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Sub-Saharan Africa Head of Supply Services (BSc Electro-Mechanical (MSc Mechanical)), Ref: 1197019 – Online Interview Questions

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  • Posted 3 years ago

Ref: 1197019

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: MSc Mechanical and BSc Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Annual Package Range: ZAR 1.55 mil - 1.8 mil
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

Head of Supply Services

Sub-Saharan Africa Head of Supply Services



Current / most recent job title?

Sub-Saharan Africa Head of Supply Services

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Cost & Cash Management and Service delivery
Managing a 10mio GBP annual logistics budget
Managing a portfolio with 100mio GBP annual net revenue
Managing an average inventory of 200mio ZAR
Managing a team of 30 individuals across Sub Saharan Africa

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

1) Effective planning: Accurate forecasting resulting in the correct flow out outbound vs inbound to ensure overall warehouse space and budgets and capacities are sufficient
2) Logistics Management: The right logistics providers who are compliant and ensuring on time delivery and effective service at the right cost
3) Effective communication: Communication across the chain from the suppliers and factories all the way to the end customer to ensure high levels of supply chain agility.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am an incredibly hard working individual. I always strive to deliver and produce great results. You will never hear me say “that is not my job”. I often/always take up a challenge when others do not. I do not think like everyone else which has driven many design changes and process changes which deliver great strides for the company including sourcing decisions. I have spent my life taking apart problems and putting them back together into solutions.

4. Ideal business title: 

Supply Chain Manager
Planning Manager
Customer Services and Logistics Manager
Projects Manager
End to End Supply Chain Manager

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Cost Management; Cash Flow Management; Drive Net Revenue and drive down cost; Drive efficiency and optimization

6. Skill area of competence:

Planning (supply and demand)
Logistics (Inbound and Outbound and warehousing)
Customer Services
Project Management
Supply Chain Management
Problem solving and analysis

7. Achievements: 

I am delivering 1mio GBP of saving with respect to a warehouse supply chain design that I envisioned.
I lead the warehouse tender for Hygiene performing all the cost analysis which allowed the business to make the right design which is driving large-scale savings and increasing outbound capacity by 30%.
I built a team from 8 junior individuals to a team of 30 with several individuals promoted and receiving overseas opportunities
Completely redesigned the process around inventory management and mapping to reduce the inventory vs prior system setup by 35 Mio ZAR.
Launched new go-to-market designs in EA ( East Africa) launching in new distributors and regions which help drive 3 successive years of double-digit growth in the market.
Helped EA achieve their inventory targets for the first time ever and delivered it successfully for 3 successive years.

8. What do you absolutely love doing?

I love working. I love what I do.
If I cannot work I enjoy exercising and learning new skills

9. Ideal company (culture and values):

I want to work for a driven company. Where the employees are driven to succeed.
Ownership; Achievement; Accountability; Partnership


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