Group Supply Chain Analyst - Paisley
Group Supply Chain Analyst jobs
Any business needs to constantly be on the lookout for inefficiencies and better ways to do things in the future, but in supply chain the costs of inefficiency can be massive. Unnecessary transportation, warehousing and waste can add millions to the costs of a large company or group, but the danger is that such costs can go unnoticed or can be relics of old ways of doing things that were never updated.
The group supply chain analyst will be in charge of gathering and using data within a business group and looking for areas where savings can be made, whilst all the time remaining alert to potential impacts on customer satisfaction. Chasing down inefficiencies in a supply chain can sometimes feel like squeezing air out of an inflatable bed – squeezing here can make a bulge there – so the analyst will have to be mindful that they are dealing with a whole system, not just a series of parts. If might sometimes be beneficial to leave superficial inefficiencies in place if they benefit the entire chain.
Often, the group supply chain analyst will not have executive powers and will be part of a team of analysts, perhaps working under a materials, planning and logistics (M, P & L) manager. In such cases the analyst will need to be focused on improving and maintaining service in a small section of the chain while those senior to him or her make the business decisions.
The skills required
The group supply chain analyst will need to be an expert at both looking at the big picture (i.e. the whole supply chain) and analysing the micro data (e.g. fuel usage on a particular journey, warehousing costs etc.). They will need to eat, drink and sleep statistics and will have an excellent grasp of mathematics.
A thorough understanding of the supply chain and logistics industries will be a distinct advantage, and experience of related industries, such as procurement or retail, will certainly do the applicant no harm.
Gathering and manipulating data will be the nuts and bolts of the job, but ultimately the data and any conclusions will need to be presented in a clear and concise manner, be it verbally, through presentations or digitally. It will therefore be vital that the group supply chain analyst will be a great communicator who is equally comfortable dealing with fellow employees and senior and middle management.
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Group Supply Chain Analyst Jobs in Paisley
Renfrewshire town Paisley is located in the lowlands of Scotland and is the county town. But for a few fields it is joined to the west side of Glasgow, and is linked to the city by the A761, M8 and two railway lines (accessible at Paisley Canal and Paisley Gilmour Street). The centres of Glasgow and Paisley are about 6.5 miles (10 km) apart. Glasgow International Airport is just to the north of Paisley, rounding off a picture of connectedness that has been with Paisley since the canals came to town.
Nineteenth-century Paisley was well known for its weaving industry, and spawned two world-famous fashions that still bear its name: the droplet pattern called Paisley (which actually has Persian origins) and the Paisley shawl. The massive Anchor Mill still stands as testament to this industrious era. After major refurbishment in the 1990s the mill is now a mixed-use building, with office space and residential units within the dramatic edifice and the original iron bridge still crossing the canal.
Paisley is right in the heart of the action, with Glasgow as a neighbour, great links to the nation and the world, and some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery on the doorstep. If you’re looking for Group Supply Chain Analyst work and you’re already in the Paisley area, you could well be in luck. Keep watching this space or get in touch with us now so we can alert you of any new vacancies.
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