PORTUGUESE SPEAKING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER - PORTO
Our client is looking for a Portuguese speaking Supply Chain Manager to their offices close to Porto.
The Supply Chain Manager (SCM) is responsible for overseeing and managing the company's overall supply chain and logistics strategy and operations. In addition, he plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining a good relationship with vendors/suppliers.
Our client is looking for an experienced and motivated Supply Chain Manager to join their Management Team. Through effective negotiation, networking and dealing with numbers, he will help the organization save money and increase profit. The SCM will be responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services at the most competitive prices.
The SCM will also deal with factors as sustainability, quality assurance, risk management and ethical issues.
Main duties involved in the purchasing of:
medical products to assemble procedure kits and trays.
medical products for direct sales
goods and services for internal use by the company
the purchase department, currently 2 employees
the logistics department, currently 8-10 employees
Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy
Develop a purchasing strategy
Train and supervise the work of other members of staff
Manage purchase and logistic departments and collaborate with all departments in our organization
Forecast levels of demand for services and products
Conduct research and document, to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers and ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives
Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided
Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future undertake value for money reviews of existing contracts and arrangements
Develop strategies to make sure that cost savings and supplier performance targets are met - or exceeded
Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities
Keep a constant check on stock levels
Give presentations about market analysis and possible growth
Make reports and statistics on spending and saving
Evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors
Attend meetings and trade fairs
Previous working experience as a Supply Chain Manager
Experience in working in an ISO(13485) certified environment is desired
Experience with supply chain management software
Appropriate studies: business, engineering, management, operations management, purchasing and logistics, purchasing and supply, supply chain management.
Previous business experience especially gained in buying and selling, is important. Relevant work experience will help you in this job.
Have a hands on mentality
Have a sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
Be a critical thinker and have problem-solving skills
Be a team player, able to lead and motivate a team
Have great interpersonal and communication skills
Be an excellent listener and have verbal and written communication skills in English
Have commercial awareness
Have a strong analytical ability to adapt to different client needs and to develop and maintain successful working relationships
Have good numerical skills in order to analyse facts and figures
Have a flair for negotiation and networking
Have tact and diplomacy
Have the ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
Have strong project management skills
Have good time management skills and the ability to deliver to deadlines
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