China Logistics Manager

Department:  Operations
Date:  Aug 2, 2022

Role Purpose

  • To ensure inventory is available to meet forecasted Manufacturing & or Sales plans and any additional safety stock is agreed by the S&OP.
  • To define and secure a network of warehouse and distribution providers that will provide a sustained service capability that will support and partner the go to market growth strategies.
  • Provide workable logistics solutions to any obstacle that interferes with inventory supply, increasing customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Coordinate the movement of API AI from source location across the global FMC manufacturing sites

Responsibilities:

Managing Logistics Operations

  • Continually review performance & challenge cost to serve.
  • Ensure that all service level agreements, internal and external are being met through regular service reviews and analysis.
  • Active involvement in the planning and forecasting elements of distribution management is critical and you will develop processes to ensure any potential shortfalls are managed to avoid negative customer service impact.
  • Providing forecasts and collaborating with our 3PL partners to ensure they have the capacity to meet our volumes and service levels
  • To lead, improve and ensure excellent communication along the supply chain by consultation and influence with all supply chain stakeholders.
  • Define number and location of storage sites needed to provide desired customer service levels.
  • Negotiate service contracts in conjunction with procurement.
  • Define customer geographies serviced by each storage site.
  • Budget, track and project storage expenses based on volume throughputs and target inventory levels.
  • Work with Transportation provider to ensure product is delivered to customers in the same quality condition as when it left Production or DC’s within agreed SLA’s.
  • Represent Logistics at specific customer meetings aimed at discussing and resolving operational issues, on an as required basis.
  • Ongoing tracking and management of Distribution Key Performance Indicators. Identify potential areas for improvement and implement actions to achieve this improvement.
  • Proactively identify ways to reduce complexity and costs relating to transportation of goods.
  • The role is not responsible for Customer Order processing but is accountable for the inventory accuracy within each 3rd Party Warehouse.

Distribution

  • Support supply planning assure customer orders can be satisfied from local stocks by deploying stocks based on sales forecasts and other market conditions.
  • Manage the process of stock transport orders against production to assure plant stocks move out without backing up and interfering with production processes.
  • Establish reorder points and quantities and develop other inventory management principles for each storage location.
  • The key accountability of the Distribution role is to ensure that Finished Product & or Active Ingredient is available in the correct site to meet regional forecasts and any additional S&OP agreed safety stock.  Deploying product from the receiving warehouse to all regional warehouses in the most timely and cost-effective manner is the key challenge.

Auditing

  • Develop and maintain Chain of Responsibility requirements
  • Liaise with Internal and External auditors to ensure control procedures comply with Business and legal standards.
  • Auditing 3PL warehouse inventory management systems.
  • Audit sites for compliance with regulations and industry safety/stewardship practices.

Policies and Procedures

  • Reviewing and improve policies and procedures relating to Logistics Operations and Inventory Management.
  • Preparing all relevant SOPs
  • Define procedures for storage, movement and reporting of goods and assure storage sites follow these. 

SOX Key Control Management

  • Sign off key control reports, exception reporting sign-offs
  • Validate and sign key control reports for inventory by agreed timelines.

Staff Development

  • Develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies of staff to improve the effectiveness and efficiency both individual and to the business
  • Mentor and identify pathway for direct reports
  • Any additional duties as required for achieving the expected objectives of the position

Education Requirment

  • Degree in Business or Logistics
  • Knowledge of modern inventory management principles
  • APICS / LAA

Experience

  • Min 5 Years Experience in Logistics operations, Supply Chain or Inventory related discipline.
  • SAP experience in the MM / IM and S&D modules.  Understanding of MRP best practices preferred
  • Experienced in Chain of responsibility and key responsibilities
  • Experienced in working cooperatively across multiple organizational groups and geographies to resolve system, process, and financial, etc. issues

Competencies

Accountable, Adaptive,Inclusive,Innovative,Strategic, Leadership,Functional or Technical knowledge or skills