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Head of Supply Chain

  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: £60k - 70k per year + Car allowance, pension, per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 21 days ago

  • Sector: Composites
  • Function: Manufacturing and production
  • Contact: Dan Plimmer
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446 174
  • Expiry Date: 07 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 59719

Head of Supply Chain,

Advanced material engineering


Salary between £60,000 - £70,000, Car allowance, bonus, pension

This well-known advanced materials and manufacturing business is going through a period of growth and is recruiting an exceptional Head of Supply Chain to join their senior management team.

We are keen to talk to senior supply chain professionals who have automotive or aligned industry experience.

You will be responsible for leading the Divisions Supply Chain activities.

  • Responsible for the safe and efficient planning of the Division’s Logistics, material requirements, production planning and procurement operations, including the warehousing equipment and the personnel across the Business Unit.
  • Responsible for managing the day-to-day logistics and warehousing operations of the business, ensuring the functions are running efficiently.
  • Responsible for all supplier related concerns/issues for both current and future Projects/Contracts across the business.
  • Responsible for the logistics strategic planning, and implementation.
  • To support the Business Unit Director to develop a continuous improvement environment within the organisation.
  • Overseeing the workforce, spanning all MP&L related functions.
  • In partnership with the BU Director, manage budgetary and working capital concerns for all manufacturing areas.

Principle Accountabilities

You will be directly accountable to the Business Unit Director for the effective, safe, and efficient running of the Company’s Supply Chain operations, the equipment, and personnel across the company’s business.

  • Responsible in conjunction with the leadership, primarily Head of Quality and Head of Operations, for ensuring activities meet Company & Customer requirements and the total cost of Non-Conformance.
  • Controlling and managing Key Performance Indicators (KPI), to ensure the business meets both the output goals, planned output of each product, on time, in full.
  • Accountable for developing and implementation of the MP&L Strategy with Stakeholders, in terms of quality, cost and on-time delivery.
  • Play an instrumental role in developing and implementing the processes, procedures, guidelines, and tools to enable all functions within the BU to meet set milestones and targets
  • Installing a continuous improvement / lean culture within all facilities/plants.
  • Ensure financial targets (QAF) and other agreed targets are met in all manufacturing areas.
  • Ensure all operations maintain conformance to defined quality standards; TS16949, AS9100, etc.
  • Ensure business standards, processes and procedures are always maintained and adhered to across all facilities/plants in MP&L.
  • Ensure the sites always operate in line with the company’s Health and Safety Policy:
  • Drive the reduction of waste; ensure production operations do not exceed defined levels.
  • Ensure all MP&L employees are appropriately trained to defined standards

Principle Responsibilities

  • Lead all MP&L activities within the business, ensuring the requisite availability of the required personnel and holding reviews to ensure the business delivers against customer expectations.
  • Work closely with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure all projects are delivered on target on time and to resolve any operational issues that occur.
  • Responsible for all the group’s MP&L facilities
  • Manage, mentor, and support the MP&L teams to achieve operational excellence in manufacturing.
  • Ensure all MP&L employees are appropriately trained to defined required standards:
  • Support the design and implementation of systems and processes in the MP&L arena which support the business in delivering the necessary operational targets and best in class principles/practices incl. continuous improvement approach.
  • Develop and communicate the KPIs for ensuring the strategy to realise excellence in MP&L can be implemented, measured, and reviewed.
  • Improve processes and systems to improve MP&L standards.
  • Ensure that all direct reports engage, mentor, and develop their team’s capability
  • Lead the identification and co-ordinate the implementation of continuous improvement of all MP&L processes. Introduction and deployment of ‘lean manufacturing’ techniques to achieve and maintain excellence standards.
  • Ensure safety regulations are followed and a safe working environment across all facilities/plants.
  • Review and approve equipment/capex needs.
  • Ensure the successful and efficient introduction of new products into manufacturing.
  • Extensive interface with new product development, commercial, finance, HR, and sales colleagues.
  • Set and review budgets and managing cost.
  • Managing processes planning for single piece flow, labour efficiency, material efficiency, driving Cost down
  • Work with the Engineering function to deliver technology improvements within the business.

Education, Experiences & Qualifications

  • As Head of Supply Chain, we expect candidates to have the following:
  • Extensive, senior operational management experience
  • A proven history of delivering results at a senior level in the automotive manufacturing sector
  • Appreciation of process improvement tools and techniques – essential
  • Degree educated – desirable

This is an excellent opportunity for a senior supply chain professional to set the scene for the supply chain function within this organisation. This is a new role and one you will be able to shape a best in class, supply chain function.











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