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Salary: £30 per hour

Location: Castle Bromwich, West Midlands

Job Type: Contract

Date Listed: 29 Oct 2021

Reference: 5176

Procurement & Logistics Lead
Castle Bromwich
: Days – 40 hours.
£30.00 per hour
Contract – ongoing
Inside IR35

Procurement & Logistic Role:

The role of Procurement & Logistics Lead has the primary responsibility of leading a team of people to ensure material availability to support the production schedule as well as the management of the Inbound and Outbound supply chain process in a very dynamic evolving business.

Other responsibilities include managing inventory levels, supporting material/product level revisions, interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required.

  •      Manage the team to place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required by forecast and the production schedule.
  •      Manage the team to monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication, and mitigation of future potential problems
  •      Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes
  •      Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times
  •      Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development
  •      Manage the inter-company flow or materials between warehouse locations
  •      Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers
  •      Manage the supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling
  •      Setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (MOQ, lead time, safety stocks)
  •      Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options
  •      Ensure and promote compliance to Company and Procurement policies and procedures

Procurement & Logistic Skills Required:

  •      Recent experience of leading and managing teams specifically in a supply chain & logistics capacity
  •      Expert applied knowledge of forecasting, MRP, transportation, supply chain, inventory management and warehousing disciplines
  •      Experience establishing and employing demand-pull material planning methods
  •      Proficient with MS Office suite
  •      Advanced skills with MS Excel

Procurement & Logistic Experience:

  •      Experience Required: Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail
  •      Excellent organization, communication, and follow-up skills
  •      Able to influence others & manage conflict
  •      Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations
  •      Extremely high standards of excellence
  •     Analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving.