Title:  Supply Chain Manager - S&D Kuwait


Job Summary


Lead the development and implementation of the Supply Chain strategy in the business unit, aligned to the business objectives Responsible for overall performance of supply chain function (including planning, procurement, logistics, warehousing, and customer services) within the business unit.

Roles & Responsibilities

Demand Planning, S&OP, Forecasting, and DRP  
Responsible for developing annual supply chain plan, including mix of outsourcing, external and internal capacities for warehousing and delivery in consonance with the annual business plan.
Based on Sales Forecasts, plan total inventories, production, finished goods, warehousing and transit inventories to ensure optimization and efficiencies in working capital deployed. Be responsible for building sophistication in the demand forecasting process
Ensure that the Inventory Plan adequately reflects SKU level production and corresponding SKU-wise Service Level in the market. 

Logistics and Transportation Management    
Manage logistics and transportation to optimize product flow, ensuring timely and cost-effective delivery. 
Oversee the transportation network to maintain high reliability and efficiency.
Ensure optimal route planning and the productivity of the trucks and manpower"    

Inventory Management and Optimization    
Optimize inventory levels, reduce carrying costs, and ensure regulatory compliance
Support business in achieving customer KPIs through timely products availability.  

Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE)     
Assume responsibility for overseeing and ensuring compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations and best practices within the supply chain operations.    

People Management  
Identify and communicate key performance targets for supply chain team.
Drive development of high potential talent and create a talent pipeline for critical positions.
Monitor and measure performance according to policy by conducting employee appraisals.
Identify areas of development and draws up action plans to address performance gaps."  

Data Analysis & Operational Efficiency     
A strong capability in business planning and forecasting to set and maintain operational efficiency standards.        
Business Acumen & Conflict Management    
Requires strong conflict management skills, customer centricity, essential for maintaining seamless operations throughout the supply chain.        
Inventory management    
Optimizing the available space and managing logistics operations that  include buying, storing, and distributing goods to destinations.         


  • Overall efficiencies in the logistics and distribution
  • DOTIF (Delivery on time in Full)
  • Forecast accuracy
  • Production planning
  • Effective procurement management
  • Customer Satisfaction targets
  • Organisational development

Work experience requirement

8+ years of overall supply chain experience in reputed Companies, in the relevant industry
Experience in FMCG organizations is required, distributor end in following areas:
Demand operations and planning
Logistics, warehousing, and distribution
Customer services & Import Operations



MBA/Post-Graduate Diploma in Management with specialization in supply chain

Engineering Degree with specialization in Industrial Manufacturing


Ownership & Result Orientation
Vendor Management
Negotiating Skills
Procurement Material and Vendor Management
Global Markets and Commodities Business Trends
Contract & Vendor management
Self and Team Management
Planning & Decision Making
Strategic Thinking
Change Management
Business Unit:  S&D(Kuwait) (1588)
Business Group:  S&D(GCC) (4021)