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Supply Chain Manager

My client is a leading technology business based in London are growing and are recruiting a Supply Chain Manager

Job Description

Main role and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a successful international supply chain strategy
  • Experience in developing supply chains around components, electronic assemblies & metal fabrication
  • Implement and drive a robust cost reduction programme that increases profitability year on year.
  • Ensure supply chain processes meet legal requirements and standards
  • Previous experience as a supply chain manager and team leadership experience
  • Experience of planning people and machines
  • Budget planning, business plan development and close involvement with finance
  • Experience of dealing with material handling fleet, managing 3rd party relationships
  • Good understanding of external suppliers indirect and direct
  • Development of employees and teams

 

Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Develop and deploy creative/original solutions to complex problems
  • Thorough understanding of company policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Experience in information technology, supply chain logistics, global purchasing, operations.

For further information please email michael.babatunde@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7786.

 

Langley Search & Interim is a specialist search firm and interim provider of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain roles across the UK, Europe and Internationally. We place senior-level interim and permanent positions from global multinationals to SMEs, across Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector and Technology & Professional Services.

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Unfortunately due to the high levels of response we receive, we are often unable to personally respond to every application. If you are suitable for the role for which you have applied or another role, we will contact you within 3 working days.

 

Customer Service

Customer Service Coordinator required to join the supply chain function of a manufacturing company in Croydon / South London. Permanent role paying circa £25 - £30K with benefits.

The Customer Service Coordinator joins a growing organisation within the Supply Chain Team and will work with key customers to meet or exceed agreed SLA’s and KPIs to maximise customer satisfaction at the lowest possible costs to serve.

This represents an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing company. Typically the customer service team is a springboard for progression into supply chain planning or logistics and as such is ideally suited to a career-minded individual who wants to develop within their career.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage orders through the supply chain to maximise customer satisfaction
  • Lead a key business to business, B2B, client relationship
  • Ensure orders are delivered on time and in full ( OTIF) at the lowest cost to serve
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning and Logistics to maximise sales and identify win-win solutions
  • Manage sales bookings to ensure orders are raised and issued within agreed service levels
  • Highlight potential supply issues and proactively drive improvements
  • Build and maintain client relationships, attend client meetings and drive the relationship
  • Monitor SLA’s and KPI’s, track performance against target and supply reports to all parties

 

Who we are looking for:

Ideally, you will be a Supply Chain, Logistics or Procurement graduate in the early stages of their career.

Suitable applicants must possess supply chain knowledge and some hands-on career experience

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your ability to work directly with key clients to drive sales and reduce costs

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

Speakers of a second, European Language, have an advantage

Ideally also possess an Industry-specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing ERP / SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess intermediate / advanced Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £25-£30K

Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension

Office-based role typically offering 1 to 2 days of flexibility to work on a remote basis.

Supply Chain Planner

Supply Chain Planner required to join a manufacturing company in Croydon / South London. Permanent role paying circa £35 - £40K with benefits.

The Supply Chain planner joins a growing organisation and manages one of their most important client accounts. This represents an excellent opportunity to join a successful and growing company that can offer long-term career prospects.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage end-to-end supply chain activities for a key client account.
  • Supply Planning: Create supply plans ensuring raw materials, stock and inventory are aligned.
  • Partner with key manufacturers to provide rolling forecasts for raw materials and capacity plans
  • Demand Planning data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.
  • S&OP: Create short, medium and long term (up to 24mth) forecasts.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to agree and sign off the S&OP plan.
  • Partner closely with the client to support NPD, NPI, define product lifecycles and margins.
  • Manage and coordinate third-party manufacturing relationships to maximise material requirements, order statuses.
  • Support the sales and supply chain teams to drive and maximise profit margins while minimising costs.
  • Continually optimise Supply Chain processes and procedures
  • Demand data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.

 

Who we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will possess strong functional supply chain understanding

Demonstrable success in Demand Planning, Forecasting, Supply Planning and S&OP

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success in working directly with key clients to drive sales and reduce costs

Applicants will ideally have high volume, low value, fast-moving, promotionally driven sector experience

Educated to degree level

Ideally also possess an Industry-specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing ERP / SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess intermediate / advanced Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer:

Salary in the region of £35 - £40K p/a

Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension

Office-based role typically offering 1 to 2 days of flexibility to work on a remote basis

Supply Chain Director

Supply Chain Director required to join a technology manufacturing company in Suffolk / West Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds on a hybrid basis. Permanent role paying £75K - £100K P/A + Benefits

The Supply Chain Director is a newly created role that joins a market-leading, global manufacturing, organisation that is rapidly growing due to increased sales volumes and acquisitions.

Reporting to the overseas-based VP of Operations the Director will be responsible for the success of the End to End Supply Chain encompassing; Procurement, Logistics, Distribution, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Inventory Management, and Manufacturing.

As a key member of the leadership team, you will play a highly visible and active role in the success of the business by continually optimising supply chain performance to drive revenue growth, maximise profits, minimise costs and meet or exceed customer expectations.

In addition, you will lead and develop the global supply chain culture and structure to ensure long-term career progression and succession are maximised to support planned headcount growth.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Manage the End to End supply chain with teams in Europe the America’s and Far East
  • Responsible for Manufacturing, Demand Planning, Purchasing, Logistics, Distribution and Inventory
  • Coach, lead and support the Demand, Production, Procurement and Logistics Managers
  • Partner closely with the CFO to maximise profitability, minimise costs, increase cash flow etc.
  • Develop the procurement strategy to deliver cost improvements and increase supply continuity
  • Collaborate with 3Pls to drive performance and reduce logistics, distribution, freight and duty costs
  • Develop, lead and drive the SIOP / S&OP / IBP process
  • Improve Forecasting accuracy to best in class at aggregate and SKU level
  • Identify continuous supply chain improvements
  • Develop value stream mapping and assess lead times, identify ways to add value
  • Lead and manage multi-disciplined project teams through to delivery
  • Build and develop the business culture to foster internal career progression and succession planning
  • Integrate acquisitions into the group, merge operations and align differing cultures into the group
  • The confidence, success and self-belief to walk into a totally new role, identity how to make an impact and then deliver short, medium and long term success

 

Who we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will possess a global end-to-end supply chain skillset with a demonstrable history of leading and developing teams.
  • Expert Supply Chain knowledge of: SIOP, Demand Planning, Purchasing, Logistics, Production, Manufacturing and Inventory Management.  
  • Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance
  • Strategically aware you will align the needs of the supply chain to drive the organisations success
  • A successful self-starter who is comfortable working within teams and in a highly autonomous manner
  • Proven track record of leading and developing teams of staff both domestically and globally
  • Able to develop the teams and broader businesses culture
  • Existing responsibility for multiple sites, either domestically or on a global basis
  • Applicants from Technology, IT hardware, White Goods, Consumer Electronics sectors are of high appeal
  • Existing ERP, SAP, and Sales Force usage is advantageous
  • Educated to MBA / degree level and /or an Industry-specific qualification: APICs, CIPs etc.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK, due to the high volume of UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £75K - £100K, Bonus, Car, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy:

 

Procurement Manager - Travel & FM

Category Manager       

 

 

My Client a leading Technology organisation is currently looking for a specialist Category Manager. The Category Manager will report to the Head of indirect Procurement helping internal stakeholders gain best value from their spend portfolio.  You will join the current team in delivering strategic and tactical procurement projects in FM, & Travel categories.

 

You will work closely with the business to run tendering processes, contract negotiations and ongoing vendor management.  You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. 

 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience technology, sourcing and procurement with an amazing brand.

 

Skills required:

 

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across the categories of Travel, Events & FM (Hard & Soft)
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

 

Experience Required:

  • Experience working in blue-chip organisations.
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.

 

 

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@l angleysearch.com quoting MB/7750.

 

Langley Search & Selection (langleysearch. com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

 

 

Sustainable Procurement Manager

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently recruiting a Sustainable Procurement Manager.  The role can be based in either Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle or Manchester. The role reports to the Head of Procurement. The Sustainable Procurement Manager will support the firm in its aim for carbon reduction.

You will collaborate with the Procurement team. The main focus will be on embedding a sustainable, social value and ethical process and supply chain across all categories of spend.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about sustainable sourcing and wants to build a sustainable programme from scratch.

Key responsibilities

  • Support procurement managers in their projects and engagements to ensure sustainability opportunities are identified and optimised in our procurements, agreed objectives continued and reported on
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of best in class sustainable procurement criteria across all key categories
  • Working alongside category procurement, sustainability and EDI specialists to establish existing baselines and opportunities for improvement projects.
  • Liaising with suppliers and functional owners as required to ensure we have meaningful and productive relationships with our key suppliers’ CSR teams.
  • Identifying risk factors, such as Modern Slavery in our supply chain, and raising accordingly with colleagues

Experience required

  • Knowledge of the corporate procurement processes and how to reflect sustainable objectives in contracts.
  • An understanding of carbon footprint reporting and how supply chains impact on an organisation’s performance
  • Passionate about organisational sustainability and corporate responsibility
  • Strong hands-on experience in implementing sustainable procurement initiatives and impacting positively on the performance of supply chains

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@langleysearch .com quoting MB/7726.

 

Langley Search & Interim (langleysearch . com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

Procurement & Supply Chain Consultant

My Client, a leading Consulting firm is currently looking for a Procurement Consultant.  The Procurement Consultant will help clients stakeholders gain best value from their Construction & Built Environment contract portfolio. 

You will work closely with the Delivery Teams and provide Procurement & Supply Chain consultancy. You will help clients and run tendering processes, contract negotiations and ongoing vendor management.  You will get immediately involved in projects that are currently running and must be able to manage procurement projects to tight deadlines. 

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to see a diverse set of projects and experience sourcing and procurement in a very interesting sector.

Skills required:

  • Extensive experience in Procurement & Supply Chain Management in Built Environment
  • Experience in drafting procurement strategies and tender evaluation reports for construction projects
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • Building relationships with key clients and delivery teams to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities.
  • Ability to plan and manage a tendering process from inception to Contract Award on significant projects;
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Experience in the Construction & Built environment would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Understanding and application of contract forms such as NEC, JCT, FIDIC. Experience in other forms
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7693.

Langley Search & Interim (langleysearch.com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

Material Planner

Material Planner

Leeds, West Yorkshire

c£25K

 

Role

  • The Materials Controller is responsible for ensuring that materials are ordered and effectively managed within the required timescales meeting the demands of the Master Production Schedule.
  • The person will work with suppliers and cross functionally with Planning, Operations, Warehouse and Procurement to ensure timely delivery of incoming products.
  • To manage supplier performance on a day-to-day basis including weekly expediting and understanding of any potential risks to plans.
  • Elevation of any problems and driving through corrective actions agreed.
  • Managing Non Conformance issues in line with the Supply Chain Manager and ensuring corrective actions are firmly in place and any compensation owed, is effectively delivered.
  • Establish and ensure compliance to clear inventory policies and procedures. 
  • Playing a key role in the implementation of the Company’s investment in a new ERP System, going forwards.

 

Requirements

  • Ensuring sufficient inventory of materials and services to meet customer and business needs.
  • Maintain maximum and minimum stock levels to ensure timely material availability.
  • Work closely with Production Planner to forecast levels of demand for materials and services to meet customer and business needs adjusting as appropriate in reaction to changes
  • Analyse production demand by building systems and reports through MRP and ERP.
  • Ensure stock accuracy and transactional precision within operations and business systems data.
  • Contribute to Risk Management through close supplier relationships and market awareness.
  • Manage supplier and sub-contractor delivery schedules and ensure compliance with quality specification.
  • Assist investigating raw material variances and actions to correct data. •
  • Analyse existing processes and KPIs, supporting improvements and implement actions
  • Weekly reporting of direct and indirect Materials and order cover within the supply chain.
  • Undertake regular supplier development and vendor rating to drive service improvement and provide a measure for the quality provided
  • Purchase business related items driving cost efficiencies and general administration as required.

 

Person

  • Experience gained within a manufacturing environment
  • Material Management Experience
  • Understanding of inventory control process
  • Solid experience of MRP transactions
  • IT literate

Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager required to join a manufacturing company in London / South London / Croydon / Surrey. Permanent role paying circa £50 - £60K with benefits.

The Logistics Manager joins a growing organisation and is responsible for the management of Global Logistics and distribution combining In-House and 3PL solutions.

Ultimately you will manage the Logistics team to ensure goods and orders are delivered on time and in full, whilst minimising costs to serve resulting leading to increased customer service ratings and higher levels of profitability.

This represents an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and career minded individual to join a successful and growing company who offer long term career prospects.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Logistics function, lead and direct the Warehouse and Logistics teams
  • Main point of contact for 3PL, Customs, Shipping partners
  • Lead weekly Logistics and Warehousing team meetings
  • Build and develop Operating KPIs and SLAs for Stock, Inventory, and Logistics etc.
  • Identify and implement new processes and procedures to support growing sales volumes
  • Proactively resolve supply issues in a proactive manner
  • Budget management for 3Pl partners
  • Daily management of the Third Party, 3PL, Logistics Provider
  • Identify and source new Logistics and Freight Partners
  • Ensure compliance with Domestic and International shipping policies. Customs, Vat, ITAR

 

Who we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will possess strong Logistics experience
  • Logistics experience will have been gained within a global supply chain
  • You will have managed In-House and Outsourced 3PL Logistics
  • Strong end to end supply chain knowledge gained within a manufacturing organisation
  • Your CV will demonstrate your success of maximising sales and reducing Logistics costs
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Industry specific qualifications such as CILT / MILT / APICs is beneficial
  • Strong knowledge of Import, Export, Customs, Inco Terms etc
  • Possess intermediate / advanced Excel skills
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis
  • Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £50 - £60k, Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension. Site-based role

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