German Speaking Supply Chain Team Leader

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Milton Keynes
£35000 - £40000 per annum
14 Apr 2017
14 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
To lead the supply chain team and co-ordinate the planning of materials requirements, including designated special projects. To provide support with improvement initiatives throughout the business.

Client Details

My client is a leading manufacturer based in Milton Keynes


  • Forecast materials requirements and to plan stock levels accordingly
  • Continually review the planning process to optimise stock levels in the UK whilst minimising back-orders, works orders and the requirement for transfers from German warehouse
  • To expedite materials required up to their delivery in the UK warehouse
  • To manage the core procurement from UK suppliers
  • To manage the non-core procurement of goods and services
  • To build collaborative relationships with key suppliers and head office
  • To manage the subcontract for the transit of goods from head office and the transport hub in Germany to Milton Keynes
  • To ensure that all of the regular tasks of the planning dept. including the support activities, which they undertake are carried out in a timely and effective manner
  • To monitor departmental KPIs, taking action to achieve and maintain target levels as appropriate
  • To ensure departmental control lists are actioned regularly
  • To train staff and identify training requirements
  • To support Continuous Improvement initiatives both within the department and also throughout the business


Essential Skills

  • Computer literate with intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good communication skills and business level German
  • Demand planning experience
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
Additional/Desirable Skills

  • CIPS qualified

Job Offer

This role is paying up between £35,000 - £40,000