Profession supply chain assistant

Supply chain assistants work closely together with managers in the operations processes, namely purchasing, manufacturing, and distribution processes. They help with administrative and pragmatic follow up of actions such as invoicing, drafting and preparation of contracts and purchasing orders, reconciliation of inventory against documents, and communication with distribution channels.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Supply chain principles

    Characteristics, operations and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to the customer.

  • Office software

    The characteristics and functioning of software programs for office tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, email and database.

Skills

  • Perform business research

    Search and collect information relevant for the development of businesses in different fields ranging from legal, accounting, finance, up to commercial matters.

  • Perform office routine activities

    Program, prepare, and perform activities required to be performed everyday in offices such as mailing, receiving supplies, updating managers and employees, and keeping operations running smoothly.

  • Organise business documents

    Put together documents coming from the photocopier, the mail, or the daily operations of businesses.

  • Budget for financial needs

    Observe the status and availability of funds for the smooth running of projects or operations in order to foresee and estimate the quantity of future financial resources.

  • Use office systems

    Make appropriate and timely use of office systems used in business facilities depending on the aim, whether for the collection of messages, client information storage, or agenda scheduling. It includes administration of systems such as customer relationship management, vendor management, storage, and voicemail systems.

  • Support managers

    Provide support and solutions to managers and directors in regards with their business needs and requests for the running of a business or the daily operations of a business unit.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor manufacturing quality standards assist in planning production scheduling interpret business information handle returns maintain relationships with stakeholders quality standards coordinate purchasing activities provide manufacturing documentation maintain relationship with suppliers analyse supply chain strategies monitor staff absences operations department processes inventory management rules issue sales invoices use production planning software forecast production quantities purchase supplies use sales forecasting softwares sales department processes prepare purchasing reportings carry out inventory control accuracy