Supply Chain Manager

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Stockport, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH21053


Supply Chain Manager

Role Profile

My client is an Engineering business in the Stockport area and due to continued growth they are looking to appoint a Supply Chain Manager to further develop the capabilities and capacities of their supplier base.

This is a strategic role with a view to ensuring the Supply Chain is well positioned to support the business in achieving its long term objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop appropriate supply chain strategy to support the business going forward
  • Provide suitable framework for supplier evaluation and selection
  • Develop supplier base and drive performance through Continuous Improvement, Lean, Scorecards and other techniques
  • Develop relationships with key suppliers in order to achieve cost savings and other added value
  • Work extensively with Engineering colleagues on VA/VE activities and NPD
  • Manage strategic procurement team

Skills & Experience:

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Qualification in Mechanical Engineering
  • Significant Supply Chain experience in engineering / production environments such as Automotive, Aerospace or similar
  • Proven track record adding value in a commercial supply chain role
  • Experience in managing and developing suppliers' capacity and technical capabilities
  • Understanding of quality tools such as 8D, APQP and FMEA
  • Knowledge of Lean and Continuous Improvement
  • Willingness to undertake regular business travel

The successful candidate for this role will be a self starter with excellent communication/relationship building skills.

Client information

A successful engineering business based in the Stockport area going through a period of growth and expansion.



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