Supply Chain Manager

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Qingdao, 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 € 5.1 billion in combined revenue.


  1. Planning management and service degree                                                                                                                                                         
  • Supervises, controls and optimizes the master plan to meet the customer request, and to improve both service degree and OTD;
  • Reduces the operational lead time by optimizing production plan to meet customer needs;
  • Balances the request from different sales and customers with the production plan to get the best results for both customer satisfaction and plant occupation.
  • Works out the raw material purchasing plan according to the order book and forecast;
  • Coordinates the special/rush orders to meet the customer request;
  • Be responsible for the production planning of the whole plant, including management of HP, wire rod and critical raw materials; confirms and guarantees the order delivery time, to meet the customers’ request, X+1, X+3 planning;
  • Optimizes the production schedule to improve efficiency (change-overs, SUE, manhours, …).
  • Fulfills the production planning in SAP system; designs and builds up the structure together with global supply chain team according to the SCE-principles.     
  1. Purchasing Materials                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Processes purchase orders of finished goods, half product, raw materials, purchased from other suppliers or sister entities;
  • Processes the purchase contracts for quality, price, payment term, shorter delivery times and minimum order with suppliers;
  • Ensures that the purchasing process is in full compliance with the ISO/TS standard and Bekaert Guidelines/Norms;
  1. Inventory control                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Determines & optimizes stock (location/size/mix/…) of finished goods, half products and raw materials in function of the required customer service level;
  • Based on plant KPI’s and sales forecast, makes and adjusts inventory stock level for raw materials and highlights special consumables-requirements;
  • Coordinates with production department to make and adjust stock level of HP and WIP;
  • Supervises the purchase order based on stock level and working capital control;
  • Reduces stock level by increasing the stock rotation, reduces slow moving stocks, mitigates dead stock and monitors new stock entries.
  1. RM warehouse (in- and outside) & Packing material & Consumables & Spare parts management  
  • Manages unloading, storage and registration of wire rod according applicable Quality requirements;
  • Guarantees timely supply to production following planning schedule;
  • Tracks stock levels and ordering of packing&consumables&Spare parts material;
  • Manages transport and storage of packing&consumables&Spare parts in proper conditions;
  • Optimizes warehouse space usage for safety, productivity, quality and cost.
  1. Packaging & FG Warehouse & shipping management                                                                                   
  • Manages packaging of HP and FG according to applicable Quality requirements;
  • Creates and implement SOP's for packaging according internal and customer needs;
  • Reduces packaging cost actively by developing fit-for-use packaging and optimize packaging methods (less manhours needed), working together with Quality department packing engineer;
  • Arranges transport and storage of FG in proper conditions to ensure product and packaging quality;
  • Optimizes warehouse space usage for safety, productivity, quality and cost;
  • Ensures timely and corrects shipment process and documents;
  • Manages safe loading and securing of finished goods on trucks and in containers;
  • Creates and follows SOP's for loading to ensure quality of products and packaging;
  • Optimizes fill rates to reduce freight costs in cooperation with CSC team;
  1. People management
  • Be in charge of people management of planning/purchasing/RM warehouse/FG warehouse/ packing;
  • Creates and manages a lean team to flexibly execute packaging and warehouse tasks and effectively deals with (un)loading peaks and ensure smooth continuation of production at all time at lowest manhours/ton.
  • Be responsible of the safety management of whole SCM team.
  • Be responsible of the 5S management of whole SCM team



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

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