Group Supply Chain Manager - Telford
Group Supply Chain Manager jobs
As companies grow, change, merge and separate, their needs and management structures change. When they become groups, the management requirements are diverse, as there will be the considerations of several individual businesses to deal with; the efficiency and profitability of each must be maximised from above, with a “big picture” approach.
The group supply chain manager will head up a team of managers, analysts, forecasters and planners who in turn will help to create strategies that will be delivered to the individual parts of the group to put into operation. While there might be the need for some micromanagement, this role will tend to be strategically focused, and will principally be a financial role. However it will also have human resources, legal and compliance duties to adhere to.
In some cases, however, especially when a group’s supply chains are heavily integrated with each other, the group supply chain manager will be in charge of an operation similar to that of a normal supply chain management operation. In these situations they could be more heavily involved with the suppliers and customers, and will treat the individual divisions as a whole, performing planning, warehousing, forecasting and logistics support. The nature of the job will largely depend on the size and nature of the business.
The skills required
Great communication and management skills will be vital elements in the group supply chain manager’s personality and training. They will be dealing with other managers and directors daily, receiving and transmitting targets, budget information and strategic plans, and will be expected to get them across clearly and unambiguously.
When the group supply chain manager has a more hands-on role within the supply chain, he or she must possess an analytical and methodical approach to work. Much of the calculations side of logistics planning will not be in the manager’s daily schedule, but a good knowledge of the IT solutions used will be useful, along with general IT skills such as the solutions found in the office environment. A good grasp of business acumen will be a key skill. The supply chain manager might have a good deal of autonomy and little contact with the board, so being able to treat the chain under his or her control as if it were a self-contained business will help with operations and budgeting.
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Group Supply Chain Manager Jobs in Telford
A new town situated in Shropshire, Telford is located around 30 miles from Birmingham and is one of the fastest growing settlements in the UK, making it a great choice for those seeking Group Supply Chain Manager vacancies.
Most of Telford was built in the 1960s and 1970s on what had previously been industrial and agricultural land. However, people have been living in the region for thousands of years and evidence has been found of Roman roads and other ancient settlements. In its early days, the region's economy was based mainly in the mining of coal and ironstone, as well as metalworking.
As a planned town, Telford has been carefully laid out, with loads of residential property and plenty of retail outlets. What's more, the road infrastructure means that it's easy to travel between Telford and other destinations like Birmingham, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.
In recent years, further regeneration and expansion have occurred to make the area even more attractive for businesses and residents.
These days, much of Telford's economy is based in the service sector and IT industries. Companies like Hitachi, Maxell and Nokia have offices or manufacturing facilities in the area, while other companies include GKN, Siemens and Fruit of the Loom.
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