We appreciate that a detailed understanding of supply chain roles and the various structures they fall within are essential to be able to support our clients with recruitment in this sector. We work with our candidates to provide challenging opportunities that support their careers across the entire Supply Chain.
The types of roles we recruit for include:
Supply Chain Coordinator
£28000 - £32000 per annum
An excellent opportunity for an experienced supply chain professional to join an exciting and growing organisation as a Supply Chain Coordinator. Key Responsibilities of the Supply Chain Coordinator; Purchase order processing. Forecasting and managing stock levels to ensure no out of stocks. Ensure integrity of supply chain data within ERP system. Review overstocked products and communicate to Sales & Marketing departments. Overseeing shipping process from manufacturer to warehouses. 3PL warehouse management to ensure SLAs are met and deliveries booked in on time. Oversee stocktakes at 3PL. Coordinate collection of international orders with Sales Administration & Shipping Agency. Supplier management. Personal Specification of the Supply Chain Coordinator; Proven Supply Chain experience. Experience of working within an FMCG or Retail environment. Intermediate Excel skills. Experience of using ERP systems. Ability to operate well in a fast-paced, changing environment. Self-motivated and enthusiastic. This role would be suitable for you if you have held any of the following roles; Supply Chain Planner, Supply Planner, Material Planner, Material Controller or Inventory Planner.
Supply Chain Manager
Up to £40000.00 per annum
A fantastic opportunity for a to join a leading FMCG company based in Wimbledon, salary up to £40k. Candidates must have previous experience in a Senior Supply Chain Planner role with experience in forecasting and inventory management. Role responsibilities of the Supply Chain Manager Include: Forecast business stock needs and maintain good levels of inventory across the range Update stock forecasters regularly and communicate stock forecasts and levels to management and wider business Working with DC manager and inventory administrator to ensure that stock takes are regularly done, and stock is recorded correctly on the system. Flag transactional errors with relevant parties and remedy Working with management and Head of Finance analyse product mix to ensure we optimize inventory management efficiencies Analyse data from shipping and delivering processes to find bottlenecks and other issues Monitor logistics to make sure they run smoothly, coordinating with inbound freight companies. Find cost-effective solutions for supply chain processes Ensure supply chain processes meet legal requirements and standards Help put together, evaluate and report on supply chain KPIs Attend supply planning meetings with the sales team and if required key customers, and implement customer ordering policies Mentor and motivate SC team to achieve productivity and engagement. Hire, train and guide a supply chain administrator and inventory administrator Work with sales, operations, finance and distribution centre teams to ensure good supply of stock at all times Resolve and manage delays in stock arrival that come up from time to time Working with the wider business ensure new launches or improved products are launched successfully Build relationships with primary and secondary suppliers to ensure optimal supply Working with brand and sustainability manager and operations ensure suppliers are audited and fit minimum criteria Implement quality assurance process and procedure put in place by Operations Manager Any other duties as may be required from time to time. Person Specification of the Supply Chain Manager Include: Previous experience as a supply chain manager or similar Excellent knowledge of supply chain process Working experience of relevant software Strong communications skills Excellent organizational skills and project managements skills Attention to detail Creative Problem solving This role will be well suited to you if you have held a position within the Supply Chain, with inventory management, forecasting and import and export experience.
Procurement and Supply Chain Coordinator
Up to £30000 per annum
A fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated and versatile Procurement and Supply Chain professional to join the Supply Chain team with a global electronics business who specialise in wireless systems technology. This role is offered at a salary of £30,000 and is based in Nottingham on a hybrid working basis. The successful candidate will have experience within procurement or supply chain as a Buyer or Supply Chain Coordinator in a manufacturing or FMCG environment. Role responsibilities of the Procurement and Supply Chain Coordinator: Building supplier relationships and managing supplier performance Risk management and data analysis Planning and monitoring stock levels and coordinating stocktakes when necessary Cost managing and order placing Ensuring OTIF supplier deliveries Personal specification of the Procurement and Supply Chain Coordinator: Has experience within purchasing, procurement or supply chain in a manufacturing or FMCG environment Adopts a positive outlook and enjoys developing solutions and problem solving Has an analytical mindset Has experience with supplier management and developing relationships Is a collaborative and motivated individual This position will be suited to you if you have held a role within a procurement, purchasing or supply chain team as a: Buyer, Supplier Relationship Manager, Supply Chain Planner, Supply Chain Coordinator, Procurement Coordinator or Purchasing Coordinator.
Head of Supply Chain
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Head of Supply Chain - with hybrid working Butler Ross have an excellent opportunity for a Head of Supply Chain to join a fast paced distribution environment, the client is looking for an experienced supply chain professional to come and lead their supply chain function and become an asset to their ever-growing company. They offer a highly competitive working from home and flexible working policy, with a "work where you want, when you want" with ideally 2 days in the office in Evesham but open to just 1 day. This role will be well suited to a supply chain manager, supply chain lead, supply chain team leader, head of supply chain, inventory manager and inventory lead, materials manager. Responsibilities of the Head of Supply Chain Leading the supply chain function with 3 direct reports who will be looking for support and leadership from this person. Build open and trusting relationships with team, internal and external stakeholders and suppliers. Negotiate import, export and freight (mainly sea) shipments. Accountability for the end-to-end logistics and supply chain process. Leading continuous improvement throughout to support the company in a period of growth. Understanding how future technologies would benefit and advising how they can be implemented to support the supply chain. Experience of the Head of Supply Chain Strong leadership skills and more importantly collaborative and inspirational leadership style. Excellent negotiations skills. Highly analytical and always looking for a way to improve the status quo. Experience in inventory management and forecasting. Must have experience with international freights and import/export. Must come from an retail or FMCG or E-Commerce background. Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 with benefits. This role will be well suited to a supply chain manager, supply chain lead, supply chain team leader, head of supply chain, inventory manager and inventory lead, materials manager.
Interim Microsoft Dynamics 365 Operations Implementation Lead
£400 - £600 per day
Butler Ross are currently recruiting on behalf of a lean manufacturing organisation for an interim manager to lead the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Operations. We need people with experience of D365 implementation within a manufacturing environment and managing business process change. Responsibilities include value stream analysis, working with stakeholders to development and implement the best solution via D365. Also leveraging your expertise in lean manufacturing to develop production flow and system tools to streamline processes. The client is offering a hybrid working model and a long term assignment through to Summer 2022. Rates are negotiable depending on experience.
£30000 - £33000 per annum
An excellent opportunity for a dynamic supply chain professional to join a busy organisation as a Supply Planner. Key Responsibilities of the Supply Planner; Plan and monitor the end-to-end supply chain from third party manufacturers and suppliers through to release to sales in UK and International markets. Optimise the use of SAP, through the maintenance and review of planning parameters. Negotiate with suppliers' inventory management related parameters; safety stocks, minimum order quantities and lead times as required. Manage new product introductions, packaging changes and customer demands ensuring volumes and requirements are communicated across the business. Produce regular KPI reporting across multiple supply chain metrics, including supplier performance and inventory holding. Produce further analysis as required to identify operational issues. Perform root cause analysis routinely to identify improvements across all aspects of Supply Planning. Own Supply chain processes, document and maintain SOP's constantly identifying and implementing areas of improvement. Manage the movement, receipt and reconciliation of stock. Personal Specification of the Supply Planner; Degree qualified / Professional qualifications or equivalent. Supply Chain Planning experience. Proven Supplier facing experience. Experience within a Fast-Paced environment. Intermediate / Advanced Excel skills. Good working knowledge of ERP / MRP systems. Strong communication and relationship building skills. Strong analytical and numerical skills. Self-motivated and enthusiastic. This role would be suitable for you if you have held any of the following roles; Supply Chain Controller, Supply Planner, Supply Chain Planner, Supply Chain Coordinator.
Head of Supply Chain
A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain professional to join a leading manufacturing organisation as a Head of Supply Chain. Key Responsibilities of the Head of Supply Chain: Define and manage category plans for main purchased items. Align Supply Management strategy to support company business plan and the regional strategy for Europe. Develop strategic relationships with supply base Review, draft and negotiate procurement, supply and stock agreements. Develop vendor KPIs, and continually evaluate best possible cost, quality, delivery and overall reliability. Manage key department KPIs Continually review purchasing models to ensure optimisation. Develop an optimum production scheduling process Ensure that the Supply Chain department is fully involved and taking responsibility within in the NPD process. Continuously review best options for make vs buy scenarios including parts and warehousing opportunities. Ensure the efficient and smooth running of all aspects of the warehouse function including service levels to manufacturing. Lead and develop direct reports. Personal Specification of the Head of Supply Chain: Educated to Degree level or equivalent. Professional qualifications would be an advantage. Proven End-to-End Supply Chain Management experience. Experience within a manufacturing environment. Strong Leadership skills. Good working knowledge of ERP / MRP systems. Strong communication and influencing skills. This role would suit a candidate who has held any of the following positions; Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Director, Operations Manager, Operations Director.
Supply Chain Manager - Bids
£40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
A fantastic opportunity has opened up for a Supply Chain Manager to join a global defence company working from home for the majority with a salary up to £55,000. This position has been created due to continuous growth and recent acquisitions in this department as well as a paradigm shift in procurement strategy. The Supply Chain Manager will sit in the bids and programmes department, with great progression opportunities to more senior positions over the next few years. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a Defence environment, with 3-5 years supply chain or procurement experience. Role responsibilities of the Supply Chain Manager Support and deliver a paradigm shift in procurement activity; elevating strategic value & output through the creation of new supply chains to facilitate business growth for the end Customers on a global basis. Identify, develop and nurture positive supplier relationships in order to achieve the company's future growth aspirations Working at the front-end of the business, in support of longer term (2yr+) business development activity, understanding future capability needs & matching these with future supplier & capability partners creating & driving the procurement strategy, sourcing process & supplier risk management activity. Experienced in creating Make Vs Buy determinations & influencing senior internal stakeholders to drive the optimum sourcing & business outcomes. You will collaboratively develop & lead on the delivery of industrial strategies with key stakeholders Ensuring compliance with process, governance and controls as agreed in the Procurement Code of Practice and Sourcing methodology. Person Specification of the Supply Chain Manager 5+ years in a Procurement or Supply Chain related role. Knowledge & prior experience of strategic bidding and business development activity. Ability to develop strong relationships with key decision-makers in order to influence behaviours and ensure appropriate involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities. Ability to manage and support others through the bidding process Knowledge & significant prior application of UK Defence & Government procurement practices. Highly proficient in the identification & mitigation of supply chain, organisational, regulatory, legal & commercial risk. Experience of conducting International business Highly results oriented. Keeps the organisation on track and delivery oriented. Proven contract drafting & negotiation skills. This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within Supply Chain Management, Procurement or Purchasing as a Supply Chain Manager, Supplier Manager, Procurement Manager or Purchasing Manager.