British American Tobacco Vacancies 2024 | Primary Supply Chain Development Manager Vacancies in Heidelberg Apply Online Now

  • Full Time/ Permanent
  • Heidelberg, Gauteng
  • 72000-340000 ZAR / Year
  • Applications have closed

British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco Is Currently Seeking for Primary Supply Chain Development Manager Position suitable candidate who is eligible to handle all the responsibilities and is qualified for the position. All the information required for this position to know by the candidate is given below specifically. apply online for this position by clicking on the apply now button    and fill the British American Tobacco application Form. The Position Is available in Heidelberg, Gauteng the candidates nearby willing to apply are also invited to apply online for this vacancy.

Hiring Authority: British American Tobacco Careers

Position: Primary Supply Chain Development Manager Jobs

Location: Heidelberg, Gauteng

Qualification: Matric, Grade 12, Diploma/ Degree

Salary Estimated: ZAR 72000-340000 Annum

Job Requirements & Responsibilities

BAT is evolving at pace – truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

BAT South Africa IS LOOKING FOR A Primary Supply Chain Development Manager


FUNCTION: Operations

SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary range + excellent benefits + market leading bonus

LOCATION: Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa



British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Primary Supply Chain Development Manager to join our team in Heidelberg.

The role of SC Development Manager serves the function on leading the continuous improvement agenda across the markets and managing materials planning for certain locally sourced material for the 5 manufacturing plants in BAT’s Sub-Saharan Area (South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

The person on the role will also understand the end-to-end primary supply chain process and BAT portfolio of products and materials to be able to lead the development and coordination of optimization activities within the supply chain and product portfolio largely driven through project work on a yearly basis. On a day-to-day basis the role will manage the local materials planning team, the supply network pillar coordinator and will be the supply chain single point of contact for New Product Launches (NPIs).



3LP Performance Management

  • Run successful Idea Generation Forum (IGF) and Loss Analysis (LA) sessions
  • Drive productivity projects to meet savings targets set out by the business
  • Essure inventory availability within policy for materials under their responsibility
  • Material supplier management for materials under their responsibility via Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process with the procurement team.
  • Ensure Slow and Obsolete (SLOBs) management within agreed KPIs
  • 90-day planning and drumbeats delivered OTIF


Continues Improvement and Governance

  • Coordinate savings initiatives
  • Coordinating projects that vision reduction of # SKUs
  • Coordinating projects that vision reduction of the stock of raw material
  • Implementation of projects in the areas of materials planning, storage, portfolio, transport etc.
  • Responsible for standardizing methodologies and facilitate project selection within areas
  • Consolidate and track initiatives within the area
  • Influence co-planning process by ensuring savings are sustained via project owners
  • Manage documentation control, reference and reporting for warehouse



  • Manage and report material supplier accounts
  • Responsible to compile and present business cases for strategic initiatives
  • Track and report progress and track against budgets and owned projects



  • Degree in Chemical / Industrial Engineering, Logistics or Finance
  • Around 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain / Distribution Environment, with around 2 years’ experience in a managerial position
  • Project Management experience
  • 3PL management (Third Party Logistics)
  • Budget Management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Leadership capabilities and team player
  • Strong Analytical and Quantitative skills


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!


Fill The British American Tobacco Application Form From the Link Given Above And Wait For the application to be processed once your application gets shortlisted you will be informed by the authority and called for the interview or examination processed by the company. Good luck For your job Search!

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