Supply Chain Manager

Posted 8 September by Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for leading, planning and developing the supply chain; strategic planning and material management.

Client Details

My client is a growing SME who has recently been taken over by a larger European business. Their site in Basingstoke has over 50 operatives across both manufacturing and assemblies lines as well as the wider Supply Chain, Design & Engineering team on-site. After the take over they have some exciting growth plans and need an individual to streamline processes, improve efficiency, control costs and monitor supplier performance.


The focus is to lead the small team of two (Junior Buyer/Inventory Manager) at Basingstoke to ensure sufficient stock levels to supply to customers; both the customer in manufacturing or the end user. Order stock from current/new suppliers whilst focusing on cost, quality and delivery.

  • Maintain consignment stock levels and reporting whilst working closely with the Inventory Manager
  • Work with the Group Procurement Category Managers to develop a robust supply chain
  • Support the Quality department in all aspects of their role and provide support where required
  • Plan and implement the overall Supply Chain strategy; including creating and managing budgets
  • Data analysis to identify issues and/or opportunities for improvements
  • Identify new sources of supply for the business


The ideal candidate will have a Procurement and Supply Chain background within a manufacturing business with management experience. Have knowledge of sourcing and negotiation of new suppliers, supplier relationship management, implementation of supplier score cards and knowledge of the wider Supply Chain functions.

Job Offer

Competitive salary & package alongside the opportunity to drive change and make improvements within a growing business

Required skills

  • Inventory Management
  • Negotiation
  • Process Improvement
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Influencing

Reference: 40841451

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