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Supply Chain Manager

Landis+Gyr is a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions. We measure and analyze energy utilization to generate empowering analytics for smart grid and infrastructure management, enabling utilities and consumers to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative and proven portfolio of software, services and intelligent sensor technology is a key driver to decarbonize the grid. Having avoided more than 9 million tons of CO2 in FY 2021 and committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, Landis+Gyr manages energy better – since 1896. 
With sales of USD 1.5 billion in FY 2021, Landis+Gyr employs around 6,500 talented people across five continents.


Key Purpose of Role:
The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the company's supply chain and logistics strategy and operations in order to maximize process efficiency and productivity. In addition, the position plays a crucial role in developing and maintaining good relationships with vendors and distributors.
The Supply Chain Manager will be instrumental in leading a team in the following key areas:
• Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy
• Collaborate with internal & external stakeholders
• Determine key supply chain KPIs
• Suggest and implement solutions for continous process improvements
• Identify process bottleneck and implement solutions in a timely manner
• Team leadership and management
• Build and maintain good relationships with vendors


Key Areas of Responsibility:


• Plan or implement material flow management systems to meet production requirements.
• Liaise with other staff to ensure that all information relevant to purchasing activities is appropriately disseminated.
• Liaise with production planners to maximise production opportunity to respond to external demand.
• Provide advice to staff to ensure that the purchasing process is carried out in the most effective and efficient manner.
• Support decision making around the balance of airfreight to sea freight with the objective of rationalising cost and service.
• Inventory Management - Manage inventory within budget ensuring production volumes and third party finished goods are delivered in accordance with the plan (this includes ramp-down and ramp-up of production volumes).
• Support the Scarf process in the event of SCM non-conformances
• Mantain purchasing master records in accordance with company guidelines and processes with the view to align supply chain with business objectives.
• Proactively support to improve and review processes to ensure a balance between procurement, inventory management and production planning
• Proactively plan purchasing against demand via the planning change request process initiatives.
• Enure regular update of Inbound deliveries with the view to;
• Enhance visibility/traceability relating inbound shipments against purchase orders
• Enable goods receipt against inbound deliveries (partial deliveries)
• Reduce workload for buyers relating to inbound monitoring
• Provide advice to other staff on the opportunities available to reduce the total costs of purchased goods and services.
• Continually review methodologies and provide advice to the GM Operations on ways in which the purchasing function may be improved.
• Recommend changes to the supplier base, which will lead to more economical procurement of goods and services.
• Liaise with sales staff on requirements for the procurement of imported products and spare parts.
• Work with other staff to ensure the integrity of those elements of the management information system are relevant to the purchasing function.
• Develop and maintain effective relations with all personnel who may have an influence on the purchasing process.


• Recommend optimal transportation modes, routing, equipment, or frequency.
• Train shipping department personnel in roles or responsibilities regarding global logistics strategies.
• Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
• Implement specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics.
• Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
• Participate in carrier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation.
• Monitor product import or export processes to ensure compliance with regulatory or legal requirements.
• Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.
• Negotiate with suppliers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability.
• Develop risk management programs to ensure continuity of supply in emergency scenarios.
• Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers.
• Analyze all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products.
• Communicate freight transportation information to customers or suppliers,
• Review global, national, or regional transportation or logistics reports for ways to improve efficiency.


• Direct, motivate, control and co-ordinate warehouse activities with a focus on service, receipt and delivery to external and internal customers.
• Maintain accuracy with respect to all aspects of physical stock and product movements and handling.
• Undertake the assessment and development of reports, including the provision of structured on-the-job training.
• Drive improvement initiatives across the warehouse and distribution activities to reduce cost improve internal process controls and overall efficcinicnies.
• Maintain a safe and secure working environment, including Site security within the area of your responsibility.
• Ensure all procedures are followed to meet Safety, Quality and Environmental standards.
• Coordinate the planning and assignment of work to ensure the most efficient use of personnel and equipment.
• Conduct TNA (Training Needs Analysis) and develop and implement a training plan for personnel in such areas as policies and procedures, and include multi-skilling. Ensure records are kept for all training.
• Manage employees with respect to working hours, leave, and absenteeism and undertake discipline and conflict resolution as required in conjunction with employee performance reviews.
• Conduct regular performance reviews of reporting personnel.
• Liaise with other departments with respect to smooth flow of product; product problems and customer issues.
• Build the teams capabilities and competencies to align for future organisational need.


Production Planning •


Direct, motivate, control and co-ordinate production planning activities with a focus to create the manufacturing schedule (plan) and monitor it throughout the month to ensure on-time delivery of product against customer orders. • Daily build schedules are to be used throughout the month to meet the monthly goal. • Monitor the production schedule during the month and makes changes when necessary, such as when resources do not arrive as planned or when equipment fails.


Management Systems
• Become familiar with suppliers’ operations and staff through a program of scheduled visits (where practical) aimed at strengthening the relationship between the company and the supplier.
• Produce reports which are appropriate to the purchasing function which fairly and accurately convey information relating to performance and business activity.
• Establish monthly meeting and monitor specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
• Create policies or procedures for logistics activities.


Corporate Citizenship
• Manage Energy Better: Consciously drive for continuous improvement in reusing, recycling or reducing waste
• Maintain awareness of identified and potential health and safety, quality and environmental aspects within the workplace and their impact, including the reporting of any accidents/incidents/near misses or hazards
• Act responsibly to meet the objectives/requirements at the appropriate level as described in the Health, Safety and Integrated Management Systems.


Key Metrics
• Maintain inventory within the budget.
• Development and maintenance of supply chain.
• Monitor logistics costs.
• Maintenance of SAP purchasing and vendor data.
• Maintain import & export compliance with regulator and legal requriements.


• Mimimum 5 years experience in Purchasing, Procurement or Inventory Management. 


If you have the drive and enthusiasm to accept this challenge and to work in a very dynamic, cross functional and international environment, we are looking forward to meeting you. Click apply now.

Job Title:  Supply Chain Manager

Requisition ID:  18053

Laverton North, VIC, AU

Workplace Type:  Hybrid
Career Level:  Experienced Manager
Date Posted:  Mar 9, 2023

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