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Supply Chain Manager - Industrial Manufacturing

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Engineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Rail & Transport Insfrastructure
LocationsSomerset, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted05 December 2018

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A really exciting opportunity to join a Global manufacturer who employ in excess of 15,000 people worldwide and who are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. This role operates at the Senior Management level and you will be integral in driving change, improving process and developing a mid size team to the best of their ability.

Client Details

A company which has been established in Somerset for over 150 years and prides itself on their family values. They are a large manufacturer with a global customer base.

  • Develop and lead the execution of a global supply chain strategy that supports business objectives for Material Cost Reduction, Supplier OTD, Inventory Reduction, Supplier Quality, and Supplier Lead Times
  • Set and maintain ERP settings, Kanban sizing parameters and ordering policies in line with corporate guidelines to ensure material flow is optimised to improve customer metrics while optimising inventory levels and demand fluctuations throughout the supply chain
  • Drive increasing inventory turns by developing, implementing and managing innovative material replenishment processes, including, but not limited to KanBan’s, vendor managed inventory and supplier consignments
  • Actively participate in Sales, Inventory & Operations (SIOP) Demand Review and Site-SIOP process by providing objective, fact-based analysis on material supply constraints and overall inventory performance
  • Drive continuous improvement in the supply base by communicating objective performance metrics, focused on lead-time reduction, on-time delivery improvement, quality improvement, and cost reduction
  • Improve the intellectual capital of the personnel involved with Supply Chain through the design and implementation of professional development programmes aimed at elevating employee's skill set, knowledge and contribution levels


The successful candidate will have come from a Technical background with a proven track record of leading a Supply Chain through business transformation.
  • Proven ability in managing and developing a mid-large size team
  • Heavy exposure to implementation of Lean concepts
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively perform in multi-functional teams in a dynamic work environment
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and influence up, down, and across organisational lines
  • Degree educated or relevant professional qualification such as APICS OR MCIPS

Job Offer

Salary starts at £55,000 plus package.

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