Supply Chain Leader

Liège (Province) (BE)
lundi 27 février 2017
Date limite
jeudi 13 avril 2017
Type de contrat
Temps de travail
Temps plein


The Supply Chain Leader will have responsibility for capacity and inventory planning, as well as the day-to-day supply and production planning, with linkage to the site’s financial and on-time delivery targets as well as the logistics processes in the plant. Additionally, he/she will have responsibility for governance metrics reporting and planning process improvement projects at the site. He/she will play a key role in the overall business growth and inventory reduction strategies.



  • Develop the overall factory plan for procurement, production, capacity and inventory
  • Collaborate with the demand planner on a 12 month rolling demand forecast
  • Use the production capacity requirements plan to drive staffing decisions in the factory
  • Identify potential capacity or component bottle-necks and communicate these within the organization through the monthly planning review (SIOP) process
  • Responsible for keeping the planning parameters in the SAP system up-to-date
  • Track and manage inventory obsolescence.
  • Manage the day-to-day supply and production planning in the factory
  • Confirm customer orders based on the availability of material and capacity
  • Release material call-offs to suppliers or purchase requisitions to sourcing
  • Monitor material availability and inventory levels to manage expediting or push-out of material deliveries
  • Develop the Production Schedule, release production orders to the shop floor and track progress
  • Track inventory and delivery performance metrics weekly. Analyze the root causes of issues arising, develop and implement corrective actions.
  • Process owner for logistical processes
  • Goods receiving
  • Warehouse Management
  • Pick, Pack & Shipping
  • Owner of Cycle Counting & Annual stock-take processes.
  • Root cause analysis and corrective actions measures for stock differences
  • Drive planning process improvement projects. Team with Sourcing to implement cycle-time reduction projects with suppliers


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • The Supply Chain Leader will coach a small team of direct reports in Goods receiving, Warehouse & Dispatch


Key Performance Indicators:

  • Inventory Value and Days of Supply.
  • On-time-to-request delivery reliability
  • Past Due $
  • Product order-to-delivery cycle time
  • Inventory obsolescence $.
  • % Inventory Record Accuracy



Qualifications and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably with supply chain/ logistic focus
  • Thorough understanding of production planning and Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in a Planning/Materials Management role
  • Demonstrated success in driving inventory reduction and on-time delivery improvements
  • Experience with SAP
  • Knowledge and experience of using Lean Manufacturing tools and processes to drive improvement
  • Language skills: English & French is required
  • Advanced problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Microsoft Office skills: advanced experience of Microsoft Excel
  • Organizational and project management skills. Ability to develop strategy and translate into actionable plans.
  • Effective communication skills (orally and in writing). Can lead business discussions and effectively communicate about issues and their resolution with senior management.
  • Team player able to coach and motivate his team and drive change through influence

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