Supply Chain Manager – Full Time –

  • Permanent
  • Croydon, Greater London
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Address Region: Greater London
  • Salary: £55000 - £65000/annum


Supply Chain Manager

This highly-respected, leading engineering company has an excellent opportunity for a Supply Chain Manager to work at their specialised Croydon manufacturing facilities.

Core Responsibilities include:

* 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 German parent company to manage 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.

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

Key Competencies:

* Extensive experience of working within an engineering environment in a senior purchasing role.

* Degree qualified and membership of CIPS would be an advantage.

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

* 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).

* Be living within a reasonable commute of Croydon.

Benefits Package

* Salary Bracket £55k – £65k (dependent on experience)

* Car Allowance

* Annual Bonus (pro rata on year of joining)

* Life Assurance

* Pension scheme

* Private Health Care

* Dental Scheme

Salary: £55000 – £65000/annum

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Croydon, Greater London

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