Job - PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER
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12 Jan
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PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER
Agriculture, Brits, South Africa

An organisation that produces and supplies Foundation Seed to seed companies in East and Southern Africa is looking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate for the position of Production and Supply Manager. The role requires an individual who has extensive experience in seeds supply chain in Africa and will involve strategically managing the production, processing and logistics of the Foundation Seed in the respective countries. Applications are invited.

Position Published
12 Jan 2018
Position Updated
12 Jan 2018
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Applications Invited
Search In Progress
Shortlist Pending
Interviews Pending
Job Offer Pending
62 Applications
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Job Specification
Reporting Structure
Reporting To
Supply Chain Operations Manager
Supervision Of
N/A
Interacts With
Growers / Suppliers / Regulators / Staff
Job Description
Ensure that production and demand plans and activities are aligned and visible across the business; help develop systems and S&OP processes, including timely reporting of any issues that may impact plans.
Ensure 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 visibility 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.
Support the Procurement, installation and operation of seed processing equipment in country.
Ensure customer orders are fulfilled, dispatched and invoiced in a timely manner.
Ensure the companies HSEQ rules and procedures are established and fully implemented.
Candidate Specification
Experience
8 years
Education Level
Degree
Qualifications
A relevant qualification preferably in Purchasing and Supply Chain
Software
Microsoft Office
Equipment
PC
Knowledge Of
African Agricultural inputs supply chain including seed supply / Regulations and certification pertaining to cross border seed trade in ESA
Skills To
Manage production planning and S&OP systems / Develop processes in a cross border business
Ability To
Work without supervision / Travel across Eastern and Southern Africa
Personality
Customer focused / Performance and Results Driven
Other
Experience in working with a start-up business is desirable
Organisation
Industry
Agriculture
Culture
Entreprenurial
Gender Profile
Mixed
Age Profile
At least 30 years of age
Terms And Conditions
Employment
Permanent
Location
Brits, South Africa
Remuneration
At least $5,000 USD
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