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Head - Supply Chain - ACPLMumbai, India10-12 yrs

Job Id : M02

Company :

Grade : M02

Qualification : MBA with specialization in operations

Job Responsibilities:

Job Objective

  • To be accountable for development and implementation of supply chain strategies (e.g. inventory optimization, demand management, improving forecasting accuracy etc.) resulting in better control of inventory and customer satisfaction

Strategic and planning

  • Support the COO and the CEO in developing the ACPL business strategy 
  • Develop Supply Chain Management strategy in line with ACPL business strategy 
  • Develop and implement sourcing and supplier selection plan domestically and internationally as per SCM strategy 
  • Development of Supply Chain budget with inputs from plant teams as well as Corporate Commercial team 
  • Guide Central Planning to make production plans basis Sales Orders 
  • Monitor Plan vs Actual for inventory and supply chain costs across all plants


  • Ensure deployment of Policies, Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures across procurement, logistics and planning for ACPL 
  • Oversee supply chain operations and deliver on SCM metrics (such as costs, timely dispatch and delivery, timely procurement etc.)
  • Monitor profitability of operations i.e. targets for cost optimization, reduction in wastage and achievement of productivity targets, effective utilization of warehouses etc.
  • Define identification and empanelment process of cost effective vendors/suppliers for procurement and logistics. Monitor supplier performance on a regular basis 
  • Ensure procurement of material as per specifications and rate given by Corporate Commercial 
  • Define sourcing and dispatch budgets with required quality levels
  • Drive logistics coordination with central logistics teams to ensure 
  • Develop templates/ norms for inventory and WIP to ensure standardization across the company
  • Liaise with Plant Heads and Plant SCM Heads to collect feedback on incoming material quality. Take action as required 
  • Lead cost saving efforts across ACPL by facilitating identification of cost saving opportunities and ensuring follow up action on the same
  • Guide the implementation of process improvement initiatives within various departments 

Internal process

  • Monitor compliance and review supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
  • Establish reporting & review mechanisms to track operational performance of the unit and ensure course correction & corrective action, as appropriate
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of reports as required by various internal and external stakeholders 

People development

  • Take overall responsibility for people development initiatives and building up in-house capabilities for the employees in the department
  • Drive a performance driven culture in the team by timely monitoring, review of performance parameters and feedback to the team members
  • Contribute towards development of talent for the department by providing subordinates with adequate exposure and growth opportunities to enable readiness for higher roles Actively participate in HR initiatives to drive overall employee engagement and motivation

Key Competencies Required:

Key Result Areas

  • Capacity utilization
  • On-time delivery 
  • Procurement Costs 
  • Overall SCM Costs 
  • Inventory levels
  • Number of quality issues (incoming material) 
  • Compliance to industry standards 
  • Adherence to ACPL standard procedures 

Internal Interfaces

  • Global Sales Head (Inputs for Planning) 
  • Operations Head (Support through Central Planning; Finished goods completion before dispatch ) 
  • Quality & Regulatory Affairs (Incoming Material Quality Checks)

External Interfaces

  • Logistics Partners
  • Materials Partners
  • Suppliers