Supply Chain Manager

Job Id:  6714

Sofia Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria

Department:  SCM
Function:  SCM
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level

UPL Limited (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070, LSE: UPLL) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg®, UPL is focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Supply Chain Manager
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria (hybrid)


Person on this position is going to be responsible for operational management and development of the supply chain planning and logistics for UPL in Bulgaria. Reports to the Head of Supply Chain CEE. Works closely with local sales department, marketing & finance as well Regional and Europe Supply Chain Teams (supply/demand/production), local warehouses.


Job Description:

  • Contribute to the local S&OP process in Bulgaria with right inputs to the process
  • Ensure availability of products based on planning & forecasting (challenging sales forecast, preparation of purchase plan/APO DP)
  • Ensure healthy inventory for all products to optimize product availability at lowest inventory cost (manages budget for local warehouse)
  • Responsible for placing purchase requirements to production and supply teams in Europe, India, and 3rd parties
  • Acts as support and backup to colleagues in the customer service and logistics team
  • Taking ownership for and ensuring the continuous improvement of:
    • The Forecasting and planning accuracy
    • Inventory levels by reducing SLOBS and extensive Inventory
    • Supporting new company initiatives: SAP implementation/changes
    • Supporting integration of the company: portfolio and processes


Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least 4-5 years of professional experience in supply chain/logistics
  • Good knowledge of SAP ERP system
  • Advanced level of MS Office - Excel
  • Experience in planning strategy, supply management, stock management
  • Fluent Bulgarian
  • Very good command of English
  • High communication skills
  • Ability to influence others, also when not having formal authority/direct reporting line


UPL offers:

A dynamic and pleasant work environment, with lots of variation in your day-to-day activities. Besides a good salary you will observe excellent secondary benefits. You have the freedom to re-define the framework of your job description as you prove your value to the organization as you go. Work from home is possible twice a week.


Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies:

UPL and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("UPL") have an internal recruiting department. UPL may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters ("Agency"). Agencies should only contact UPL’s Human resources department (hereafter referred to as HR department) for staffing requirements at UPL which would present all candidates internally. Agency must obtain written approval from UPL's HR department before submitting resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening will UPL pay the agreed upon service fees. UPL will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place.


Diversity&Inclusion at UPL:

UPL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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