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Supply Chain Director

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Manufacturing
Town/CityWest Midlands
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted05 December 2018

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We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Supply Chain function, reporting to our VP. Within this role you will work holistically across all Supply Chain sites in collaboration with site based Supply Chain and Functional leads to oversee, embed and deliver key strategic initiatives in line with our business strategy and practices throughout the Supply Chain Function in order to deliver outstanding results.

Client Details

My client is a leading Aerospace organisation based in the West Midlands


Working within our $1.4 billion organisation, across our 3000 strong supplier base with a spend of $700 million, the position is located at our headquarters in the west midlands and as a front and back office facing role, will require regular travel across Italy, France, UK and Rockford to meet customer and business needs.

You will have a wealth of knowledge and experience of working within various capacities within a Manufacturing organisation, progressing through to their current Leadership role within Supply Chain. You will be an established leader with a proven track record delivering results across Supply Chain with strategic capabilities as well as be hands-on and comfortable with tactical execution.

As Supply Chain Transformation Director you will:

  • Drive a continuous improvement culture across all Supply Chain and partnering functions.
  • Be responsible for delivery of process excellence, supplier delivery assurance and buffer stock delivery across all Sites.
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives aligned to the supply chain strategy.
  • Execute key Supply Chain strategies, goals and action plans to contribute to the achievement of business objectives within a fast paced, collaborative, highly matrixed environment.
  • Work in partnership with the Quality Team across our global sites ensuring quality improve process capability, using ZDP™ tools.
  • Drive and influence the continuous improvement culture across all sites Supply Chain teams and promote a positive, progressive and collaborative working environment.
  • Engage and lead indirect teams acting as coach and mentor to develop performance across a diverse population.
  • Deliver key presentations to senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Act as Deputy to the Supply Chain VP when required.

  • Be degree qualified in Engineering, Operations, Business Management, or other equivalent qualification.
  • A focus on the importance of Talent Development, including building high performing Team (direct and indirect)
  • Demonstrable background as a Senior Supply Chain Leader, working within a corporate, complex matrix based organisation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence and build strong business relationship with a diverse customer group.
  • Strength of character, resolve and drive for results. Someone who enjoys working within a fast paced ever evolving organisation.
  • Experience of interpreting, analysing complex data sets, with ability to translate with ease into purposeful communications.
  • Experience of leading presentations to Senior Leaders and external customers.
  • Demonstrable Continuous Improvement experience within a leadership role within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of managing challenging negotiations and achieving the desired outcome.
  • Pro activity, an individual who drives change and seeks opportunity for improvements.
  • Focused on exceeding expectations and comfortable with working independently.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems (SAP or similar
  • Passionate desire to excel against demanding customer expectations.
  • Ability to think creatively, wisely and apply your influential personality.
  • A passion to take ownership and deliver as both leader and member in a winning and supportive team environment.
  • It would also be desirable if you:
  • Had good Aerospace product knowledge (processes, manufacturing techniques, quality requirements)

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