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Supply Chain Manager / Operations Manager

RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Automotive & Transport Systems, Chemicals, Energy & Utilities, Engineering, Engineering - Other, FMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Mining, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Rail & Transport Insfrastructure, Technology & Electronics
Salary£50,000 to £60,000 per annum
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management, Operations, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted08 June 2017

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An SME manufacturing business operating within the defence sector are recruiting a Supply Chain Manager. Applicants need end-to-end supply chain expertise within a production manufacturing environment, and be able to manage a multi-disciplined team.

The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for end-to-end supply chain activities including; strategic planning, resource planning, management of MRP system, materials & subcontract procurement, and logistics & shipping. The Production & Test team will also report into the Supply Chain Manager. Working within an SME environment, the Supply Chain Manager will work closely with technical and engineering stakeholders to support overall Operations and Manufacturing strategies. This role would be well suited to candidates from either a Supply Chain Management, Materials Management or Operations Management background.

Specific duties of the Supply Chain Manager will include:

1. Procurement of a materials & sub-contract spend of c£3M
2. Manage, modify and where possible improve the MRP system
3. Business Risk - Establish supplier continuity plans and ensure a robust supply chain
4. Handle Make Vs Buy decisions
5. Provide leadership to a multi-disciplined supply chain team, and Production & Test Manager
6. Lead Materials Management activities - cycle counting, obsolesce management etc.
7. Oversee shipping, logistics and despatch activities
8. Ensure customer delivery dates are met
9. Foster excellent stakeholder relationships with - Design, Manufacturing and Production
10. Contribute to an environment of LEAN and Continuous Improvement

Prospective Supply Chain Manager applicants should meet the following criteria:

1. Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management or Operations experience in a manufacturing arena
2. Knowledge of, or exposure to the defence sector is desirable but not essential
3. An understanding of manufacturing techniques and processes
4. Experience of managing a developing a multi-functional team
5. The ability to support process and continuous improvement activities
6. Experience supporting NPI, batch or prototype production

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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