03 July 2013

UBL Logistics Jobs - Materials Planning & Imports Manager at Uganda Breweries Limited

Organisation: Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About UBL:
UBL operates in a landlocked region with high competition in terms of product quality and cost. 70% of its inputs are imported. To meet these challenges, provision of an unbroken chain of materials/components/finished products for manufacture goods/sale on time for the customer base. The role is charged with timely release of requirements to internal customers, ensuring that the requirements are delivered on time to the company using the correct carrier.

Job Summary:
·         The applicant will Define and execute materials planning strategy, with linkage to company strategy.
·         Monitor KPI’s of virtual inbound chain for accurate delivery forecasts, zero tolerance to demurrage
·         Develop and manage policy and procedures which ensure UBLs full compliance of customs/border regulations as well as other regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Material Planning and delivery- scheduling, validation and implementation of company’s material requirement strategy for raw materials and components.
·         Imports Coordination-managing the necessary documentation for the efficient, cost effective and lawful execution of all import activities. S/he will also work closely with different departments for inbound logistics strategy.
·         Externally, the incumbent works with local/overseas suppliers, customs authorities and ensure total control over the supply chain from point of origin to plant, while ensuring the best total value.

Key Result Areas:
·         Planning, scheduling, control and forecasting of materials and products requirement, to meet company objectives and internal customer requirements.
·         Managing and directing the entire inbound logistics process for raw/pack materials, finished goods (Beer and spirits) POS, spare parts and any other imports.
·          Effective Risk Management and governance of all suppliers and service within the category
·         Build key relationships for value with key stakeholders in the supply chain.
·         Lead the business regarding developments in customs and border policies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant should hold a BBA, B com or related field.
·         A Post graduate Diploma in Logistics is an added advantage.
·         A minimum of five ears experience with FMCG’s procurement.
·         CIPS added advantage.
SAP Training/understanding.
·         Good communication, negotiation skills, ability to analyse financial and technical data and a solid understanding of supply chain management.
·         Good decision making and planning.
·         Extensive knowledge in customs/border regulations.

How to Apply:
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