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Supply Chain Lead

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorChemicals, Manufacturing
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted24 January 2019

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Supply Chain Lead - Manufacturing, FMCG - Warrington

Client Details

Our client is a chemical manufacturing company providing world-class speciality products. They are based close to Warrington and have multiple sites in the UK and throughout the rest of the world. They place heavy focus on continuous improvements, lean measures and integrated supply chain to offer customers security and consistency. Due to their high standards of production, the organisation has high profitable growth year-on-year striving to achieve longevity for a sustainable future.


As the Supply Chain Lead you will:

- Contribute ideas for continuous improvement and other lean manufacturing incentives
- Liaise with the Master Production Scheduler (MPS) to ensure the supply plan and scheduling plans are synergised and metric reporting and other requirements are finalised
- Liaise with the MPS and UK Purchasing Manager to support supply chain processes related to agreed demand and customer requirements
- Ensure raw material needs for the production plan are raised through purchase orders and facilitate throughout the whole process until finished goods
- Help track the raw material inventory levels, WIP levels and finished good levels through SAP/MRP software
- Providing feedback to the MPS around any concerns, issues or opportunities related to the plants planning/scheduling or on any slow-moving, blocked and obsolete materials
- Support the MPS to ensure optimal inventory levels are utilised from the Warrington site and across the distribution network
- Comply with company Health, Safety and Environment legislations and polices


- Has 3-4+ years within a manufacturing environment (preferably chemical)
- Has a minimum of 5 years experience in a Supply Chain Lead or planning/purchasing position in previous role (preferably chemical)
- Is of minimum A-Level standard
- Has experience using SAP software or any other integrated ERP/SAP
- Has strong working knowledge using IT, including Excel
- Is a influencing participant of a team with contributing ideas and listening abilities
- Is able to work independently and use their own initiatives to suggest ideas and problem solve/seize opportunities when needed
- Is fluent English and has strong verbal/non-verbal presentation and communication skills and able to develop written/verbal instructions on processes

Job Offer

Between £30,000 and £40,000 (based on previous experience) plus a competitive package and the opportunity to broaden your skillset and develop your abilities within a fast-paced environment.

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