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Head of Supply Chain

  • Location

    Guildford, Surrey

  • Sectors:

    Supply Chain Management

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  • Contact:

    Hilary Beard

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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  • Global manufacture

  • Career progression

  • Excellent benefits

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the senior leadership team for an industry leading manufacturing company based near to Guildford.

The Role

Reporting to the Operations Director, you will be a key member of the senior leadership team, heavily involved in the strategic direction for the site from the supply chain side of the business and managing the Warehouse. Your goal is to create and lead a world class Materials and Supply Chain Management function.

  • Managing a team consisting of materials, planning and warehouse management

  • People management such as appraisals and performance reviews

  • Manage a supply of goods and materials to support the production program

  • Achieve business targets in terms of inventory turns, cost reductions, supplier performance metrics etc.

  • Develop new sources of supply in line with product technological requirements

  • Promote a high performance organisation within Supply Chain function

  • Manage working capital with regards to Inventory management and supplier payment

The Person

The ideal Head of Supply Chain will need to be driven and be able to show true leadership qualities.

Key experiences required:

  • Significant experience with managing a team, ideally in a high volume environment

  • A proven track record of enhancing a supply chain and delivering on projects

  • Familiar with MRP and ERP systems

  • Experience of dealing with suppliers and reviewing their performance

  • Ideally will have a Supply Chain/Engineering Degree

The Company

Our client is a leading manufacturer based near to Guildford. The facility is one of the highest performing sites and has a very busy order book in place for a number of years. The suitable candidate who delivers can expect to see enhanced opportunities within the group structure. The business is growing and laying the foundation for future expansion