Senior Manager Continent Supply & Deliver MEA

  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Full-time

Company Description

BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.

BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team. Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future – together – while honoring our past achievements. We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences.

Job Description

We believe that the way we reach our customers is as important as the product we choose to sell, and following this mission, the refered position will be responsible for the strategy, planning, implementation and execution of the Supply and Delivery activities in Middle East and Africa to ensure optimal customer satisfaction. Working in close collaboration with the MEA General Manager, and with the local area Managers, the MEA Supply & Deliver Head will be responsible for driving the supply chain operations in order to respond to the business needs, ensuring high customer service while optimizing inventory holdings. The position will also provide strategic cross-functional collaboration with the different MEA departments to ensure team alignment, as well as with the manufacturing Categories and central HQ teams, to ensure product supply.

Main Responsabilities:

Strategy and Design

Design the regional Supply Chain strategy in terms of agility, efficiency, speed to market and costs.

Design and Decide on the supply network: from where to source, what inventory to hold, where to hold it, and what systems to use. 

Ensure the development and implementation of suitable systems, processes and policies to guarantee the efficiency and effectiveness of the Supply Chain operations. 

Define local Inventory policies, with focus on improving cash position by efficiently managing the inventory.

Lead key contract/pricing/tendering negotiations within the supply chain scope. 

Operational Excellence

Implement best practices across the supply & delivery functions including supply planning, planning execution, order management, order fulfilment, logistics and inventory management.

Oversee Logistic costs along the region, including freight and warehousing. Identify, propose and lead cost-reduction projects.

Oversee Inventory holdings along the region. Participate on long and medium-term inventory planning.

Active contributor and Supply point of contact for cross functional and cross continental projects.

Develop, implement, set and meet targets for key performance indicators.

People Management

Define and maintain team structure, roles and responsibilities. Analyze long term capacity of Supply Teams and plan accordingly.

Responsible for engagement, development and growth of the Supply & Deliver team.


Previous / Professional Experience

University degree completed in relevant field.

5-7 years Supply Chain experience within a FMCG manufacturing or related environment is essential and experience within the stationary business is advantageous.

Leadership and Personal Skills

Embodies all the BIC Values & Behaviors: Simplicity, Ethics, Responsibility, Teamwork, and Ingenuity.

Strong people manager and situational leader that can handle a diverse team: nationalities, functions, and seniority levels.

Strong Drive for Results / Entrepreneurial Spirit / Decision Making: committing and delivering, acting with autonomy as it was their own company while fully respecting corporate rules and procedures, and applying the appropriate level of reporting to Management.

Solution driven with the willingness and ability to implement innovative ideas and improve working methodologies. Able to breakdown complex issues into simple components and build/implement required action plans.

Has effective communication skills and agility: business, technical and operational languages.

Strong team player and can empower the team to grow and be responsible for their own work.

Open minded and cultural acumen. 

Ability to work across all disciplines and throughout all levels of the organization in a persuasive and credible manner. Can act on cross company & cross functional activities.

Process Oriented. ability to continuously improve a supply chain and manage complex customer needs.

Is creative; challenge the status quo. 

Has effective planning and organizing skills. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to determine key priorities and manage outcomes to timeline. 

Demonstrates ability to make accurate and timely decisions.  

Is technical savvy

Takes action to maintain knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to achieve positive results.

Hands-on in line with BIC culture, can handle various tasks with humility and business drive.

Knowledge and Competences

Develops and improves Supply Chain processes. Makes sure that all processes are align to the SC Strategy

Understands Financial statements and the impact of all Supply Chain functions in it.

Shows knowledge on Project Management: understands the methodology for planning, organizing and managing resources to achieve a project goal.

Determine Supply Chain functional competences and strategic challenges. 

Deploy action plans throughout the organization, aimed to improve the supply chain performance and achieve the proposed objectives.

Intermediate knowledge on local ERP, planning and distribution systems.

Remains current with latest ERP, WMS, DRP, TMS, etc. operations technology systems and procedures.

Project Management skills, oriented to constantly improve the supply chain network.

Additional Information

Apply Today! There's never been a better time to join BIC. We're a dynamic company with a strong vision. You will find a wealth of possibilities in a challenging and rewarding work environment. As an organization, we have a passion for taking care of our people, and our benefits reflect this. Join BIC and let’s invent our future, together!

BIC Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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