Supply Chain Manager

£45-55k + benefits
17 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
We are looking for a strategic supply chain manager for a well-established manufactured based in the South West.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process to SC level.

Purpose of the role

Develop and implement policies and processes covering the selection of suppliers, performance measurement, materials and components purchase and related internal and external liaison with business areas and key suppliers.

Achieve and sustain the on-time arrival of quality compliant materials and components in full at their points of use within the site operation through the strategic and tactical development and management of the supply base, driving sustainable improvements in supplier performance and continuously improving the internal supply chain processes as well as individual performances within them to establish a robust and agile supply chain function that has capacity and capability to support the changing Customer needs and those of site operations.

Key Responsibilities

- Ensure that supplies of materials and components are available when they are needed to meet changing levels of demand for the Company's products.
- Plan and control the sourcing, procurement and deployment of a diverse range of materials, components and services in a timely and cost efficient manner, exercising effective inventory controls to prevent excess inventory, enable ease of cycle counts and rotation of stock and avoid build-up of redundant / obsolete stock.
- Establish Operational Scorecard, Master Schedule and Policy Targets
- Achieve first time through objectives - ensuring right parts are in the right place at the right time
- Track and correct supplier performance in respect of service, reliability, quality and price, and identify and implement opportunities for improvement.
- Manage strategic relationships with key suppliers and industry bodies.
- Identify key suppliers and new suppliers, establishing long term commercial and ethical supplier relationships that are beneficial to the business and which assure the on-time supply of quality- compliant materials and components to the site.
- Review RFQs (Requests for Quotations) daily to identify exceptional business opportunities / problems / issues and determine best solutions to the sourcing and purchasing of required materials within the agreed price and timescales.
- Ensure there are appropriate contractual obligations in supplier agreements which minimise risk to the Company.
- Allocate, monitor and adjust resources to meet changing delivery needs. Management, training, direction and motivation of staff within the Planning and Procurement activities of the site.
- Support the training of the supply chain personnel in developing their skill and knowledge to identify how to maximise the business opportunities presented whilst minimising risk.
- Develop, govern and maintain documentation in support of key supplier and development initiatives.
- Promote a culture of continuous improvement and support continuous improvement programmes across site operations.
- Build good working relationships and to communicate effectively with internal and external colleagues. Promoting a culture of teamwork, co-operation, support and high morale within the department.
- Manage production & non production Inventory levels within budget and ensure compliance to Internal Control standards.
- Manage obsolescence through effective run in / run out parts management.
- Keep abreast of changes to appropriate laws governing the UK, US Export /Re-Export controls.
- Develop and implement solutions that improve and extend the supply chain to improve service to customers and meet or exceed the customer's needs where possible.
- Managing and Implementing improvement processes and procedures to ensure the efficient receipt, storage, stock management and dispatch of materials
- Comply with Health and Safety and all relevant legal and Company policy and procedures.
- Undertake any other duties specified by the Site Operations Manager.

Specific Skills Required:

- Should hold or be willing to work towards the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply "Certificate of Competence in Purchasing and Supply" or the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT UK).
- BTEC / HNC/D or similar degree in supply chain management / business studies.

Essential Skills:

- A strong proven track-record in leading major procurement exercises (inviting/selecting tenders, managing contracts) and/or contract development work and/or developing suppliers.
- A proven track-record in making a significant contribution towards developing and improving the procurement function.
- Extensive experience in buying / sourcing in an Aerospace / Defence environment, with a good understanding of UK Export Controls and an awareness of US Export /Re Export Control Legislation.
- Experience in managing supply chain rationalisation and cost initiatives.
- Experience of negotiation contracts & agreements with suppliers
- Thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management concepts surrounding planning, scheduling and purchasing supplier selection.
- Computer literacy using Microsoft Office products, such as, Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint.
- A valid driving licence and a willingness to travel as the job necessitates.

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