Supply Chain Manager

Theo James Recruitment
Durham, UK
Closing date
16 Oct 2020

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Job Title: Supply Chain Manager


County Durham

The Company:

Due to the continued growth this well-known north east business is looking to recruit a new Supply Chain Manager to lead the planning and logistics functions.

Salary of a Supply Chain Manager

Competitive depending on experience

Job Description of a Supply Chain Manager

The successful candidate will provide strong leadership ensuring that day-to-day Logistics functions run smoothly and that all demands and KPI's are achieved and well communicated.

Manage and develop team members to the level required to effectively support business needs including appraisals, training and development, communications, discipline, absence management, motivation, coaching and housekeeping

Manage all resources in labour, materials, stock, etc, to ensure most efficient running of the department

Set departmental objectives and strategy to continually improve the performance of the department to meet the demands of a 24/7 operation

Drive continuous improvement activities within areas of responsibility to deliver key objectives related to quality, volume, delivery cost and HSE

Work closely with other members of the senior management team to achieve site objectives

Provisions of reports, data and information as required on all areas of responsibility

Support and have active involvement in continuous improvement activities throughout the plant using root cause analysis and other problem solving / continuous improvement tools, i.e. Six Sigma, Lean, etc.

Compile and control the Logistics budget within agreed levels

Ensure export procedures and legal requirements are complied with

Skills & experience of a Supply Chain Manager

It is essential that the postholder will have proven experience gained in a fast moving, high volume manufacturing or automotive environment at a similar level.

Have knowledge and experience in the use of continuous improvement tools and techniques, foremost Kanban but also including 5S, 7W, SW, MIFA

Be able to demonstrate previous management of a team at varying levels within a business

Have previous experience of change management and its implementation

Understand Export procedures and legal requirements

Be numerate with strong problem solving and analytical skills

Able to work under pressure without supervision and on own initiative

Six Sigma certification would be advantageous

Why Should You Apply?

Be instrumental in driving change and making improvements that will affect the business
Work for a global leader

Theo James Recruitment specialise in Manufacturing & Engineering recruitment across the following disciplines.

Supply Chain/Logistics, Management
Quality - Engineering, Management
Design - Engineer, Management
Maintenance - Technician, Engineer, Management
Production / Process Engineering
Health, Safety & Environmental
Project Engineering, Management
Leadership and Management
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