Supply Chain Manager

GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum +
14 Mar 2018
09 Apr 2018
Andrew John Cooke
Specialist Area
Supply chain
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The successful Supply Chain Manager in manufacturing and production will focus on continually improving on all aspects of the supply chain in order to meet operations objectives in terms of safety, quality, cost and delivery (SQCD). The purpose of this role is to lead and manage the supply chain activities within the plant in order to maximise Plant performance and Customer satisfaction.

Client Details

My client in Leicestershire is a global organisation with over 10,000+ employees and $2bn + turnover. They utilise their global presence to deliver a world class customer experience. As a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of equipment.


The key responsibilities of the Supply Chain Manager is to;

  • Lead, develop and motivate teams to achieve, and where possible, exceed the Plant objectives. Implement effective personnel management in order to maximize team potential, taking into consideration flexibility, skills and individuals' potential.
  • Management of Top Level Order planning, scheduling, prioritisation and customer communication considering capacity, throughput times, lead-times and transportation, to maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Manage and maintain Order data and reports to support customer satisfaction, plant performance and continual improvement.
  • Oversee the Plant Purchasing function ensuring that materials and services are expedited and obtained according to demands, as well as meeting quality/specification/cost requirements.
  • Management of Plant related inventory, processes and procedures including Excess and Obsolete controls, Cycle Counting, stock rotation, stock security and inventory turns.
  • Oversee the Plant transport, shipping and logistics function ensuring the European strategy and policy is maintained. Objective is to ensure best delivery and service at the optimum cost, as well as to manage, maintain and optimise warehouse storage, in a safe working environment.
  • Manage departmental workload, maximizing flexibility and skills across the functions, as required. Ensure departmental costs are managed in-line with budget expectations (and/or management instruction). Develop and report departmental measures necessary to drive continuous improvement through areas of responsibility.
    Lead, develop and implement lean concepts and change, such as pull systems, one-piece flow, Kanban, waste elimination, visual management and lean processing, to optimise business unit performance and reduce costs.
  • Ensure safe working practices are implemented and adhered to. Authority to stop any process or activity that may be unsafe, potentially unsafe or in breach of environmental procedures or policy.


The successful Supply Chain Manager will have/possess;

  • Relevant supply chain qualification e.g. APICS/CIPS
  • 5 years' experience within Supply Chain management role, with experience of production planning, inventory management, shipping & logistics, purchasing, customer service and data analysis & analytical reporting
  • Strong understanding of ERP fundamentals
  • Experience of working with lean manufacturing
  • Experience of managing and coaching team
  • IT literate - Microsoft Office, especially to a high level within Microsoft Excel.

  • Must live or be happy to commute to Leicestershire

Job Offer

For this manufacturing and production role, the offer is for a;

  • Great opportunity for an outgoing, proactive and tenacious person to enter a growing market, with all necessary support
  • Excellent package available

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