Supply Chain Manager Cluster Africa (F/H)
Abidjan, CI
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World leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety.

bioMérieux is present in 43 countries and serves more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors.

Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l’Etoile, near Lyon, in France.

Joining bioMérieux is choosing to be a part of an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture.

Our Group offers numerous possibilities : join the 12 000 bioMérieux employees who already identify with these values!

We are looking for a Supply Chain Manager Cluster Africa who will work and grow within the company and will report to the Supply Chain VP.

The position will be based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

What will be your mission?

You will be accountable for :

  • Efficient and appropriately staffed end to end supply chain operations. This would include planning, inbound freight coordination, warehousing and distribution in order to meet / or exceed expected customer service targets
  • Examining existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs
  • Safety, regulatory and quality compliance of local supply chain operations
  • Ensure alignment on customer service level promises and logistics costs between S&M and Supply Chain
  • Ensure accurate planning, MRP and purchase orders submission are in place to fulfill customer commitments drive implementation and execution of VMI for specific product ranges
  • Lead country demand management and S&OP meetings, support S&M team in forecast preparation, drive its accuracy tracking and improvement
  • Ensure efficiency of warehousing operations, inventory management and stock accuracy
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external logistic partners and monitor their performance
  • Escalation point for resolving customer issues and complaints, ensuring proper tracking system is in place
  • Ensure adequate reporting for supply chain activities (e.g. dashboards, KPIs)
  • Ensure integrity of Material Master Data through coordination of cross-functional work required to maintain the records
  • Supervise SAP supply chain key users and actively participate in Global SAP SC community, local SAP issues escalation point and problems solving in the area
  • Co-operation with S&M and Sales Admin Managers to ensure SC activities are executed smoothly and continuous process improvement is in place
  • Coordinate internal meetings and business reviews in area of responsibility
  • Conduct distribution warehouses visits and performance reviews as required
  • Prepare annual budget and control the expenses of area of supervision, actively seek distribution cost reduction opportunities
  • Team leadership (recruitment, retention, engagement, appraisal, training & development, mentoring, motivation, renewal)
  • Develop and produce accurate and timely reports to monitor the performance of the team
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

    Who are you?

    Skills / Educational requirements :

  • Tertiary level qualification, business or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years operational experience in supply chain area of which at least 3 years in a local healthcare goods distribution or related industry
  • Capability to effectively select, manage and develop teams
  • Able to work cross-functionally and influence a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills in order to continually improve the outcomes in & beyond their area of direct responsibility
  • Effective communication and time management skills
  • Computer literacy, advanced MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Proficiency in SAP or other major ERP system
  • Working at bioMérieux means being involved long term with a pioneering, visionary and constantly growing company that allows its employees to live a stimulating and inspiring experience in a fulfilling work environment

    Our internal mobility policy offers numerous opportunities for each of our 12 000 employees to blossom throughout their career, while respecting each employee’s individual talents as well as their personal and professional development.

    At bioMérieux, over 200 professions - both scientific and non-scientific - offer our employees the opportunity to broaden their fields of expertise and develop cross-functional careers.

    We provide a rewarding experience in an international company that brings together talents from diverse backgrounds, thus fostering a daily aspiration to go beyond the limits.

    Helping improve public health around in the world : our mission gives purpose to every profession practiced within the company.

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