Interim Supply Chain Manager - up to £25/hr PAYE

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Job Title: Interim Supply Chain Manager (2 month contract)

Location: Norwich

Rate: Up to £25/hr PAYE

Industry: Automotive

2 month temporary contract

 An exciting new temporary opportunity has arisen for an Interim Supply Chain Manager to provide operational management for all aspects of Supply Chain at a brand new start of the art manufacturing facility in Norwich.

The successful candidate will be comfortable translating high-level requirements into team and business objectives, responding quickly to changing demands without the benefit of established process and/or experience.


Operational Logistics:

  • Manage parts logistics, applying JIT parts provision to manufacturing in line with Lotus production plan.
  • Manage distribution and logistics operations that support Lotus manufacturing with complex packaging and shipping customisation.
  • Ensure business processes and information systems effectively support material flow.
  • Develop robust business processes engaging with IT systems to deliver efficient, timely material availability fulfilment and inventory control.
  • Ensure the safe, commercial and quality efficiency of packaging/stilageing solutions
  • Ensure returnable packaging is correctly maintained for current production plus introduced for all new parts in line with ramp up requirements
  • Ensure raw material is ordered according to supplier lead times to ensure sufficient material for continuity of supply to production without an overstock situation.


  • Ensure safe working practices and all Safety standards are followed. Responsible for the safety of all staff operating within the Supply Chain function.
  • Ensure full conformance to all operational procedures, audit and drive improvements where required.
  • Prepare management information for use across & outside the organisation & design/ deliver agreed KPI's
  • Manage the Supply Chain team
  • Implement new systems to manage the Logistics functions within Supply Chain.
  • Manages Supplier and Production Schedules
  • Manages material flow activity (internal and external)
  • Manages Supply Chain Metrics Departmental KPi's)
  • Supervises all site Supply Chain employees
  • Manages container flow / packaging / sequencing container design & availability.
  • Manages indirect material activity
  • Administers Outbound Shipping
  • Directs department planning activities
  • Interfaces with launch support teams and is responsible for successful material launch
  • Manages third party operations
  • Oversees Material Layered Audits
  • Special build event support
  • Production Trial Runs (VP, TT, PP) support


  • 100% parts availability to line at point of fit
  • Maximum use of available floor-space to minimise external spend
  • Complex packaging and shipping customisation capabilities.
  • Scenario planning and budget projection capabilities.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of Manufacturing/ Logistics Environment
  • Team Player with excellent Leadership skills
  • Inventory control.
  • Warehouse operations
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving stills required
  • Proven experience at operating at a Senior business level
  • Proven People and performance management
  • OEM Warehouse Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Self-starting highly motivated & results oriented professional.
  • Flexible and keen to work in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Hungry to make a difference in a business undertaking significant business turn-around.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Higher Logistics Qualification
  • Operating industry standard ERP/MRP systems
  • Outsourced complex distribution and logistics operations.
  • Membership of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport or similar
  • Automotive OEM experience desirable.
  • Business turn-around experience desirable
  • ERP/MRP system implementation experience
  • Automotive Logistics and/or Warehouse Management


Interested in the above opportunity? Apply today by sending your CV to


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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