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Supply Chain Manager - IFB Holdings

2014-03-10 15:02:27

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IFB Holdings as the company owns the brands of food and beverage field which is available in the market since 1963. IFB Holdings came to Vietnam in 2006, with two well-known brands all over the world: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Subway.


1. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is a brand of high-end coffee stores with more than 700 stores around the world. Born in Southern California in 1963, our company is proud that always offers coffee and tea products with best quality to our customers.


2. Subway is known for bakery products with 35,000 stores in 85 countries around the world. Founded in 1965 in the U.S., we always serve the freshest products with top quality in the fast food industry.


Currently, we have 16 stores in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. With strategic vision in the potential market, we are committed to continuous development, providing quality service and the best products for customers in Vietnam. Here we offer an open working environment with competitive package to our talents which could bring them a work life balance at highest level.


Job Summary


Responsible for SCM activities in sourcing and buying assigned materials and services to ensure an uninterrupted apply at optimum cost and best benefits, following the plans and projects, guideline and SOP establish by the company.



Working Relationship 

A. Internal

Report to: CEO            

Direct relationship: Operation team, Project team, Marketing, Accounting, Admin, Company Group

Indirect relationship: Legal team, IT


B. External

Domestic and overseas suppliers, agencies



-         Total cost saving

-         Supplier Performance

-         Initiatives (Solution, changes for cost improvement)

-      Efficiency (Speed of service, days taken to resolve claims, Accuracy and timely create/update contract, reduce workload and duplications, simplification work process, systematical)

-         Ensure continuous source of supply

-         Planning accuracy


Tasks List

1.      Determine sourcing needs, understand the supply market and develop sourcing strategy for each spend assigned at effective cost to meet all regular and irregular requirements

Lead initiatives to reduce total cost (Study substitution, new ideas, value creation, proper changes for better price and or better quality, regular discuss with suppliers for potential development which can being benefits to the company, reduce operation complexity(procedure, workflows)

2.       Determine sourcing risk and screen supplier based on a set of criteria; quality, performance, pricing, etc. Understand supplier capability, their expertise, and competitive commercial and technical operation.

Propose the selected suppliers to management with appropriate analysis for decision making. Be a proactive coordinator between the company and suppliers in developing new material/product with best cost, quality and competitive advantages. Build good cooperation with relevant individuals/ function within group of company for benchmarking, understand customers, good market intelligence and update relevant Vietnamese regulations.

3.      Monitor supplier performance based on result provided and frequency feedback to suppliers an evaluation for further action plans for improvement or recognition.

Coordinate with relevant function to handle complaints and ensure problem/claims are solved properly

4.     Create forecasts and assist Planning Operations from the forecasting stage through demand management and material planning.

Responsible for inventory accuracy and reporting

Coordinate smooth delivery between Warehouse Management Service Provider and Stores

 Regular tracking of deliveries with Warehouse Management Service Provider.

5.    Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures

Define and implement Purchasing KPI’s and targets among the team, keep track and record the update status accordingly

Establish and/or update established company purchasing and contracting policies and implement processes to ensure compliance with policies.

Assist the growing international organization with purchasing needs

6.    Manage all Import/Export activities of the company

Handle Import/Export documentations, regulations and procedures

7.   Others as assigned


Job Requirements


-   Bachelor degree or above

-   3-5 year of experiences in same position, especially in F&B company

-   Analytical, good communication & negotiation skills.

-   Strong commitment to business targets, task oriented

-   Good organizing and planning skills

-   Basic financial/tax knowledge, basic legal knowledge.

-   Good command in English


Job Success Factors:

-         Leadership in action, coaching skill

-         Good understanding of Company structure and business direction

-         Good negotiation, communication, analytical and planning skill, problem solving, Self-motivate

-         Specific in-depth knowledge on the assigned task especially F&B knowledge

-         Good purchasing skills and processes

-         Initiative, cost awareness

-         Personal Attributes

-         Honest, dependable, committed, trustworthy

-         Flexible, quick manner, proactive, service minded, team-work

-         Ability to work under pressure with positive attitude


IFB Holdings

Email: careers@ifbholdings.com