Supply Chain Management Expert
Seventy percent of this Salvadoran company’s 350 employees are women. The company manufactures textiles and home goods and distributes through their own retail chain.
The business is managed and operated by the founder’s son. Jorge is eager to expand the 40-year-old family business into new retail locations and make procedures replicable as they add markets and customers. In order to pursue this expansion plan, the existing supply chain management structure needs to improve.
You will use your supply chain management expertise to improve inventory allocation, develop forecasting tools, and increase logistics efficiency. The impact of your work will improve profitability, enhance process improvement, and speed up tracking and delivery of inventory, leading to growth and more jobs for Salvadorans.
Over the course of five months you will:
- Provide approximately 12 days of consulting advice both remotely and in person.
- Initially communicate remotely to shape and start implementing a scope of work. Bpeace staff will stimulate the initial conversations between you and your “client.”
- Subsequently travel to El Salvador for several days to work with the leadership team.
More jobs are critical in El Salvador right now to help stem the flow of irregular migration. Small and medium businesses account for 60% of the economy. Steady employment provides legitimate alternatives for Salvadorans who would otherwise migrate, or pursue illegal activities and gangs. Your advice and expertise will help these businesses create jobs and build a stable future for their workers and communities.
- What you will be doing A family-owned clothing and home goods manufacturer and retailer needs to resolve supply chain management issues including forecasting, purchasing and processes.
- Where you will be doing it El Salvador
- You are qualified if you
- Can apply your extensive knowledge of supply chain management in textile or apparel manufacturing.
- Have experience increasing profitability margins through forecasting and logistics.
- Can volunteer approximately 12 days in 2019 to be a remote and in-person business advisor.
- Possess business expansion experience, ideally with an international focus.
- Harbor a passion for business, creating jobs in economically fragile El Salvador.
- When Starting April 2019
- Discovery 8 hours remotely by Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp
- Field Work 5 days in El Salvador
- Follow-up 8 hours a month for up to 6 months
- How much will it cost you?
Tax-deductible membership contribution to Bpeace (starting at $10 a month).
- Some travel costs (Bpeace pays for your airfare and hotel).