Manage and improve relationships with the suppliers in your portfolio.
Ensure agreed performance targets are met including on-time delivery and lead-time accuracy.
Proactively engage with suppliers to deliver improvement initiatives focused on availability and inventory reductions.
Conduct regular business review meetings and agree corrective actions if required.
Ensure that the operational buying tasks are performed in a timely manner. End to end responsibility including PO placement, PO tracking from order to receipt, expediting urgent orders, resolving invoice discrepancies, data integrity maintenance and responding to sales region queries.
Responsible for system parameter maintenance including lead-time, safety stock levels and classification. Improve availability and reduce lead-time through accurate and timely forecasting.
Design and implement inventory reduction initiatives such as Vendor Managed Inventory.
Support supply chain improvement projects and work closely with other departments as needed.
Understand and improve customer experience by driving improvements in the order fulfilment rate.
Ensure that the supplier portfolio is optimized : eliminate dormant suppliers, rationalize the active supply base.
Other tasks as required.