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Supply Chain Manager

Reference #: VAC10466
Location: Midlands
Salary: £40000 - £45000
Sector: P.O.S
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 07/09/2018

Our client is currently looking to appoint a Supply Chain Manager to take full accountability of the supply chain function, along with line management responsibility. 

If you are looking for a rewarding role being part of this fantastic site, and have a passion for supply chain excellence then you could be the person that our client is looking for.

The Role

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful individual will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the supply chain for the site. With responsibilities covering the end to end planning of the factory (inc warehousing), raw material ordering and managing the 3rd party logistics contract. You will work closely with a variety of Functions, from sales, paper, operations and 3rd party logistics suppliers, to make & deliver products to customers in a timely manner whilst maintaining the lowest cost.

A crucial element of this role will be forward planning and you should be someone who thinks ahead and is used to implementing robust Sales & Operations planning processes and managing a planning team.


Directly line manage the Supply Chain Team members including their performance management and absence management/reporting
Contribute to creating a positive HSEQ culture and ensure effective compliance with all relevant procedures
Ensure the effective running of the supply chain department on a day-to-day basis and the strategic development of the Team and Department to deliver on the site’s targets and Business plan in line with Divisional/Group initiatives
Responsible for KPI monitoring and reporting, OTIF and reducing plant downtime
Balance production and inventory levels with demand and customer services levels, inventory turn goals and capacity utilisation/staffing requirements
Control inbound supply operations including raising purchase requisitions and forecasts for raw materials and receiving inventory
Manage stock levels to ensure stock turnover, ageing and obsoleting targets are achieved
Manage the department complaints procedure by actively investigating, identifying root cause and resolving NCR’s
Using S&OP forecasting determine if production will be constrained in future periods, manage production plans and identify potential corrective action and constantly review working overtime and outsourcing
Deliver continuous improvement activity to improve the supply chain operations

Skills & Experience

Management Experience
Previous Demand Planning and Forecasting experience is a pre-requisite
Previous experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding supply-chain environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong attention to detail
Computer literate, with a good understanding of Microsoft Office software
Evidence of continuous learning and development during career
The ability to demonstrate how our corporate values will be applied in the workplace: Caring, Challenging, Trusted, Responsive and Tenacious

Ideal Experience

Knowledge of packaging and/or print environments
Working knowledge of CDM


Up to £45k basic depending on experience

•25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

•Competitive Pension and Life Insurance Package

•Annual cycle to work scheme

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