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Supply Chain Manager

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Salary: £50k - 55k per year + BONUS & BENEFITS

Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 05 Feb 2019

Reference: 4281

Supply Chain Manager required to join a large, well established manufacturing company based in Leamington Spa on a Permanent basis, paying circa £50,000 - £55,000 per annum PLUS Bonus & Benefits.

Our client is a key player in the manufacturing world, with an undisputed reputation for iconic designs, undeniable quality and award-winning innovation. Due to the growth of our client they are currently looking to recruit an experienced Supply Chain Manager to undertake the strategic procurement for materials, products and services, optimising economies of scale of key suppliers across the entire organisation using best practices associated with supply chain management.

Reporting directly to the Manufacturing Manager the successful Supply Chain Manager will work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders from an office environment with the requirement to travel on occasion to external business both in the UK and when required internationally.

In return for your proven skill and experience within a Supply Chain Management position, you will benefit from a salary in the region of £50,000 - £55,000 per annum alongside key benefits to include; a target driven profit share bonus of up to 10%, attendance bonus, internal rewards programme, pension contribution, childcare vouchers and 33 days holiday entitlement (inclusive of bank holidays)


  • Identifying areas of procurement synergy across the operating units whereby cost savings can be derived through economies of scale
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis and benchmarking activity
  • Review, evaluate, and approve specifications for issuing out to potential vendors for quotation
  • Working closely with Product Development to ensure new products are delivered on time in the most cost-effective way
  • Working closely with Product Development and customer services to ensure any supplier related warranty issues are addressed
  • Identifying and maintaining supply of third-party product identified as commercially viable to AR working in close liaison with sales, marketing and product development
  • Ensuring suppliers are held accountable for warranty failures and substandard product claiming financial reimbursement where applicable resolving vendor or contractor grievances as and when they should arise
  • Ensure all suppliers work within the guidelines in line with our Ethical Trading Initiative policy and International Standards -14001 (environment), 9001 (quality)
  • Identification key vendors and assessment of their ability to supply against determined criteria
  • Establishing and negotiate contracts for supplier service level agreements (SLA’s)
  • The resolution of any contractual issues aligned to supplier agreements where appropriate
  • The creation and maintenance of a key vendor supply database
  • Working closely with finance to ensure all budget criteria are maintained
  • Ensure all stock and supplier stock turns are maintained in line with company guidelines
  • Ensuring zero shortages / track stoppages running an effective logistics team maintaining and improving various methods of vendor stock control and replenishment
  • Ensuring stock replenishment systems are adhered to and tailored to suit the needs of the business
  • Introduce systems for benchmarking the purchasing process including such elements as vendor rating etc.
  • Effective liaison with other purchasing professionals at other operating units to ensure that any benefits are fully recognised for Group purchasing strength and expertise
  • Work closely with other units purchasing staff ensuring the introduction of World Class Purchasing techniques
  • Manage and develop the team of buyers and logistics personnel
  • Ensure the delivery of purchased parts are 100% OTDIF and the process/supplier base considers supply contingency and dual sourcing solutions
  • Embed a culture of continuous improvement
  • Work with Manufacturing management team and Product Development to deliver on Lean Projects
  • Evaluate and adopt world class/best practice solutions


  • CIPS qualified
  • Evidence of implementing significant cost saving initiatives
  • Thorough knowledge of best practice techniques associated with supply chain management and supplier development
  • Experienced of being a lead negotiator
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Capable of compiling detailed reports with recommendations
  • Ability to quickly build rapport
  • An understanding of Lean Principles
  • Preferably degree educated