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:
Demand Planning Manager
£45000 - £50000 per annum
A great new opportunity for a dynamic Demand Planning Manager to join a fast-paced organisation, to be responsible for managing and analysing the demand forecast, and to work in collaboration with relevant stakeholders across the business. Key Responsibilities of the Demand Planning Manager; Create a short to medium term Demand Plan for the UK&I. Lead the development of the demand process. Lead and challenge the demand forecast with sales teams and external customers. Manage and control levels of finished goods stock to ensure optimal product availability. Monitor and analyse actual performance versus forecast and provide financial analysis for management decision making. Monitor and analyse performance against Demand & Supply plans. Set up monthly Sales Targets for the business and manage the execution of short to medium term demand plans. Taking corrective action, by allocating supply in periods of shortage according to channel stocks and other market factors. Build a great level of customer collaboration in terms of demand planning. Lead and participate in Supply Chain and cross functional projects. Personal Specification of the Demand Planning Manager; Degree qualified or equivalent. Professional qualifications would be an advantage. Proven Demand Planning experience. Strong Leadership skills. Strong analytical and numerical skills. Excellent IT/systems skills including Advanced Excel and SAP. Strong communication and presentation skills. Highly motivated and enthusiastic 'can do' attitude. Results orientated individual. This role will suit an individual with experience in any of the following positions; Senior Demand Planner, Demand Manager, Lead Demand Planner, Supply Chain Team Leader, Production Planning Manager.
New Product Supplier Quality Engineer
£40000 - £45000 per annum
New Product Supplier Quality Engineer Butler Ross have a fantastic opportunity for Supplier Quality Engineer to join a fast-paced manufacturing company based in Banbury. The role is working within the Supplier Quality Team, launching PPAP processes for all new products. Key Responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Engineer Launch the APQP process with nominated suppliers for all new components, materials or sub-contract services. Maintain regular APQP reviews and act upon or escalate any identified concerns. Support the Supplier in ensuring that the APQP process is fully delivered in a professional fashion. Establish and communicate quality targets for suppliers applicable during the development and ongoing series production. Support suppliers in developing new product sampling plans ensuring that plans satisfy project deliverables. Identify Customer Specific Requirements which require satisfying during maturation and ensure that these are covered with APQP. Ensure timely presentation by suppliers of PSW/ PPAP submissions and evidence files including run at rate events. Personal Specification of the Commodity Buyer Automotive supplier quality management experience Understanding of APQP / PPAP process. Engineering / quality related qualifications Full driving licence and availability to travel to suppliers including those in Europe Benefits: Bonus scheme Share scheme Pension contribution 25 Days holiday This role would suit a Supplier Quality Engineer or an NPI Engineer
Up to £22239 per annum
Production Controller Telford A fantastic opportunity for a Production Planner has arisen, to join an iconic manufacturer based in Telford. With a salary of £21,000 this role would be perfect for someone wants to join a company who will support them with their career progression. They are looking for someone who has had a similar role ideally in production Planning, Production Coordination or Scheduling. Candidates will have previous experience within Production, and ideally will have backgrounds in Production Planning or Supply Chain Planning. Role responsibilities of the Production Planner: Coordinating the Planning, three monthly Assembly schedule, and four monthly forecast Assembly schedules. Advising on schedule trends and proposing changes as necessary to meet both the Customer requirements and the company's objectives with regard to efficiency. Coordination of the daily schedule for Assembly advising any deviation from the schedule and proposed recovery plans. Control and Planning of promotion activities, ensuring the Quality, Cost and Delivery requirements are met. Issue of monthly reports detailing achievements against the schedule and results of monthly activities. Person Specification of the Material Planner: Understanding of MRP Experience in a Manufacturing and Supply Chain environment Salary Up to £21,000 + Company Benefits Package Working Hours & Benefits Monday to Thursday - 8.00 am to 17.15 pm Friday - 8.00 am to 11.50 Life Assurance Health Care Cash Plan Pension Scheme 23 Days Holiday This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within Production Planning, Scheduling, Forcasting and ideally will have backgrounds in Production Planning or Supply Chain Planning.
Global Supply Planning Manager
£60000 - £70000 per annum
An excellent opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious supply chain professional to join a leading organisation as a Global Supply Planning Manager. Key Responsibilities of the Global Supply Planning Manager; Own the demand plan for the brand globally. Develop and champion global forecast guidelines to the regions and ensure they are incorporated into their business plans. Lead the Brand's operational business needs specifically related to Supply Chain. Manage and mitigate supply risk. Drive integration between the regional demand plan and global supply. Drive the Global SIOP process to integrate regional demand plans into a consolidated global plan. Develop and execute forecast improvement strategies globally through analysis and insights from regional forecasting performance. Monitor brand sales trends across all Regions and provide demand analytics to support brand initiatives, including the annual strategy and Long-Term Planning process. Review and monitor the alignment of the Demand Plan and Financial Estimate to understand reconciliation between them as part of the larger SIOP process. Integrate data from marketing, sales and finance to develop unbiased forecasts including new launch planning and seasonal volume drivers. Work closely with Regional Brand and Demand Planning Teams to assure robust business plans are put in place in line with growth targets and promotional spend. Drive the continuous improvement of the global SIOP process through integration of the demand/supply and innovation plans. Drive the inventory improvement metrics through both demand and deployment tactics globally. Produce business analytics to support the global Brand including monthly and quarterly reports. Review and monitor the alignment of the Demand Plan and Financial Estimate to understand reconciliation between them as part of the SIOP process. Assist the Brand with the SKU Portfolio Management process providing insights and recommendations into trends at category level. Monitor the planned phase outs of existing items and assure they are timed with any linked successor SKU launches. Personal Specification of the Global Supply Planning Manager; Degree qualified or equivalent. Professional qualifications would be an advantage. Proven Supply and Demand Planning experience. FMCG industry experience is essential. In-depth knowledge of S&OP Processes. Experience of leading and developing small teams. Good working knowledge of SAP. Strong communication and relationship building skills. Strong analytical skills, advanced Excel. Ability to operate well in a fast-paced, changing environment. Focused and capable of delivering continuous process improvement. This role would be suitable for you if you have held any of the following roles; Senior Supply Chain Planner, Senior Demand Planner, Demand Planning Manager, Supply Chain Manager or Supply Manager.
Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager
Up to £37000.00 per annum
Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager - Oxfordshire A fantastic opportunity has arisen at a technology company based on Oxfordshire. This person will be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring our overall supply chain strategy and responsibility for the delivery of KPI's across Purchasing, Vendor Management, Demand Planning, Product Management, Inventory Control and Transport & Logistics They need someone who has experience as a Senior Buyer, Material Planner, Supply Chain Planner, Supply Chain manager, Demand Planner, PC+L Manager or Materials Manager Key Responsibilities of the Supply Chain Manager: Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy Collaborate with Sales, Operations, and Technical Support teams Determine key supply chain KPIs Suggest and Implement solutions for process improvements Identify process bottleneck and implement solutions in a timely manner Train and evaluate others Work with finance, sales, and operations team to determine best vendors and partners Build and maintain strong and effective relationships with vendors Personal Specification of the Supply Chain Manager: Experience in a Technical or IT related industry Experience in a Supply Chain environment Salary: Up to £37,000 Hours and Benefits: 9:00 - 5:30 Monday to Thursday / 9:00 - 4:30 Friday (37.5 hr week) 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays 10% discount on all Apple products Discounted gym membership Mobile Phone Insurance Child Care Voucher Scheme Free Parking Senior Buyer, Material Planner, Supply Chain Planner, Supply Chain manager, Demand Planner, PC+L Manager or Materials Manager. Should you not hear anything from your application within 14 days, this will mean your application was unsuccessful, and unfortunately It will be impossible to update everyone at application stage due to the high volumes of applicants we get! Please don't get disheartened and please do keep checking our website for any other opportunities!
Supplier Quality Engineer
Up to £45000 per annum
Supplier Quality Engineer - Northampton I have a great opportunity for a Supplier Quality Engineer to join a hugely successful Engineering company in Northampton. My client is in the Automotive sector and need someone from a Supplier Quality or Manufacturing Quality background. This role will be working within an exciting and reactive environment, working on multiple projects, and will offer fantastic growth for the right person to develop their career within Supplier Quality. This role would suit someone who has experience working in Supplier Quality or as a Manufacturing Engineer. Key Responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Engineer: Supplier approval for product launch and establishing and communicating Pre-production and production supplier requirements Generating inspection documents for production phases Supplier Quality Assurance activities within the supply chain including: APQP, PPAP, Supplier assessment audits and surveillance Working closely with purchasing, manufacturing and design engineers to achieve parts that are cost effective, fit for purpose and to a given required quality standard Implementing supplier improvement activities Ensuring good control of suppliers through product process Managing customer quality requirements that are to be cascaded down the supply chain Monitoring and reporting Supplier status against plans for NPI as well as Production projects Personal Specification of the Supplier Quality Engineer: 2-3 years' experience in Supplier Quality Knowledge of ISO/AS quality system requirements Knowledge of ISO/AS quality system requirements Salary Up to £45,000 Working Hours & Benefits: Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm 25 Days (Plus Days Holidays) Pension This role would suit someone who has experience working as a Supplier Quality Engineer, Junior Supplier Quality Engineer, Supplier Assurance, Manufacturing Engineer, or Quality Engineer Should you not hear anything from your application within 14 days, this will mean your application was unsuccessful, and unfortunately It will be impossible to update everyone at application stage due to the high volumes of applicants we get! Please don't get disheartened and please do keep checking our website for any other opportunities!
Supply Chain Analyst
Up to £35k
A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain professional to join a leading organisation as a Supply Chain Analyst Key Responsibilities of the Supply Chain Analyst; To provide Planning analysis and support for all Planning activities throughout Supply Chain. Provide input to Tender management process and compile Weekly and Monthly Planning Reports and KPI Reports. Conduct continuous improvements and planning projects on behalf of the Planning Manager including Inventory Management. Conduct planning analysis across all factories to ensure optimal and efficient use of manufacturing assets. Provide regular analysis briefings to Supply Chain and stakeholders. Ensure that orders are planned and allocated into the factories in the most efficient and cost effective manner whilst maintaining customer requirements. Influence senior managers in driving manufacturing initiatives forward. Submit and update Weekly and Monthly Reports and KPI Reports as requested. Provide project support as required to the Planning Manager. Maintain and update capacity analysis tool (MPS) and support the S&OP manager. Responsible for the tracking of the Inventory and informing of key inventory management. Personal Specification for the Supply Chain Analyst; Experience within a Supply Chain role. Advanced working knowledge of Excel including VLookup and Pivot Tables is essential. Degree qualified or equivalent. Good working knowledge of Planning systems. Ability to prioritise a heavy workload and work to deadlines with a high level of accuracy. Strong organisational skills. Excellent communication skills. Strong analytical and planning skills. Ability to work well as part of a team or on own initiative. This role would suit an individual with experience in any of the following roles; Production Planner, Supply Chain Analyst, Master Scheduler, Inventory Controller, Supply Chain Planner.
Up to £35k
An excellent opportunity for a dynamic supply chain professional to join a leading organisation as a Supply Planner. This position will work within the Supply Chain team, to manage the order placement process and effectively manage the supply process. Key Responsibilities of the Supply Planner; Support the Planning Manager to improve forecast accuracy. Understand the inventory parameters and settings which drive purchase order requirements. Manage the purchase order process including; Placement of orders in line with forecast. Ensure lead-times are adhered to Expedite purchase orders Manage and maintain SAP product master data. Measure and report variances in supplier performance. Work collaboratively with other business areas to support the introduction of new products. Personal Specification of the Supply Planner; Degree qualified or equivalent. Supply Chain / Inventory Management experience. Experience within a Manufacturing or Distribution environment. Good working knowledge of SAP/ MRP. Intermediate / Advanced Excel. Strong communication and relationship building skills. Ability to operate well in a fast-paced environment. Self-motivated and enthusiastic. Team player, focussed on total company delivery. This role would be suitable for you if you have held any of the following roles; Supply Chain Planner, Supply Planner, Demand Planner, Supply Chain Customer Service Coordinator or Supply Chain Analyst.
Supply Chain Planner
Up to £26k
A fantastic opportunity for a dynamic Supply Chain professional to join a leading organisation as a Supply Chain Planner. Key Responsibilities of the Supply Chain Planner; Assist with the monthly forecast review and analyse historic demand and stock levels. Review forecasts with sales team on monthly basis. Have a full understanding of product lifecycle to aid forecasting. Ensure all new business forecasts are validated and acted upon quickly. Assist in identifying optimum Stock holdings. Raise all purchase orders/enquires with suppliers in a timely manner. Confirm all orders with suppliers within an agreed time frame. Assist in the review of slow and fast-moving lines. Assist in the production of weekly reports for assigned departments. Monitor critical paths of key products for launch ensuring any issues are highlighted. Review daily shipping exceptions and advise of actions ensuring awareness of any risk. Actively ensure all orders are delivered on time, working closely with logistics coordinators and suppliers. Ensure all Master Data issues are flagged to Purchasing. Personal Specification for the Supply Chain Planner; Experience in a supply chain or purchasing position. Retail or FMCG industry would be preferred. Advanced working knowledge of Excel. Experience of using an ERP / MRP system. Educated to A Level standard or equivalent. Ability to prioritise a heavy workload and work to deadlines with a high level of accuracy. Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work well as part of a team or on own initiative. This role would suit an individual with experience in any of the following roles; supply chain analyst, inventory controller, merchandiser, stock control analyst, demand planner or supply chain planner.
Head of Supply Chain
Up to £60k
A fantastic opportunity for a Head of Supply Chain to join a world leading manufacturing business based near Eastleigh with an excellent salary up to £60,000 + rewarding bonus and benefits. The Procurement position has been created due to business growth and recent acquisitions. The Head of Supply will be reporting into the CFO and management of a small team. Candidates will have previous experience within Supply Chain or Procurement and must come from a Manufacturing background due to the nature of the business. Role responsibilities of the Head of Supply Chain include: Develop an efficient supplier base, which supports growth of the business. Ensuring suppliers meeting demands of fast paced business, on time, quality cost and flexibility. Implementation and deployment of new business ERP Systems. Supply Relationship management, working with existing and identification of new suppliers. Contract negotiation ensuring all are set to business needs Management of small Procurement team. Work closely with engineers, stores, sales and productions developing effective business process. Person Specification for the Head of Supply Chain Previous experience working within Supply Chain for a fast-paced Manufacturing company. Knowledge and implementation experience of ERP Systems Commercial and strategic experience, whilst strong analytical capabilities. Lead Manufacturing & Six Sigma experience. Confident in own technical knowledge. This role would suit you if you have previous experience working within Manufacturing as a Supply Chain Manager, Head of Supply Chain, Head of Procurement, Procurement Manager.
Supply Chain Manager
Up to £40k
An excellent opportunity for a Procurement and Supply Chain Manager to join a Manufacturing company supplying products globally. This role is based in Hastings and is responsible for all Procurement and Supply Chain responsibilities across the board. Key Responsibilities for the Supply Chain Manager: Sourcing new suppliers within the best interest for the company Managing ongoing suppliers whilst negotiating and building trusting relationships Prepare, negotiate and sign contracts – Maintain current knowledge of English Contract Law Manage all areas of financial responsibilities, including budget setting Obtain most cost-effective supply for all materials and services. Insuring all materials are in place to meet schedules. Person Specification: Excellent negotiation skills Knowledge of English Contract Law – ability to apply it CIPS Qualified Ability to be able to deliver projects within an agreed specification, time scale and costs. Experienced within Manufacturing, managing supply chain, contract management and international purchasing This role would suit a Supply Chain Manager, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Contract Manager.
Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer
£42k + Work Needs Car
A unique opportunity has arisen to join an iconic manufacturing company based in Coventry, as a Supplier Quality engineer, offering £42,000 plus excellent company benefits. The company has fantastic growth plans, boasts modern offices and offers a great culture and working environment. This role would be best suited to someone who has come from a Supplier Quality background or has experience within Supplier Quality. The role of the Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer: Act as a lead on problem solving at suppliers based on issues raised during project builds and the part approval process. Support supplier process development activities and conduct supplier process audits. Approve supplied parts/processes using PPAP criteria including Process Capability, PFMEA, ISIR and capacity verification. To provide and update information required for Flawless Launch glide path metrics: APQP progress, Supplier Quality targets, Logistics plan, packaging plan and Concern tracking to feedback to Engineering. The person specification of the Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer: Extensive background of working with suppliers. A proven ability to be able to drive APQP/PPAP/8D problem solving/Process capability and Process Auditing. Established experience in an SQA role Exposure to supplier process experience Ability to analyse manufacturing processes and assess controls. Be analytical and decisive, with the ability to work autonomously at supplier sites where necessary. Strong communication/negotiation skills HNC (min) qualified or equivalent in a Mechanical/Manufacturing/Quality Engineering discipline. Must expect some travel to UK, European and Asia supplier base. This role would be best suited to someone who has a background in Supplier Quality