Supply Chain Manager / Purchasing Manager

As a key position in the Company reporting to senior management, the Supply Chain Manager/Purchasing Manager is overall responsible for overseeing and managing the Company’s overall supply chain for all its restaurants to ensure operations are not disrupted and purchases are made cost effectively. The role requires both strategic and operational planning to ensure productivity improvements. In addition, it is crucial to maintain good relationships with existing suppliers at the same time as develop dealings with potential vendors.

Without being exhaustive, the role’s primary duties and responsibilities are:

  • plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy for all the Company’s restaurants.
  • agree with senior management on the key supply chain metrics and report on achievement of those KPIs against set targets.
  • suggest solutions for process improvements and efficiencies in the supply chain.
  • identify supply chain process bottlenecks and implement solutions in a timely manner.
  • train and evaluate others reporting to the role (e.g. Purchasing, Demand and Supply Planning, Central Kitchen and Warehouse Operations).
  • determine the best procurement strategy that meets the Company’s requirements including analysing / proposing counter strategies to minimise price variances on Company’s bottom line.
  • build and maintain good relationships with vendors.
  • maintain alertness in F&B market and industry news to ensure the Company is procuring and operating the most cost effective and operationally efficient business model amongst competitors.
  • manage an accurate and up to date-inventory system across all storage locations and ensure stocktakes are performed monthly
  • set and determine the par levels of stock and maximise available working capital for the Company by reducing stock covers.
  • review the quality of forecasts to minimise stock wastages and write offs.

The role is also required to prepare and submit documents, correspondences, reports, and scheduled presentations on time.

  • Must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree in Business Studies/ Management or equivalent.
  • Results focused and strong ability to cope with high-pressure work situations.
  • Critical thinker with strong set of problem-solving skills
  • Good team player and able to work across departments.
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Fantastic interpersonal and communication skills with a proven ability to build and maintain relationships with vendors.
  • Resourceful and proactive with a strong sense of ownership and pride in the company’s success.