Supply Chain Manager

  • Location

    Horsham, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lisa Pascoe

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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A fantastic opportunity for a Supply Chain Manager to join a specialist manufacturing company based in West Sussex. This position will be to lead the Purchasing and Supply Chain team ensuring strategic procurement activities are implemented.


This position will be joining a fast-paced manufacturing environment where you will be working with a range of cutting edge products and looking to drive innovation. This will be a mainly strategic based role where managing business relationships, sourcing new vendors and vetting potential suppliers will be key to maintain high quality levels for all products manufactured.


Key Responsibilities of the Supply Chain Manager


Support and work with the senior management team to develop and implement key purchasing strategies.

Create clearly defined purchasing objectives and KPIs to look for ways of improving performance

Manage procurement to ensure that overall business objectives are achieved

Manage the balance between the key long-term goals and the short-term requirements

Understand all current and future projects and their requirements to buy any required material

Manage the sourcing of all materials, parts, components and consumables required considering restraints such as economical, time frames and quality

Planning the supply chain effectively taking into account of any potential risk of shortages

Develop vendor qualification program to offer supplier performance reviews and drive continuous improvement

Be responsible for profitability by communicating with other departments such as finance, sales and production.


Key Requirements of the Supply Chain Manager


Experienced managing a small team within a supply chain function

Experience working in a high value, fast-paced manufacturing environment

Strong strategic procurement experience including purchasing procedures and methods

Advanced negotiation skills with the ability to influence effectively

Superb communication and relationship building skills

Ability to obtain security clearance in the UK


This position would suit someone that has been a Procurement Manager or Supply Chain Manager within a Manufacturing Environment that is looking for a position where they are able to make a real difference.


Key Words: Procurement, Purchasing, Buyer, Buying, Sourcing, Supply Chain, People Management, Manufacturing, Supplier Relationships, Vendor Management, Strategy Implementation.