Supply Chain Manager

Location: Gloucester

Salary: £35k - 40k per year

Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 29/10/2021

Supply Chain Manager

Hours of work Mon – Fri 8.30 – 5.00

My client a leading and long-standing Gloucestershire-based manufacturer has a new requirement for a Supply Chain Manager role due to the increased levels of complexity in the business, coupled with challenging materials, offset by the opportunities to procure more competitively. The role is a key member of middle management with the potential to progress into the Senior Leadership, and potentially managing more areas of the Supply Chain into the long term future e.g. logistics, shop floor (manufacturing and assembly.)

The role has 3 direct reports currently, with a newly created role of Manufacturing Planning, being introduced around the implementation of this job. This is to specifically align planning of panel production to the finished goods needed and ensure the most optimized and efficient use of all resources (labour and machine time) against demonstrated performance rates set by the Manufacturing Manager in the warehouse.

You will be responsible to control annual spend of circa £6m – £8m of direct production materials and bought items used directly to the site.

The role will be mostly office based but working from home in a hybrid way would be ok by agreement and must not be to detriment of the team dynamic.

Supply Chain Manager Key Accountabilities Direct responsibilities:

-Align activity of the team to ensure business objectives are consistently met, and where possible, exceeded

-Ensure company are buying to an optimum balance of Cost, Quality and Delivery and Supplier capability

-Lead on data Accuracy inc. BOM, Stock, Master Item Data, etc.

-Prepare daily and long-term manufacturing production and materials schedules, utilising production and sales order forecasts. Create, maintain, and complete work orders for all required products, in conjunction with the Assembly Planner.

-Lead Supplier facing activity in strategic areas of cost, rebates, service, stock-holding and delivery

-Attend daily Heads Up meetings to evaluate production schedule, backlogs, material shortages, labour requirements, etc.

-Interface with Production, Engineering, Customer Service, Marketing, Quality and Sales to review capacity and materials issues, prioritise production orders, and inform of other potential schedule interruptions

-Manage relevant budgets in line with business objectives

-Provide leadership and resource to ensure successful execution of projects

-Provide management to direct reports in areas of motivation, objective setting, personal development and performance including absence management and flexibility

-Attend and play a key role in the monthly supply review, where future resource and materials plans are aligned to the Demand Plan, and gaps discussed and closed, with key items being escalated to the board for approval.

The Supply Chain Manager will demonstrate:

– Experience in running a supply chain

– Experience managing a team

– Experience in using system to run a supply chain

– Knowledge and experience of BOM’s, importance of data accuracy including BOM, master data, routings etc

– Working knowledge of ISO standards



Salary£35k - 40k per year
Job Reference35911
Contract TypePermanent
Closing Date29/10/2021
Regional OfficeCheltenham
Date Posted01/10/2021

To discuss this position further please contact:

Chris Rooum

Head of Professional Services


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