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Portuguese speaking Supply Chain Manager - Porto,Portugal in Porto, Portugal

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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

and managing:

  • the purchase department, currently 2 employees
  • the logistics department, currently 8-10 employees


Responsibilities:

  • 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


Qualifications:

  • 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.


Requirements:

  • 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
  • Be resilient

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