Head of Supply Chain

Posted 10 September by Elevation Recruitment LTD
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Job Summary

The Head of Supply Chain is responsible for determining the strategic direction of the function while ensuring the smooth running of both internal and external production supplies in accordance with customer delivery requirements. The primary focus of the role is to plan and implement all activities relating to the timely and cost-effective procurement, inventory control, capacity planning, distribution and quality control of a wide range of goods. The Head of Supply Chain will recognise when changing business environments, both internal and external, impact the supply chain function, and they will take appropriate steps to maintain the department's effectiveness and efficiency always.

As the Head of Supply Chain you will be required to manage people, processes and systems. With help of the department managers, you would be responsible to manage the core departments which make up the supply chain function - purchasing, supply chain, 3pl contracts and warehousing. You will ensure productivity targets are met and implement and maintain administration systems.

Key Responsibilities

*Develop a supply chain strategy that supports the company performance objectives.
*Development & delivery of integrated processes to achieve optimal supply chain performance through the relevant sector supply chains.
*Management of Procurement, including supplier collaboration, procure services to meet BOM's, supply chain and logistical goals optimising costs to meet customer requirements.
*Managing and reporting on work in progress and physical stock to meet targets across the business.
*Ensuring compliance with the Company's Supply Chain/Logistics Policies and standards.
*Providing leadership support and coaching to further develop the teams.
*Producing regular reports and statistics on a weekly/monthly basis.
*Driving gross profit margin through buying, selection, negotiation.
*Participate in various projects to innovate product and/or meet market demands.


*Minimum of 5 year's experience as a Supply Chain Manager within the Manufacturing or similar operations based business
*10 years working experience in Supply Chain
*Significant experience working in a high value low volume manufacturing environment
*Advanced MRP / ERP user
*S&OP exposure

Education & Qualifications

*Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or a related discipline would be advantageous
*Post graduate qualifications in Business or supply chain

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: up to £60,000.00 /year + Car, Pension, Holiday, Life insurance

Required skills

  • Capacity Planning
  • Change Management
  • Sourcing
  • Expedition
  • Master Scheduling
  • supply chain
  • procurement
  • BOM
  • Material Forecasting
  • Suppler Quality

Reference: 35784555

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