Supply Chain Manager

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    £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Company Pension, performance bonus

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    Sarah Lane

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    01392 423 301

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    over 1 year ago

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    Sarah Lane

Supply Chain Manager

The Supply Chain Manager of this customer focused company within the home improvements and renewables sector, will be responsible for the delivery of distribution, purchasing and customer support. The Supply Chain Manager creates a supportive, collaborative environment where a united and focused team has the motivation, capacity, capability and opportunity to work across the business to execute the business plan, learn and develop professionally and personally, and succeed in safety.  You will be responsible for 16 staff within this highly successful SME, manage 40 key suppliers (and in the region of 200 global suppliers), with a stock holding value of £1.4 Million.

Supplier management:
to ensure management of the supply chain by nurturing the relationships with our suppliers so that they are the best they can be, that communication is consistent and reliable and that stock control risks are mitigated to contribute to 100% OTIF inbound target
Distribution: to deliver high customer satisfaction at optimal stockholding for the best balance between customer demand and working capital whilst maximising operational process efficiency delivering on time in full outbound deliveries and engineers’ field service visits to our customers
  • To optimise warehousing space and stock turnover whilst ensuring the execution of distribution strategies so that capacity develops sustainably and safely as we grow
  • Promote a positive and inclusive HS&E company culture, ensure that an HS&E policy is in place adhering to regulatory compliance & standards
  • To ensure purchasing is conducted in a collaborative and professional manner, that our network of key supplier relationships is maintained and developed and to deliver annual cost savings to meet the agreed expectations of the business
  • To monitor and report on key supply chain relationships, highlighting potential risks and proposing mitigating strategies
Qualifications, Experience & Skills:
  • Motivational leader with a track record of developing people and driving performance
  • Experience with transport, logistics and warehousing practices is essential
  • Strong negotiation and persuasive skills are necessary, especially in dealing with external stakeholders
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and inform others
  • Must be highly motivated and energetic with an ability to operate in a dynamic work environment with changing priorities
  • Purchasing /procurement (e.g. CIPS) qualification is desirable
  • Health and safety qualification such as IOSH advantageous
  • Solution-focussed with ability to find simple answers to complex problems
  • Experience with production processes and lean continuous improvement is desirable
  • Business management experience and qualifications are beneficial (e.g. such as MBA)
  • Growing company with a clear vision and purpose
  • Individual Performance Related Bonus up to 2% of salary
  • Up to 3% matched pension contributions
  • 23 days holiday (rising to 28 with tenure) plus bank holidays
  • Full induction and ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Regular appraisals and coaching
  • Company Summer and Christmas Parties
  • Cyclescheme
  • Customer Service Recognition Scheme
  • Recruitment referral Scheme
  • 10% membership discount for LED leisure
  • Long Service Awards
  • Institute of Customer Service Distinction
  • IIP accredited for over 15 years