Head of Supply Chain

Description : Head of Supply Chain. Company : Enaex Africa. Location : Johannesburg, Gauteng

Duties and Responsibilities for the Incumbent include; but are not limited to:

  • Leading, coaching, training, and mentoring team members to ensure delivery against functional performance targets.
  • Developing and leading safety strategies and initiatives for people, product and suppliers/service providers involved in the value chain e.g. transporters.
  • Designing and implementation of Supply Chain strategies and policies aligned with the company’s overall business strategy.
  • Monitoring and tracking all key performance criteria over the various value streams and perform evaluation of the Supply Chain health.
  • Leading regulatory compliance measures to ensure business sustainability e.g. BBBEE, OSH Act, SANS codes etc.
  • Building strategic relationships and networks internally and externally.
  • Optimization of cost, time and resources in order to deliver on customer promise.
  • Plays a strategic and influential role in the company’s financial performance.
  • Supporting various business and functional leaders with performance and insights on the management of Supply risks to the business, Supplier delivery, payment issues and the relevant mitigating actions.
  • Leading by example in ensuring adherence to company values.

Management Outputs:

  • Ensuring functional delivery by Sasol to Enaex Africa for the Supply Chain environment hosted by Sasol in line with Enaex-Sasol agreed SLA’s.
  • Providing leadership in the execution of strategic, tactical, and operational plans of Enaex.
  • Monitoring SC weekly performance to ensure customer deliveries are executed timeously.
  • Continuously explore alternative sources of feedstock supply locally and internationally.
  • Collaborating with Enaex Group to leverage Spend.
  • Managing the critical points of integration in the supply chain.
  • Drawing up of annual departmental budget in line with set company timelines
  • Plan and optimize Supply Chain operations through strategic and tactical planning of operations and enablement of various teams to deliver on the Supply Chain strategy and overall Enaex Africa strategy.
  • Ensure thorough monthly and annual inventory management practices are applied in the maintenance of a long-term mass balance for all products.
  • Ensure availability and maintenance of equipment/machinery (transport vehicles and warehousing assets).
  • Ensure deployment of appropriate Systems and third-party resources (Transport and warehousing assets)
  • Understand the Enaex value chain operationally and financially and demonstrate through data clarity and analysis of optimal production plans, marketing strategies and capital investment the impact on Supply Chain.
  • Provide SC specific business intelligence, reporting, budgets and training related to supply chain.
  • Measure, monitor and proactively influence compliance to supply chain standards and governance.
  • Facilitate and prepare Supply Chain for periodic audits and relevant ISO certifications that may be performed from time to time to ensure compliance no adverse findings.
  • Establish and implement a robust world-class sourcing, contracting and procurement management function (inclusive of Procure-to-Pay systems, processes, and governance).
  • Drive improved and sustainable performance of all transport service providers.
  • Development of frameworks and criteria for supplier performance management and functionally oversee the process for determining the root cause of supplier non-performance.
  • Understand the legislative environment and lead compliance practices in Supply Chain (e.g. BBBEE codes).
  • Maintain a risk register and propose mitigations for risks identified that arise from various operational activities in Supply Chain.
  • Ensure BBBEE compliance and target achievement (Preferential Procurement, Enterprise and Supplier Development).
  • Facilitate the ability of suppliers to deliver a more effective service, which includes creating a collaborative, partnering relationship with suppliers to drive additional value for Enaex and meet BBBEE targets for local spend where possible.
  • Set, monitor, and meet cost savings targets through implementation of various cost saving initiatives.
  • Contribute to the service provider safety initiative and transporter safety improvement for the company.
  • Entrench the functioning of Insurance Administration and Mobile Services while leading the development and implementation of new policies and procedures relating to these.

Education and Experience

  • Post Graduate B Degree or equivalent (MBA/MBL advantageous)
  • 12 years relevant management experience (of which 5 years at senior management in Supply Chain)
  • Candidate must be willing and able to travel.
  • Strong Business acumen.
  • SAP Experience at least 5 Years