Supply Chain Manager Birmingham
Published: 15th February 2021
Job Type
£55k - 65k per year


Supply Chain Manager

Location: Croydon, Mitcham, Epsom, Bromley, Surrey

Salary: 55-65k + benefits (dependant on experience)

Benefits: Pension – 6%, Annual Bonus, Life Assurance, Private Healthcare

The Client:

The Supply Chain Manager role is a key member of the operations management team and is directly responsible for the Purchasing and Logistics operations.

Reporting into the Operations Manager locally but also with a functional reporting line into the group purchasing structure the role offers the successful candidate opportunities at a local and regional level to work in a truly global organisation.

Candidates must have experience of working within an engineering environment in a senior purchasing role. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Strategic management of all aspects of materials management 
  • Management of purchasing & logistics personnel on a day to day basis ensuring performance levels match the levels expected.
  • Responsible for continued focus on minimising inventory levels based on improved purchasing policies.
  • Ensure materials supply is co-ordinated and is linked to customer requirements i.e. parts are available when required and then picking/dispatching is timely and accurate.
  • Management and development of the suppliers of our low volume, highly bespoke engineered components, mainly from highly skilled machine shops and tool rooms.
  • Develop partnerships internally with our parent group in Germany to manage our supply of parts in an efficient and timely manner        
  • Control MRP and consequent materials purchasing and rescheduling working in conjunction with our Sales teams and Production Controllers.
  • Represent the UK business in global Purchasing and Logistics initiatives leading and supporting projects as required
  • Use continuous improvement techniques to improve department performance
  • Maintain accuracy of inventory levels via good stores practices and confirm via cycle counting.  Ensure suitability of storage methods for product preservation.
  • Keep distribution costs under review and at all times ensure the optimum balance of performance, flexibility and cost is achieved from our distribution partners
  • Optimise imports to minimise customs costs
  • Work with the quality department to ensure speedy and detailed resolutions to supplier quality issues are delivered within our non-conformance process.
  • Work within commercial conditions set by the company

Key Competencies

  • Degree qualified and membership of CIPS would be an advantage.
  • Extensive experience of purchasing low volume engineered parts from a range of machine shops would be a distinct advantage.
  • Significant experience in a purchasing role, preferably at a leadership level
  • An Engineering background or experience of working within an engineering environment is essential
  • Good all round communication and IT skills including knowledge of MRP systems is essential
  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • Analytical ability (costing, finance and performance)
  • Candidates must have experience of working within an engineering environment in a senior purchasing role

 Benefits Package

  • Salary Bracket £55k - £65k (dependent on experience)
  • Car Allowance
  • 20 days holiday (pro rata)
  • Annual Bonus (pro rata on year of joining)
  • Life Assurance
  • Pensions 3% EE and 6% ER
  • Private Health Care
  • Dental Scheme
  • Other Benefits

To apply for this role please submit your latest CV or contact Aspect Resources on 0121 794 8181

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