Supply Chain Superintendent

  • Location:

    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Sector:


  • Contact:

    Steve Al-Bazy

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is looking to hire a Supply Chain Superintendent for an industrial and distribution group in Baghdad. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in materials control and commercial banking. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Role Purpose

Plan, execute, control, and monitor the material movement with the objective of Supplying the demand across multiple territories, including liaising with suppliers, intermediaries and third-party service providers to ensure that company has the capabilities to deliver its Business Plan and ensure timely availability of materials in the right quantities

Job Dimensions

  • Risks managed for Business – Manufacturing continuity linked to materials availability

  • Support factory by efficient and effective Material management

  • Role success impact on Business: Optimal working capital (RM & PM) and derived product availability for sales

Key responsibilities

Inventory Management

  • Owns MRP process and takes decisions on quantities to buy and its timings, across multiple sites and contract Packers

  • Develop and implement inbound Shipment tracking procedures

  • Review weekly production plan with Central planner and ensure material supply continuity

  • Target zero material aging, coordinate among material controllers in different sites proactively and initiate stock rotation wherever applicable

  • Review continual demand and initiate the differential activities aided by procurement

  • Projections of imports for Cash flow & Insurance planning


  • Availability and Level of Obsolete

  • Uninterrupted production

  • Line stoppages due to material shortages and expiries and w/off

  • Smooth Banking operations and working capital management

Cost Effectiveness

  • Maintain lean inventory without compromising on Customer service

  • Manage forwarders to maintain competitive freight rates and reduce/avoid demurrage

  • Work in close coordination with procurement team for timely availability of RM & PM

  • Review aging of stocks to minimize SLOB with actions including requiring contract amendments, cancellations, rotations


  • Improved Inventory turn overs

  • Reduced W/C

  • Demurrage Bill

  • Budget Vs actual

  • Inventory cost/ OOS

Team Player

  • Build strong work associations with related functions to ensure information exchange that is an enabler for all members to delivery their KPI’s and maintain best in class customer service


  • Team effectiveness

System Development and Usage

  • Implement effectively MRP/ERP

  • Use of the ERP system to track RM/Ing ageing to minimize redundancy with alternative plans and material scheduling

  • Use of Supply Chain Dashboards for decision making


  • Online availability of information

  • Inventory movements

  • Operational Handbook

Vendor Management

  • Be proactive in supplier lead time, capacity, stock availability, credit limits etc. through the procurement team by providing required information

  • Review Supplier performance with the help of IT and QA team to assess on time quality service from them


  • Stock out due to suppliers’ constraints/ planning errors

  • Service level


  • Get team acquainted Dash board reports for routine decision making

  • Use reports as tool to perform the function effectively and manage costs and risks


  • Departmental reporting

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5 Years of previous experience in Materials control and Commercial Banking

  • Previous experience in similar function preferably at a beverage manufacturing company / FMCG

  • Good Interpersonal skills and ability to work under challenging circumstances with multicultural team

  • Strong systems skills and good ERP/computer skills

  • Understanding of cross-cultural / global issues

  • Familiarity with Import / Export procedures and documentations

  • Good knowledge of port operations & related banking activities viz Opening of L/C’s, CAD clearance etc.


  • Analytical thinker Affinity with numbers

  • Strong communication skills

  • Organization skills

  • Result orientation

  • Use of ERP tools and advanced excel skills

  • Desire to learn and ability to pass on knowledge

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process