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Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon
Salary: £75,000 - £85,000
Application date: 30th May 2022

The Company:
The client is a start-up business with strong financial backing and is developing an innovative, patented marine powertrain product for launch in 2022.

The company has a small, experienced team of people who are passionate about successfully bringing this technologically leading product to market. Each team member has a ‘hands on’ approach and supports each other for the benefit of the programme.

Reporting to the Commercial Director the Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager will lead and manage the Purchasing & Supply Chain team, creating a talented, passionate, and committed organisation to drive achievement of business objectives.  This role is critical to our business plan and the job holder will need to build strong relationships to work closely with key stakeholders both internally and externally to the business.

The Role:
Define & execute Purchasing & Supply Chain strategy to exceed annual business objectives for Sales, Gross Margin & technology leadership
Own and manage the full supply chain operation from component sourcing through to delivery at plant, implementing effective and lean operating systems which will both drive value to the bottom line and deliver exceptional service to our customers by ensuring the right part, right part, right time
Provide leadership to the Purchasing & Supply Chain team, ensuring clear a strategy is in place to meet business objectives, with execution plan and ownership through effective organisation structure
Review organisation structure on a regular basis to ensure a capable, competent, and committed team is in place to deliver business objectives
Define Bill of Materials, supported by stable and secure supply chain, in line with target cost
Define and maintain effective supply chain to deliver BoM with required quality, delivery, and costs performance. Implementing industry leading audit and nomination processes.
Define and maintain portfolio of key strategic suppliers to lead technology development at the required cost position,
Work alongside other business functions to assess and provide the product, service and material requirements which will underpin effective business operation
Continually assess business operation to implement industry leading practice, that delivers lean but effective operating that can meet and exceed customer expectations
Represent Purchasing and Supply Chain function for business planning and performance tracking activities, working with relevant members of the team to deliver global business objectives.
Act as senior escalation point for Supply Chain related issues, either externally or internally

About You:
Minimum of +5 years’ experience working at a senior level in Purchasing & Supply Chain
Demonstrated experience of driving change in fast moving environment
Strategic thinker
Ability to build strong relationships
Customer/market focused approach with result’s orientated, ‘can do’ attitude
Process driven with a continuous improvement mindset
Commercial acumen to assess and analyse supplier potential
Must have excellent organisational skills with attention to detail
Experience in manufacturing or related industry
High energy and determination to drive the best business results with enthusiasm and pace
Ability to balance ‘hands on’ with longer term vision
Some travel will be necessary, particularly to the USA and Europe

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