Inventory Supervisor (Auto)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Job Type:

Full Time

Industry Type:



Depends on experience

About the Role

− Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice Inventory and inventory vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance 

− Ensure that purchasing and inventory policies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets and which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market 

− Create and review opportunities to implement best practice purchasing and inventory policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance and deliver best value and business savings 

− Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities 

− Ensure purchasing and inventory policy, guidelines and any associated documents are in place and updated when required 

− Utilize appropriate resources including Supplier Development to ensure appropriate supplier partnerships and delivery of sourced products

Develop creative and innovative Inventory and inventory processes (Inventory) 

− Design and implement an inventory tracking system to optimize inventory control procedures. 

− Examine the levels of supplies and raw material to determine shortages. 

− Document daily deliveries and shipments to update inventory. 

− Perform daily analysis to predict potential inventory problems. 

− Order new supplies to avoid inefficiencies or excessive surplus. 

− Analyze different suppliers to obtain the best cost effective deals 

− Maintain accurate inventory of supply and products 

− Make recommendations to leadership about improvements in inventory life cycle 

− Oversee receiving, warehousing, distribution and maintenance operations 

− Setup layout and ensure efficient space utilization 

− Provide management reports and key performance data and monitor cost savings 

− Manage relationships with suppliers and select and develop new suppliers 

− Negotiate and manage contract terms with suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms with technical and operational input from stakeholders and colleagues 

− Review and negotiate existing agreements to optimize commercial terms 

− Assess tenders from potential suppliers 

− Work with suppliers and have a process in place to measure effective performance, quality and compliance. Measure against KPI criteria if these exist 

− Ensure professional and consistent supplier management is applied across the supply base in line with the purchasing policy 

− Ensure parts are sourced in full and aligned to production schedules and customer requirements 

− Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors 

− Hire, train and provide development opportunities for staff − Manage, coach and develop high performing purchasing and cost estimating teams that meet agreed objectives and which deliver best practice results, added value and continuous improvements 

− Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports 

− Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required 

− Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff and visitors 

− Input to and hold responsibility for department budget 

− Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance 

− Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the purchasing strategy 

− Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on supply. Recommend solutions without compromising quality or service while optimizing cost 

− Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact 

− Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on Purchasing activities − Assist Senior Management in ensuring effective relationships with client businesses through maintaining an appropriate interface between Inventory and suppliers 

− Perform other ad hoc tasks as required by Management


-Bachelor degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration 

− Proven experience in a purchasing management role, preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment 

− Knowledge of sourcing and Inventory techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market 

− Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers 

− Experience in collecting and analyzing data 

− Strong leadership capabilities 

− Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements 

− Contract management and supplier experience 

− Knowledge and technical understanding of automotive processes and components and supply chain management 

− Computer literate, especially Excel skills

- Proven management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development 

− Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers 

− Strong and confident negotiator with the ability to negotiate at all levels 

− Strong communication, interpersonal and influencing skills 

− Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines 

− Commercially and financially aware with experience of managing budgets 

− Keen attention to detail and accuracy

About the Company