Supply Chain Manager

Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Jiangyin, CN

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with almost 30 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in annual revenue.

Purpose of the Job:

Responsible for stock management both Wire rod, WIP and final products, coordinates order administration (order intake, shipping & invoicing), freight, warehouses management and the master production planning and ERP-systems, local purchasing (with support of (C) CPD). To achieve company target of on time delivery, service degree, stock level and customer satisfaction.


Your Role:


1. Determine stock policy (location/size/mix/…) of raw materials, WIP, as well as FG aligning with strategy from Customer Service Center, in function of the required customer service level
-  Based on plant KPI’s and sales forecast, make and adjust inventory stock level for raw materials and consumables. Make sure not to interrupt the operation.
-  Coordinates with production to make and adjust stock level of WIP.
-  Supervises the purchase order based on stock level and working capital control.
-  Reduces stock levels by:
1) Increased rotation of slow moving stocks (propose alternative product at moment of quotation/order intake, special sales actions,…)
2) Monitors the new stock entries (to check if the stock policy is being followed)
3) Seeks for solutions for non-moving stock items. 
-  Implements Bekaert standard of “operation excellence”, responsibility for self-assessment and continue improve plan in the department of supply chain.


2. Production Planning
-  Overall be responsible for the production planning of the whole plant, including management of HP, wire rod and critical raw materials 
-  Lead planning team to confirm PO and monitor OTD,  meanwhile work closely with CSC to optimize the planing of M+1, M+2, M+3 to keep up with market demand and satisfy customer's expectation. 
-  Optimize production capacity assignment to balance priority for different customer level, KA/PKA etc, aligning with commercial request.
-  Make out material requirement plan to make sure OTIF traget to be achieved.
-  Work togher with financial department to lead physical check of inventory of WR,  WIP and FG as per schedule check plan, and analyse the balance gap till PDCA improvement


3.  Coordinate purchase activity
-  Approves/disapproves purchase orders of consumables, outsourcing, raw materials, purchased from other suppliers or ICO;
-  Approves /disapproves the purchase contracts for quality, price, payment term, shorter delivery times and minimum order with suppliers.
-  Follow-ups the settlement of complaints to suppliers.                  
-  Ensures that the purchasing process is in fully compliance with the IATF standard.
-  Mange consumable suppliers for better performance on OTD, Quality, stock preparation, service etc(with the support of CCPD)
-  Lead to develop and manage suppliers of half product for busniess development.


4. Warehouse management (FG & central warehouse)
-  Follows up the regulation of safety, 5S in Warehouses(EP and Central)
-  Manage the packing process as per defined product specification, and keep good OTD;
-  Manage the shipment as per delivery plan from CSC/CLC, well controlled loading time and zero shipment error; 
-  Ensure  accuracy of physical check of EP and consumable material
-  Manage and secure the assets in warehouse


5. Cost reduction
-  Reduces consumable and outsourcing cost via new development or localization under support of CCPD
-  Optimizes and monitor recycling of packing consumables to reduce packing cost via support from commercial team
-  Optimizes warehouse layout and maximize the storage capacity, to utilize the space sufficiently under well controlled CAPEX
-  Optimizes the personnel cost and the personnel organization, to ensure the organization is lean and mean


Your Profile:

1. Bachelor degree is a must. Master degree is preferred.
2. Have an engineering university level degree or above10 years experience in manufacturing including 3-4 years experience in manufacturing management position.
3. Must have very strong leadership and good managerial and people management skills as decision making, results driving, problem solving, communication and innovative.
4. Analyzing Operation result accurately, seeing deviations from targets and looks for causes. Offering suggestions for improvement.
5. Be a courageous, honest and fair manager who succeeds in gaining trust from his/her subordinates and is prepared not only to give positive feedback but also negative feedback. 
6. Good command of English in both written and oral aspects.


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