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Manager - Supply Chain

Published on 04.06.2020

Company

Website : https://www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com/
Industries :
Education, training
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Job Ad & Profile Description

Position : Manager - Supply Chain

Supply Chain is at the forefront of building an incredibly lean organization and seats within the Operations group. The team is responsible for establishing and managing the processes, systems, and tools related to Procurement, Logistics, Warehousing, and Inventory Management of all goods required to service the activities of each school and central office in each of our territories. The Shared Services Supply Chain function also supports the implementation of best-practices and standards across all the territories we operate in and ensures that our supply chain activities are architected for growth, rapid change and on demand/on site order fulfillment.

The ideal candidate comes from a strong commercial background, with exposure to high-growth environment. You have experience in Supply Chain/Procurement management, with a strong track record leading teams to provide high-quality services in very fast-paced environments. You dare energetic, tireless and persistent. You thrive in critical thinking and problem-solving and enjoy engaging and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. You will thrive in coming up with innovative ideas on how to optimize company results by reducing costs of all supply chain/procurement activities in Liberia. This role will report into the Operations Director.

What You Will Do

We are looking for an absolute Rockstar to join our senior leadership team and take our Supply Chain group to the next level. It is an extraordinary, but highly challenging role. Supply Chain is responsible for inventory management, procurement, logistics, and warehousing to service the activities of each academy.

You will be responsible for leading the team that sources and obtains strong pricing across the various areas that we need items for – chiefly our academies, as well as for Support Office functions. Not only this but Supply Chain is instrumental in buying a very large and diverse category of materials, including construction, curriculum, academy, marketing, IT and office materials, along with other bric-a-brac. Quick turnaround times, least cost budgets and one of a kind requirements make this role unlike most others you will encounter. You uphold the highest standard of conduct, and you expect the same from your team.

You will be building a world-class Supply Chain platform – and that requires you to be a hands-on leader who effectively manages a large, multi-functional team and proactively dives into the nitty gritty to improve processes and systems. Building such a platform shall also include setting up logistics function that focuses on timely and safe delivery of all academy related materials to our communities, with high cost optimisation. This would also involve generating creative solutions that work for warehousing in short-term and the longer-term systemic set-up of a local warehouse for the India team.

You will need to be tough but fair to ensure that we build a zero-tolerance environment for any fraud and leakage. You will train, develop, and mentor your team, and provide clear, constructive feedback where necessary.

You must be a team player – Supply Chain is deeply integrated with our Development and Operations groups, and you will interact with other teams frequently. You are singularly focused on building a better Bridge, regardless your title or department designation.

Required profile for job ad : Manager - Supply Chain
  • Passion for Bridge’s vision of democratizing the right for all children to succeed
  • Bachelor’s degree from a top university; MS/MBA a plus, strong background in Supply Chain management; deep knowledge of procurement, warehousing, logistics best practices
  • Significant and meaningful leadership experience leading Supply Chain teams in fast-growth multi-unit environments, big plus for experience working with construction/repairs,
  • High integrity with zero tolerance for any unethical business practices,
  • Strong analytical / critical thinker,
  • Self-starter; highly driven individual that will take ownership from the get-go and proactively look for improvement,
  • Strong leadership skills and has demonstrated ability to work with a very diverse workforce.

You’re also

A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.

A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.

A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.

A malleable learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.

A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.

A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust

Job criteria for job ad : Manager - Supply Chain
Job category :
HR, training
Services
Industries :
Education, training
Services other
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Bomi - Bong - Gbarpolu - Grand Bassa - Grand Cape Mount - Grand Gedeh - Grand Kru - Lofa - Margibi - Maryland - Montserrado - Nimba - River Gee - Rivercess - Sinoe
City : Monrovia
Experience level :
Less than 2 years
Educational level :
Bachelor
Number of Position(s) : 9

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