Tuesday, February 23, 2016

POSITION: HEAD, SUPPLY CHAIN

About Tigo Rwanda

Tigo Rwanda is part of a global telecommunications company- Millicom with a presence in Africa and Latin America. Launched in 2009, we are the second largest telecommunications company in Rwanda, offering GSM, 2G, 3G and 4G as well as mobile financial services under the Tigo brand. We are currently seeking to feel the position below;

POSITION: HEAD, SUPPLY CHAIN 

JOB PURPOSE
The Head Supply Chain is accountable for all local Procurement, Supplier Contract Management, Supply Chain Planning and Logistics activities. 
The successful candidate will:
  • Provide leadership and expertise to the local teams who are executing the related activities, in support of the local technical and commercial teams who are the main customers of SCM.
  • Contribute to and support the objectives set by the country and global senior management and report on results achieved, both to the local and global stakeholders
  • Champion continuous improvement and lead people development in the related activities
  • Enforce safe, ethical and sustainable work practices in the areas in scope.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead the local teams who are executing local procurement, contract management, supply chain planning and logistics:
Procurement:
  • Ensure that the local Procurement team is the local partner of choice to engage 3rd parties in a sustainable and responsible manner
  • Oversee the negotiation of all locally contracted goods and services, i.e. those that are not covered by the global category teams, and lead a selected number of major local sourcing initiatives
  • Oversee and ensure an effective and efficient local request-to-pay process, in accordance to the Millicom policies and authority levels
  • Collaborate with the global category teams to help fine-tune their category strategies and strategy execution
  • Act as a filter for the signing and approval of purchases, according to the Millicom policies and authority levels
Contract Management:
  • Oversee the professional management of all local supplier contracts
  • Develop and maintain relationships with strategic suppliers, ensure regular business review meetings with the main suppliers that serve the local operation
  • Ensure communication between the local team and owners of global Millicom contracts including local implementation of Global contracts
Supply Chain Planning:
  • Ensure the organization of all supply chain planning activities required to effectively and efficiently bring network and commercial products and services to the ultimate point of use
  • Oversee the local end-to-end inventory planning and optimization, procurement planning, sales & operations planning and distribution planning.  Support sales forecasting for which the ultimate accountability resides with the Commercial team
Logistics:
  • Oversee all transportation activities (own and outsourced), and all the logistics links with the suppliers to the country, including customs processes
  • Oversee all (own and outsourced) warehousing activities serving to TIGO, covering all technical equipment, devices and other customer premise equipment (CPE) and the commercial / promotional items
Contribute to and support the overall business objectives and report on results achieved
  • Work with the senior management team to ensure the appropriate target are set and champion the pursuit of the objectives with respect to
    • Procurement: time-to-market, CAPEX and OPEX costs
    • Supply Chain: inventory levels and accuracy, customer service levels, lead times
    • Logistics: OPEX
    • General: corporate social responsibility, safety, security and fraud
    • Ensure the appropriate tracking of the KPIs relating to the mentioned objectives
    • Ensure appropriate reporting to the local management team, the global Procurement and Supply Chain team and the other local and global stakeholders
    • Manage the budget of the supply chain department
Champion continuous improvement and lead people development in the related activities
  • Challenge and oversee the improvement of all local Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics policies, procedures and KPIs
  • Identify people development needs and initiate the appropriate actions to improve the competence levels with respect to the areas in scope
  • Maintain a succession planning for management and key roles in department Select, promote and out-counsel people in collaboration with local Human Resources
Enforce safe, ethical and sustainable work practices in the areas in scope
  • Build an atmosphere that will not tolerate fraud
  • Ensure a safe and secure work environment for our people and suppliers
  • Enforce Millicom’s Supplier Code of Conduct
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
  • Master degree in Business Administration or Industrial Engineering
  • Fluent in English and the local language
  • At least 5 years of experience in similar positions in a global business environment
  • Advance knowledge of Procurement and Supply Chain Management processes and best practices
  • Comfortable to conduct high-level supplier negotiations
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams and third-parties, in a multinational context
  • Strong leader and people managers, experienced in managing professionals in a complex & demanding environment
  • Ability to effectively engage with senior and international stakeholders
  • Solid experience in project and budget administration, eye for detail
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
How to Apply:
If you believe that you are the right candidate for the above position, please submit your application by following this link: 
Deadline for Submission: Friday 4th March 2016.