Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager oversees and manages overall supply chain and logistics operations to maximize efficiency and minimize cost of organization’s supply chain. Collaborate with multiple-functional managers to plan and execute on the development of a distribution center operational process to enable seamless transfers. Being a Supply Chain Manager manages and monitors vendor’s qualification and performance to ensure they meet company’s requirements. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, Supply Chain Manager typically reports to a senior manager. The Supply Chain Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Supply Chain Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

Supply Chain Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Supply Chain Manager to join our team.


  • Work closely with fillers to schedule free issued components and bulk;
  • Manage the end to end supply chain;
  • Key stakeholder relationship management particularly with the production facilities to deliver customer centric & cost effective supply;
  • Managing and developing a supply chain team;
  • Monthly sales reporting review with Buyer to review category/brand performance;
  • Direct international Suppliers;
  • Undertaking a supply chain review of the full suite of proposal documents;
  • Provide commercial management of contracts during execution;
  • Ensuring consistent lead times and improved OTIF;
  • Providing commercial management for the delivery of close out;
  • Control interaction between business and suppliers;
  • Lead and develop a team of Logistics professionals to deliver effectively on plan;
  • Following up on any outstanding orders with suppliers for ETA;
  • Meet with when necessary, suppliers, transport suppliers and freight forwarders;
  • Collaborate with Sales, Factory Operations, and other key stakeholders.


  • Educated to degree level in an engineering or scientific discipline;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence key stakeholders and present at board level;
  • Track record managing and leading a multi-functional team through change;
  • Exceptional numeric skills, with an ability to manipulate data using MS Excel;
  • Previous responsibility for production planning- both capacity and scheduling;
  • Ability to organize and manage workload;
  • Enthusiastic and flexible;
  • Flexible approach to travel;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly & effectively both orally & in written form;
  • Capable of managing own workload and prioritising accordingly;
  • Excellent PC skills, including MS office and Excel (intermediate to advanced);
  • Well organised and able to work well under pressure;
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations.