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Supply Chain Manager

Job description

Supply Chain Manager
North Devon location
Must be eligible to work in UK and pass through enhanced background checks.
£65-85K  - relocation assistance available.
About our client:
This is an incredible opportunity to work with a collaborative team, build meaningful relationships with top-tier Aerospace Industry professionals, and shape the future of our site in an ever-evolving industry. Get great pay and company benefits such as pension, health/dental care and bonus scheme. 
What is the purpose of the Supply Chain Manager role?
As the Supply Chain Manager in the Aerospace industry there will be two main areas of focus:
  • Primarily focusing on managing key supply chain functions end-to-end, including materials planning, scheduling, ordering, purchasing, inventory control, warehousing, shipping, and receiving. The emphasis is on-time delivery of customer orders and maintaining inventory levels.
  • Secondly managing current and future demand requirements, implementing cost-effective logistics practices, managing plant purchasing activities, maintaining the plant's SIOP process, analyzing data for optimal supply chain execution, and ensuring proper order generation and inventory balances.
What will you do as a Supply Chain Manager?
  • Engage and collaborate with direct and indirect teams, significant stakeholders, and the leadership team within the Aerospace division to effectively represent site goals and strategies.
  • Manage current and future demand requirements, aligning manufacturing and supplier capabilities/capacities to meet customer requirements.
  • Implement methods, practices, and techniques to optimize the movement of materials and achieve cost-effective logistics practices while ensuring customer delivery requirements are met.
  • Implement and maintain the plant's Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning (SIOP) process.
  • Manage the material cost and schedule impact of proposed engineering changes, ensuring successful implementation and incorporation of approved engineering releases.
  • Ensure the quality of shipping documentation to meet corporate financial and customer audit requirements.
  • Evaluate operational performance to facilitate performance management, talent development, promotions, and transfers.
  • Coordinate with the central Corporate Supply Chain Function to provide data and participate in teams to drive best practices across the corporation. 
What skills and experience will you have as a Supply Chain Manager?
  • Proven leadership experience, including managing managers and teams within a supply chain function.
  • Thorough understanding of supply chain management operational concepts, including production planning, scheduling, purchasing, supplier selection, inventory control, logistics, and shipping/receiving.
  • Demonstrable Manufacturing experience essential
  • Detailed knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction.
  • Financial performance experience.
  • Understanding of sales forecasting and inventory management.
  • Supplier performance auditing and development experience is ideal but not required.
What will the Supply Chain Manager get in return?
  • Competitive salary of up to £85K DOE and benefits package including health/dental care, company pension, bonus scheme.
  • Relocation assistance if required.
  • They invest in their employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities.