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Supply Chain Director

Ref no. BHN562576
Location Oxfordshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Barclay Meade are proud to be partnered with a family owned, leading manufacturing company in their field who require an experienced supply chain director to join their team based South of Oxford.

Key skills required for this role

Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse


Senior supply chain experience, hands on leadership style, Strategic and Operational

Job description

Procurement and Supply Chain management/development, stock profile, and warehousing

They will ensure compliance with applicable policies and procedures while driving budget optimisation in meeting business and operational objectives. They will have a commercial mindset and be an active contributor to company wide board decisions.

Main Duties:

Manage the company's logistics functions

Review and manage relationships with key suppliers, evaluate performance, negotiating terms and prices on a regular basis to ensure that we are getting value for money and supplier performance is in line with our expectations.

Analysing Supply Chain profile and metrics solving any issues and implementing initiatives.

Ensure company compliance and performance to regulatory standards (ISO, etc).

Engaging existing suppliers in our sustainability programme and seeking new supplier partnerships which improve our environmental footprint through materials choice, manufacturing process and freight planning.

Formulate and deliver a set of strategies on how we procure key categories in the most optimal way in terms of quality, total cost of ownership and speed to market.

Ensure best practice inventory management techniques are in place and when necessary, implemented.

Work closely with heads of departments to ensure accurate stock availability based on sales forecasts and production demand.

Develop optimal supply chain networks, transportation, and warehousing to achieve cost and delivery targets.

Conduct off-site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented. International travel will be required.

Develop, train and motivate direct reports.

To carry out such tasks and duties as may be required from time to time by Senior Management in accordance with the companies operating procedures and policies.

Strict adherence and implementation of the health and safety at works act is an essential part of the post.

Qualifications and Experience

Educated to degree level and/or proven experience working in a similar role

Formal qualification in procurement and/or Supply Chain, eg. APICS, CIPS, IoSCM etc

SAP or similar experience with relevant procurement systems

Minimum of 5 years management experience

Manufacturing/Engineering experience desirable

Global supply chain experience.

Personal Qualities/Attributes

Strong business acumen and analytical skills

Strong organisation and project management skills

Good interpersonal skills


Professional approach and able to represent the business at all levels

Data driven

Negotiation skills

A natural leader and motivator

Hands-on leadership style

Willing to travel on company business

Ethical approach to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

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