Developing cost effective importing solutions for edible material and CAPEX items
Ensure smooth import operation by effective coordination with various functions - Procurement, Partners (CHA,Freight Forwarder, CFS etc.), National Transportation and Warehousing managers.
Vendor assessment, selection, negotiations and development of End to End cost effective Solutions
Review Partner performance and profitability
Identify opportunities for possible saving in all legs of imports -- Ocean freight, Inventory cost through Incoterm efficiency, Inbound freight to factories through collaboration and end to end integration
Provide Clear and proactive visibility of material arrival to internal CS&L and Supply Planning teams
Develop Standard Operating Procedures on Imports processes and payment process
Establish and utilize an extensive network of external contacts, both suppliers, peer companies benchmark development initiatives
Monitor and analyze Monthly MIS for better control and cost provisioning
Lead The People & Process Capability and Capacity Development initiatives including "Collaboration" to take the efficiency & effectiveness to the next level
Technical /Functional skills:-
An extensive understanding of Imports Operations, Laws andregulations of the land, Ocean Transportation, Port operations and Warehousing.
Around 10-15 years of total experience
Practical working knowledge of Warehousing andTransportation processes and systems.
Excellent analytical skills
Strong communication, influencing and collaborative skills
Credible and influential within and outside of the business.
Outward looking with a real understanding of the internal customer requirements and development
Proactive, Responsive and eye for details
Operationally sound and innovative