• Location

    Croydon, London

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    Up to £65000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Thompson

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A fantastic opportunity for a Supply Chain Manager to join a Leading Manufacturing company based in Croydon with a salary up to £65k. This role will report into the Operations Manager.

Candidates must have experience of working within an engineering or manufacturing environment in a senior purchasing or supply chain role.

Role responsibilities of the Supply Chain Manager Include:

- Strategic management of all aspects of materials management

- Management of purchasing & logistics personnel on a day-to-day basis

- Continued focus on minimising inventory levels based on improved purchasing policies.

- Ensuring materials supply is co-ordinated and is linked to customer requirements

- Management and development of the suppliers of our low volume, highly bespoke engineered components, mainly from highly skilled machine shops and tool rooms.

- 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

- Maintain accuracy of inventory levels via good stores practices and confirm via cycle counting.

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

Person Specification of the Supply Chain Manager Include:

- Previous experience working in an Engineering or manufacturing environment or an Engineering background

- Degree qualified and a member of CIPS would be an advantage but not essential

- Significant purchasing experience preferably at Leadership level

- Good all-round communication and IT skills, including knowledge of MRP systems is essential

- Leadership and influencing skills


Up to £65k

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within Purchasing or procurement or Supply Chain at management level. Experience in Logistics and Materials is also beneficial.