logistics management

Analysis and reporting

· Navigate and maintain the procurement model – the SC dept primary tool used to analyse stock holding

· Producing important Procurement KPIs (out of stocks, over stocks, write offs, supplier SLAs)

· Placing supplier orders for local product manufacturing – Analyse bill of materials and place orders with local suppliers for raw materials and packaging 

· Monthly budget re forecasts – analyse monthly sales against budget and revise budgets accordingly


· Communication with freight forwarders – daily communication with forwarding agents regarding goods in transit and deliveries

· Communication with QA and Operations regarding urgent releases – updating relevant Smartsheets and verbally communicating urgent stock to the QA department