Supply Chain Manager

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    Automotive, General engineering & manufacturing

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    Basic salary £45,000 - £60,000 (DOE) + benefits

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    Simon Roberts

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    01384 446113

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    3 months ago

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Purchasing / Supply Chain Manager – Industrial component distribution

Basic Salary up to £60,000 (DOE) + benefits


An experienced Purchasing / Supply Chain Manager is required for a dynamic and growing distribution company. This business has an excellent reputation for the supply of specialist industrial components and consumables used across a wide range of industrial sectors, they have now become a key supplier to many successful OEMs and recognised brands. As Purchasing / Supply Chain Manager you will be part of the Senior Management Team and report directly to the Managing Director. The scope of your responsibility will cover Procurement, Suppliers, Warehousing & Distribution, Quality, H&S and Facilities and the management of department heads.

To complement your strong purchasing and supply chain leadership experience you will have a creative, resourceful, confident and energetic personality with the ability to motivate others to achieve high levels of performance, delivery and customer satisfaction. In addition, you will be commercially astute with a real eye for detail, having the gravitas and credibility to work at all levels within the business and externally when dealing with suppliers and customers.

To be considered for this Purchasing / Supply Chain Manager position you must have:

  • Experience of taking strategic objectives and turning these into sound credible operational plans, that are owned and delivered by your first line and their teams.
  • Significant leadership and people management experience, an ability to lead by example, setting high standards with a real belief in getting the best out of people through coaching, training and mentoring.
  • A tenacious approach to instilling disciplines that will deliver operational excellence and achievement of exacting Health & Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery standards.
  • Purchasing and supply chain experience gained within a fast-paced, warehouse, distribution, logistics or manufacturing business operating within a modern ERP environment.  
  • Strong numerical ability be data driven, able to evaluate information & KPIs and use this as the basis for decision making and a constant drive for efficiency and improvement.
  • Qualifications ideally to HND/degree level in either purchasing, business management, quality, logistics or manufacturing.
  • A dynamic, driven and approachable personality not prepared to accept second best with a real passion for people development and the pursuit of delivering exceptional customer service. 
  • An ability to further develop a high-performance team-based culture that will support the implementation of continuous improvement techniques, visual management and simple but effective KPIs.
  • Excellent communication skills, listening, written and verbal with an ability to build robust working relationships internally and externally with suppliers and customers.

As Purchasing / Supply Chain Manager you will be joining a progressive and highly regarded business during a period of change and transformation. If you are up for the challenge, this role will require solid purchasing and supply chain leadership skills together with significant experience of delivering a winning culture that will meet and exceed customer expectations.

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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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