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Supply Chain Manager

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    Supply Chain

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    £35000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Wayne De'Ath

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Wayne De'Ath

Compass Point Recruitment are proud to be collaborating with a large manufacturer based in Ipswich, to assist their recruitment for a Supply Chain Manager within their business to support/develop the Supply Chain team, supplier relationships and manage the supply chain team to success.

This role will be part of a Supply Chain team who report to the Supply Chain Operations Manager. This role will require working closely with Suppliers, Supply Chain Managers, Sales Team Commercial Managers, Buying Team alongside developing relationships with specific suppliers to ensure service KPI targets are met and surpassed.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Act as a key point of contact within the team and proactively manage and maintain supplier relationships.
  • Responsible for the complete order cycle of stock replenishment - forecasting, procurement, scheduling, and shipping.
  • Demand planning - Plan inventory flow, analyse statistical data & collaborate to establish a forecast solution.
  • Weekly review, or more frequently as necessary of purchase order scheduling and the requirement to identify and resolve stock gaps within the supply of product.
  • Responsible for maintaining optimum product warehouse stockholding, including optimising the flow of product from supplier to warehouse
  • Work with the sales and collaboration teams to identify contract sell through / run-out and to ensure action is proactively taken
  • Support and drive continuous improvement projects with suppliers to improve service & maximize service levels, always driving solutions.
  • Manage, support and resolve key supply chain issues between suppliers and our client. .
  • Proactively communicate supply information to the business about relevant customer service and company performance.
  • Report, analyse and deliver on required KPIs, implement continuous improvement related to stock availability, flow of inventory and forecasting.
  • Maintain and develop supplier engagement by achieving highest overall satisfaction levels.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure business and customer needs are continually achieved.
  • Alert the wider teams relating to critical SKUs and their sale/demand forecast, maintain and improve our customer supply service level achievements across a broad range of major UK retailers.

In addition, support and develop the Team and maintain operational cover in times of absence or other priorities as required.

Skills & Experience
  • A great people person who enjoys being part of a successful team
  • At least 3 years business experience preferably in Supply Chain
  • Familiar with SAP functionalities (with preference for SAP S/4HANA
  • ERP/MRP experience
  • Supplier & service mindset, taking ownership to resolve issues. Service oriented attitude
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Action orientated to deliver results under time pressure.
  • High analytical skills numeracy and logical reasoning, attention to detail
  • Ability to build relationships and be a strong team player.
  • Proactive, self-starter, thinking of the bigger picture.
  • Proven track record on improvement performance
  • Able to adapt to changes quickly & work in a busy department.
  • Demand management background
  • Experience within the food industry is ideal

• Annual discretionary bonus
• 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
• Pension
• Life Assurance
• Free on-site parking
• Hybrid Working

For more information or to apply, please submit your updated CV detailing your relevant experience to