Supply Chain Manager




Transport & Logistics


£50,000 Per Annum


Saffron Walden

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Supply Chain Manager

Saffron Walden

Salary: £50,000

The Company:

Our client are a family owned business who provide innovative chemistry equipment for safer, cleaner, greener, and more productive chemical research. Their largest customers are in the academic, pharmaceutical, biotech, agrochemical, chemical, and fine chemical markets. They sell directly in the UK and internationally via a network of distributors.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced supply chain professional to manage and develop their supply chain functions, delivering the highest service levels at the lowest operational costs. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to make a real impact by applying strong supply chain management and leadership skills within a growing and dynamic company.

Role Responsibilities:

• Managing Purchasing and Stores personnel - responsible for building high levels of communication, performance evaluation, development and capability. You will be expected to train, educate and lead your teams in the use of all necessary supply chain techniques

• Recommend and implement a clearly defined procurement and supply chain strategy to all necessary business functions for consistency of supplier management, sourcing and stocking

• Leading the procurement process, successfully delivering cost saving initiatives whilst improving the quality of goods and services received

• Working with existing and new suppliers to develop, improve and strengthen relationships and supply agreements, ensuring that supply meets the needs of the business

• Supplier negotiation to reduce costs and ensure profitability targets are met whilst still meeting customer demand

• Identify opportunities for better sourcing through innovation, improved services and commercial agreements

• Recommend and implement a clearly defined inventory management strategy to ensure company sales demands are met, whilst lead times and stock turn are improved

• Responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the warehouse, ensuring necessary physical inventory auditing systems are in place and being carried out

• Responsible for all shipping and logistics, including importing of raw materials, components and third party finished products and the worldwide shipping of all finished goods, ensuring that they are shipped safely, securely, cost effectively and ‘on-time’ to our customers

• Ensure that raw material supply meets the demand of our manufactured and assembled products

• Responsible for the quality control of all bought-in, in-house assembled and in-house manufactured products

• Responsible for developing, implementing, tracking, driving and reporting on all Supply Chain KPI’s

Essential Skills & Requirements:

MCIPS qualification or Degree related to supply chain, procurement, logistics, business management or related industry experience

• Several years’ experience in a supply chain / procurement / logistics role, ideally with some of this time working for a manufacturing / assembly company

• Good understanding of manufacturing, assembly, transportation and warehousing

• Experience of managing and developing teams

• Strong analytical and statistical skills, to understand supply and demand issues

• Experience in developing, implementing and delivering supply chain KPI’s

• Experience in supplier relationship management including negotiation, evaluation and supply agreements

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to deliver the companies goals

• Experience of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement would be a benefit

• Strong organisational, time management and prioritisation skills

• Fully IT literate with standard Microsoft Office packages, particularly using excel

• Experience and knowledge of working with MRP and ERP systems

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