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Supply Chain Leader

  • Location:

    Manchester

  • Contact:

    Jonathan Armstrong

  • Job ref:

    5952

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-07-17

RPS are working closely with a well-known supplier of bespoke engineered materials based in Greater Manchester, who are looking to recruit a Supply Chain Leader within their purchasing & procurement department. The role will be based primarily on-site at their facility in Cadishead and is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a strong purchasing and supply chain background to progress into a leadership and management position. There is a highly flexible starting salary band on offer, as well as a clear progression plan, training and development opportunities and support to achieve industry-recognised qualifications.

The Supply Chain Leader will report to the Head of Supply Chain and be responsible for managing a small team of 3-5 heads covering logistics, warehouse and planning, but also taking a lead on evaluating suppliers, products and services, negotiating contracts, as well as assisting with inventory management to ensure continuous production. As part of the review of supplier relationships you’ll consider opportunities to reduce cost, improve quality and maximise the efficiency of the supply chain.

To be considered for this position you’ll need to have a strong background in procurement, and be ready to take on the responsibility of additional responsibilities within supply chain and logistics. Ideally your experience will come from an engineering or manufacturing environment, but the hiring manager is also happy to consider applicants from other sectors such as Retail and FMCG. You’ll need to be proficient with MS Excel and comfortable interacting with an MRP/ERP system, ideally SAP. As the role entails some leadership and management duties you should also be able to show previous experience in a similar role, however someone with the right attributes and skillset would still be considered and mentored in to this position.

Please use the Apply function if you’re interested in learning more and we can arrange a call to discuss the job description and company details. Alternatively, Jon Armstrong can be reached on 0161 641 0094 if you have any queries or are looking for roles in other engineering disciplines.