Supply Chain Manager

Core Talent Recruitment
11 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Supply Chain Manager (Purchasing)



£40,000 - £45,000 (Depending on experience)

Due to a recent organisational restructure, our client based in the Derbyshire area is searching for a driven Head of Supply Chain to form part of their senior management team.

The business are a well established and highly sought after Automotive business and they are looking for a strategically focused Supply Chain Manager with an emphasis on purchasing and materials to oversee the direct / indirect procurement, planning stores and materials functions for their busy and innovative manufacturing facility. The business has industry leading products and is looking at entering into new markets.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Operations Director, this role will take full strategic responsibility for Supply Chain whilst interacting with the wider business on engineering, production and planning.

Key responsibilities include:

* Managing a team consisting of purchasing, stores and materials

* Manage a supply of goods and materials to support the production program

* Achieve business targets in terms of inventory turns, cost reductions, supplier performance metrics etc.

* Develop new sources of supply in line with product technological requirements

* Promote a high performance organisation within Supply Chain function

* Manage working capital with regards to Inventory management and supplier payment

* Develop and maintain third party shipping providers

* Lead management of key supplier relationships; encouraging value-based strategic partnerships

* Working with other areas of the business to take forward designs and prototypes of new products

The Person

The ideal Supply Chain Manager will need to be driven and be able to show true leadership qualities.

Key experiences required:

* Significant experience with managing a team, ideally in a high specification, low volume engineering company

* Automotive experience is preferable but not essential

* A proven track record of enhancing a supply chain and delivering on projects

* Familiar with MRP and ERP systems, SAP would be beneficial

* Good track record of directly negotiating major contracts

* Experience in developing new international sources of supply

* Good planning skills

* Ideally will have a Supply Chain/Engineering Degree

* MCIPS is desirable

The Company

Our client are a well established name in their market. They are investing heavily in their UK operation and have scope to train and develop all staff. They offer excellent benefits and have genuine opportunities for progression.

There is an immediate need to recruit this role and our client are keen to interview as soon as possible. If interested please apply now.

Key Words:

Supply Chain Manager , Purchasing Manager , Planning Manager , Automotive , Engineering , Manufacturing

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