Developing and implementing an effective supply chain is an important part of any business - from procurement, planning and manufacturing through to warehousing, logistics and transport. By ensuring that all systems are running smoothly, you can prevent projects from going over budget or off schedule and improve customer service.
With so much at stake, it's easy to see why supply chain managers play such a key role in the ongoing success of a business.
People in these roles are responsible for the day-to-day management of deliveries and inventory, understanding demand, adapting to market changes and creating or adjusting policies in order to improve performance in terms of KPIs like budget, time restraints and quality control.
Of course, supply chain managers are also in charge of teams, so the role will involve training and motivating staff, as well as resolution management, scheduling shifts and taking part in recruitment drives.
When applying for a job as a supply chain manager, candidates should have demonstrable commercial acumen and excellent analytical and numerical skills.
An ability to communicate clearly with clients, stakeholders, directors and staff is a must and you should be capable of working in a busy environment where tight deadlines must be upheld. Negotiation, delegation and change management skills are also a must.
Successful applicants will also need to be IT literate and able to use spreadsheet and database software, as well as other relevant technology.
If you're ready to take the next step in your career with a position as a supply chain manager, Cast UK is the perfect choice.
We work with clients throughout the country to find the best talent for every vacancy and our team of regional specialists have an excellent understanding of the job market in the areas of their expertise.
So if you're ready to take your next step on the career ladder, look no further than Cast UK. To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Supply Chain Manager for your business or find you a job as a Supply Chain Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
As Northern Ireland's capital and largest city, Belfast offers a number of opportunities for those seeking Supply Chain Manager positions.
The region was first settled during the Bronze Age and had become a thriving community by the 17th century.
During the Industrial Revolution, Belfast was known for producing a broad range of goods, including linen, rope and tobacco.
Meanwhile, its proximity to two large bodies of water - Belfast Lough and the River Lagan - made the city an ideal location for shipbuilding.
Over a period of 150 years, Harland and Wolff - once one of the city's most famous shipbuilders and currently fabricating equipment for the marine, offshore and renewable energy sectors - constructed numerous vessels. These included luxury liners like the Titanic, Olympic and Britannic, as well as the HMS Belfast, a Royal Navy light cruiser that is now permanently moored on the River Thames in central London.
Following the First World War, Belfast's economy began to slowly decline and by the 1960s and 1970s, the city's situation gradually deteriorated as civil unrest of the period known as The Troubles created a fragile financial situation and a community riddled with violence.
However, since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, Belfast has once again emerged as a city with a viable economy and there has been rapid redevelopment.
These days, Belfast is a centre for education and commerce and companies based here include Allstate NI, Moy Park, Bombardier Aerospace and Translink - Northern Ireland's main provider of public transport.
To find out more about the Supply Chain Manager vacancies in Belfast, as well as other logistics, procurement and supply chain opportunities throughout the rest of the UK, contact Cast UK today.
As expert recruitment consultants, we are perfectly placed to provide the advice and support you need to take your career to the next level.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Belfast or source a new job in Belfast then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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