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A fantastic opportunity for a dynamic supply chain professional to join a busy organisation as a Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager. The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible leading and developing a team, managing inventory levels and driving efficiencies within the Supply Chain.

Key Responsibilities of the Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager;

  • Manage, coach, monitor daily performance & set continuous improvements targets for the supply chain team.
  • Develop & maintain MRP system to ensure that teams have the correct materials & optimised inventory to fulfil demand.
  • Collaborate with Sales & Customers to generate demand forecasts, sharing the plans with key suppliers to drive better service.
  • Liaise with key internal stakeholders to minimise disruption caused by stock outs, quality issues, obsolete stock, or delayed deliveries.
  • Develop relationships and ways of working with UK business partners.
  • Assess total cost of ownership for different supply options and work with stakeholders to evaluate options.
  • Supplier relationship management, including developing new relationships with potential suppliers and maintain existing supplier relationships.
  • Manage global supplier contracts and terms and conditions, including set up of new suppliers.
  • Monitor supplier performance, set KPI's and resolve non-conformance.

Personal Specification of the Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager;

  • Degree Qualified or Professional Qualifications would be preferred.
  • Purchasing, Supply Chain & Inventory Management experience is essential.
  • Retail or FMCG experience is essential.
  • Strong Leadership skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems and Excel.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to operate well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

This role would be suitable for you if you have held any of the following roles; Customer Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Procurement Manager, Inventory Manager, Fulfilment Manager.