Senior Supply Chain Manager-Amazon Caribbean Guyana Limited

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The Supply Chain Manager is a member of the Executive Management team with the Chief Financial Officer and the Quality Safety & Environment Manager. That team reports directly to the CEO. The SCM is responsible for the management of equipment, hardware, and other logistical details of the company and the company’s division. The SCM is at the top level and oversees all of the steps needed to purchase raw materials (including fresh cabbages) and our finish products, delivery to various points throughout the business, ensuring that the factories produce enough to meet customer demand and deliver the output to the right destinations on time.

Supply chain manager must oversee the raw material and finish products to be used by the company as well as the production and import/export. The Supply chain manager will be managing the 3 Operations managers of the company which are based in our factories in North West, Berbice and Georgetown (packing operations). He or she must be able to monitor these items all throughout the product development process in order to ensure that adequate supplies are on hand. Lastly, they must develop a delivery system that will ensure maximum product creation and optimal shipments to customers or other manufacturers for further use.

Typically, the supply chain manager also needs to be well-versed in process management and development to have an adequate understanding of how the company functions. Ideally, the senior manager will be able to bring in fresh ideas that allow the company to deliver its products at higher quantities or at a faster rate to the market. These ideas might be as simple as reallocating employees within certain areas, to bringing in advanced technology so as to do a better job of tracking hundreds or even thousands of materials and parts.

The Supply Chain Manager will ensure negotiations with suppliers for the best price and quality, to manage a team responsible for the final export of finished products in conformity with the various regulations of the Company in compliance with IFS, EOS and NOP Organic Certification, CSR and Fair Trade, as well as the Laws of Guyana. The Supply Chain Manager also interacts with Administration Officials regulating import and export, ensuring safety, efficiency and professionalism at all levels.

The Supply Chain Manager must be prepared to visit regularly factories during the year in North West (Barima) and/or Berbice. These visits could be missions from 1 to 3 weeks if necessary.


Objectives : Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws.

Responsibilities :

  1. In charge of the Production department (3 locations: North West, Berbice and Georgetown)
  2. In charge of the Procurement (Purchasing) department
  3. In charge of the Maintenance Department
  4. In charge of Budgeting and P&L of our 3 facilities (North West, Berbice and Georgetown)
  5. In charge of local sales department (Sales and Marketing)

Duties :

  1. Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.
  2. Diagram supply chain models to help facilitate discussions with customers.
  3. Develop material costs forecasts or standard cost lists.
  4. Assess appropriate material handling equipment needs and staffing levels to load, unload, move, or store materials.
  5. Appraise vendor manufacturing ability through on-site visits and measurements.
  6. Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors, or freight forwarders.
  7. Monitor supplier performance to assess the ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  8. Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
  9. Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics, to provide performance feedback, or to discuss production forecasts or changes.
  10. Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
  11. Collaborate with other departments, such as procurement, engineering, and quality assurance, to identify or qualify new suppliers.
  12. Develop or implement procedures or systems to evaluate or select suppliers.
  13. Analyze information about supplier performance or procurement program success.
  14. Design or implement supply chains that support environmental policies.
  15. Document physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, cycle times, position responsibilities, or system flows.
  16. Design or implement plant warehousing strategies for production materials or finished products.
  17. Confer with supply chain planners to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
  18. Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
  19. Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
  20. Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow.
  21. Manage activities related to strategic or tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, warehousing, or receiving.
  22. Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
  23. Design or implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies.
  24. Conduct or oversee the conduct of life cycle analyses to determine the environmental impacts of products, processes, or systems.
  25. Design, implement or oversee product take back or reverse logistics programs to ensure products are recycled, reused, or responsibly disposed.
  26. Evaluate and select information or other technology solutions to improve tracking and reporting of materials or products distribution, storage, or inventory.
  27. Identify opportunities to reuse or recycle materials to minimize consumption of new materials, minimize waste, or to convert wastes to by-products.
  28. Investigate or review the carbon footprints and environmental performance records of the current or potential storage and distribution service providers.
  29. Locate or select biodegradable, non-toxic, or other environmentally friendly raw materials for manufacturing processes.


  1. Preferably a University Degree in Management  or Science or Environment
  2. 5 years minimum top level management experience (or more if no degree) in an industrial or export environment of the private sector.
  3. Fluent in English and proficient in written and oral communication. Good reporting skills
  4. Knowledge of Laws of Guyana
  5. Competent in M/S Word. Excel. Working knowledge of QB and other Inventory software. Preferably owns a laptop.
  6. Ability to prepare budgets, work schedules and meet deadlines,
  7. Ability to work with minimal supervision and to supervise others
  8. Ability to communicate with al levels of colleagues and motivate staff.
  9. Ability to negotiate with suppliers and customers
  10. Ability to operate Logistics equipment (fork truck) a technical/mechanical knowledge is a plus.
  11. Drivers license for car and vans is a must. Own vehicle is a plus.
  12. Knowledge of French or Spanish would be a plus
  13. Candidate must be able to swim and be comfortable with travelling on rivers.



Incentive System offered up to 100,000 GYD GROWTH

2 Weeks Annual Leave + (10 % ) Days off based on Hinterland missions.

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Applications can be sent to


 Amazon Caribbean Guyana (AMCAR) Ltd, V1& V2, Houston Estate, Georgetown

not later than June 30, 2016