Supply Chain Manager – Engineering – Full Time – Croydon

  • Permanent
  • Croydon
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Address Region: Greater London
  • Salary: £55000 - £65000/annum Excellent package plus car / bonus


The Company:

Blue chip supplier of drive technology and engineered services.

Comprehensive range of equipment is applicable to a wide range of industries including oil and gas, mining, rail and more.

The company has a strong and well-funded R&D strategy, encompassing market driven product development and blue sky technology research.

The Role:

Strategic management of all aspects of materials management. 

Management of purchasing & logistics personnel on a day to day basis ensuring performance levels match the levels expected.

Responsible for continued focus on minimising inventory levels based on improved purchasing policies.

Ensure materials supply is co-ordinated and is linked to customer requirements i.e. parts are available when required and then picking/dispatching is timely and accurate.

Management and development of the suppliers of our low volume, highly bespoke engineered components, mainly from highly skilled machine shops and tool rooms.

Develop partnerships internally with our parent group in Germany to manage our supply of parts in an efficient and timely manner.        

Control MRP and consequent materials purchasing and rescheduling working in conjunction with our Sales teams and Production Controllers.

Represent the UK business in global Purchasing and Logistics initiatives leading and supporting projects as required.

Use continuous improvement techniques to improve department performance.

Maintain accuracy of inventory levels via good stores practices and confirm via cycle counting.  Ensure suitability of storage methods for product preservation.

Keep distribution costs under review and at all times ensure the optimum balance of performance, flexibility and cost is achieved from our distribution partners.

Optimise imports to minimise customs costs.

Work with the quality department to ensure speedy and detailed resolutions to supplier quality issues are delivered within our non-conformance process.

Work within commercial conditions set by the company.

The Ideal Person:

Degree qualified and membership of CIPS would be an advantage.

Extensive experience of purchasing low volume engineered parts from a range of machine shops would be a distinct advantage.

Significant experience in a purchasing role, preferably at a leadership level.

An Engineering background or experience of working within an engineering environment is essential.

Good all round communication and IT skills including knowledge of MRP systems is essential.

Leadership and influencing skills.

Analytical ability (costing, finance and performance).

Candidates must have experience of working within an engineering environment in a senior purchasing role.

Consultant: Marc Gibbs

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Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK.

About On Target

At On Target, we specialise in sales, technical and commercial jobs in the Engineering, Construction, Building Services, Medical & Scientific, and Commercial & Industrial Solutions sectors, enabling our consultants to become experts in their market sector. We place all levels of personnel, up to Director across the UK and internationally.

Salary: £55000 – £65000/annum Excellent package plus car / bonus

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Croydon

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