In order to achieve targets in regards to cost, efficiency and customer service, the supply chain director is a key member of a company.
Depending on the employer and the nature of their business, the person in this role will generally work with the planning, warehousing and supply chain departments to develop strategic plans, implement procedures, monitor operations and look for ways to improve processes in terms of key performance indicators.
In most cases, supply chain directors report directly to the company's MD, providing updates on strategies and successes within the company and advising on changes that could benefit the business.
In addition, the supply chain director will be a team leader, so responsibilities will include working with employees to ensure all members of staff are properly trained and motivated. Other tasks could include working with HR to hire new recruits, carrying out regular performance reviews and maintaining adequate staff levels through effective scheduling.
Successful applicants for the role of supply chain director will need to be computer literate and proficient with the various software and systems used within the organisation - such as the technology used for research, statistical analysis, preparing reports and creating presentations.
In addition, you should be a champion for change, always seeking ways to make improvements in the company in order to benefit staff, stakeholders and customers. Project management experience is also vital.
At Cast UK, our team of recruitment consultants has extensive experience in the logistics, supply chain and procurement sector.
We can help you navigate the jobs market to find a role that suits your experience and qualifications, as well as your personal objectives.
In addition, each of our consultants have worked in the supply chain field themselves, so they can provide the advice and assistance you need to secure a role that matches your skills and ambitions.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Supply Chain Director for your business or find you a job as a Supply Chain Director then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
With cities including Manchester, Liverpool and Lancaster, the North West of England has played a pivotal role in Britain's economic success for hundreds of years.
From shipping and manufacturing, through to mining and engineering, this region has historic significance for the country, and is still thriving today - good news for anyone seeking Supply Chain Director jobs in the North West.
The area has seen its fair share of industrial and scientific innovation and during the Industrial Revolution, the steel, coal and textile industries were all big business, as well as shipping and ship building.
In 1830, the first inter-city passenger railway was established, carrying people, goods and raw materials between Liverpool and Manchester. In addition, the Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, providing another connection between the Mersey Estuary and Manchester, through Cheshire and Lancashire.
Fast forward to today and the region has changed significantly. While transport is still an important part of the North West's economy, many other industries have also taken hold.
Indeed, just some of the big names you'll find based in the North West include PG Tips, Warburtons, Kelloggs, McVitie's, Russell Hobbs, Silentnight, Dulux, Lakeland and Persil.
The region is also home to a number of car manufacturers, pharmaceuticals companies, news organisations and financial institutions.
What's more, submarines and military aircraft are built in the area, Cheshire is known for its salt mines and Manchester is the new home of the BBC - as well as a number of other entertainment companies.
If you're looking for Supply Chain Director jobs in the North West of England, or other vacancies in procurement , logistics or supply chain management, at Cast UK we can help.
Our team of regional specialists understand the job market and other unique characteristics of the area and they can provide the advice and assistance you need to get your career on the right track.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the North West or source a new job in the North West then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
As a candidate, our consultants work to ensure your next role adheres to all of your requirements, taking the time to discuss your career aspirations, long-term goals, suitable opportunities, and compatible businesses.