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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.

Take a look at our website at www.langleysearch.com, join our LinkedIn community at http://bit.ly/1MzkDeV and follow us on Twitter @LangleySearch for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities. As the leading niche recruiter of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain jobs we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates.

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.

 

Director of Operations

Role:                Director of Operations

Location:         UK (Preference would be South East)

Salary:             £120-150K BASE plus Exec Package

About Our Client

My client who are a leading Logistics/Shipping business and they are currently looking to attract the very best Director of Operations for this newly created role, which is due to continued expansion and recent acquisitions.

Job Description

You will have responsibility for all the operational processes across all the transport modes and contract logistics. You will be looking to increase both productivity and efficiencies across the operation whilst also looking to increase service quality.  
You will have responsibility for a large team therefore your leadership and communication skills need to come to the fore.

  • Overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of an operations team of around 120 employees.
  • Responsible for the up-skilling of the current team through an active attitude towards coaching, mentoring and development.
  • Develop and grow relationships with 3rd party suppliers (air, road and sea) in order to secure the most cost effective rates for our business..
  • Offer strategic business direction through the collection and analysis of business statistics.
  • Ensure that a quality service is provided to our customers in line with our SLA's.
  • Generate new business relationships through active promotion of our brand.
  • Direct responsibility for six Senior Managers on a daily basis.
  • The role can essentially be based anywhere in the UK, there is a preference for a South East base. The role does potentially have some European travel involved.

 

The Successful Applicant

My client is actively looking to engage a dynamic leader, mentor and coach who can impart their passion and knowledge onto the wider business. Either currently working as a Operations Director or an established Senior Manager with strong leadership and mentoring skills would be perfect for this position.

The successful Operations Director will have many of the following attributes:

  • Strong airfreight forwarding experience is essential for this role.
  • Previous experience of remotely managing numerous teams.
  • Commercially minded, with a desire to drive profitability whilst still providing outstanding customer service.
  • Experience developing and lead teams through periods of change.
  • Ideally educated to degree level (BSc, BA, or BEng) although not a prerequisite.
  • Previous experience at a similar level within other Blue Chip or SME Logistics businesses.

For further information please email christian.smith@langleysearch.com or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting CS//7783.

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.

Take a look at our website at www.langleysearch.com, join our LinkedIn community at http://bit.ly/1MzkDeV and follow us on Twitter @LangleySearch for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities. As the leading niche recruiter of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain jobs we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates.

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 Buyer

My client is seeking to hire a Supply Chain Buyer. 9-month fixed term contract, pro-rata salary in the region of £25 – £29K with great benefits. Nottingham based with hybrid home working

 

The primary focus of the supply chain buyers is to ensure all orders are delivered on time in full to warehouses whilst maximising product and stock availability levels. Working with the UK and globally based suppliers you will align orders with demand plans, order book sales and lead times.

Partnering with purchasing, demand planners and suppliers you will resolve issues in a proactive manner and implement new supply chain processes and procedures to increase the performance of your product category.

This is a hybrid, home and office-based role, typically on a 2/3 split per week.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for ordering and delivery of finished goods and products within a specific product category
  • Manage Purchase orders (PO) taking into account lead times, forecasts and market trends
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning and Supply Planning colleagues to review and agree on short and medium-term forecasts
  • Minimise out of stocks, shortages and supply issues
  • Day to day supplier relationship management
  • Develop resolutions for supply chain, delivery, supplier performance and product quality issues
  • Optimise MOQ’s, MOV’s, EOQ’s taking into account lead times and demand forecasts

 

Whom we are looking for:

A demonstrable history of buying/ purchasing / procurement/supply chain career success

Proven track record of sourcing finished goods from a global supply base

Able to align your purchasing responsibilities with the broader supply chain & business needs

Knowledge of forecasting, demand planning, supply planning, stock, inventory

Comfortable working with a range of stakeholders, able to influence suppliers and colleagues

Awareness of Air, Sea and Road-based shipping and their impact on costs and availability

Advance or intermediate Excel user

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Applicants must be able to work and remain in the UK for at least 12months

Overseas applicants / those who need sponsorship will not be considered

 

What’s on offer?

Pro-rata salary in the region of £25 - £29K

Initial 9 months fixed term contract assignment

Hybrid work location. Typically 2/3 days per week at home / in the office. 

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:

 

Logistics Planner

Logistics Network Planner required to join our client a FMCG business in the East Midlands Derby/ Nottingham area. Permanent role paying circa £22,500 to £27,000p/a + bonus, pension and more

The Logistics Network Analyst joins the Logistics Function of a multi-site, UK based, manufacturer and is responsible for maximising stock availability and customer service at the lowest possible cost

The Network Planner builds stock plans to share with Transport and Warehouse to maximise efficient usage of warehouses whilst meeting customer SLA’s and KPI’s within agreed stock levels

Logistics performance and success is maximised by managing stock holding and optimising the movement of stock & inventory across multiple plants and Warehouses. You will analyse warehouse capacity in all manufacturing sites, issuing daily shunt plans to warehouse / transport teams that maximise vehicle fill rates

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensuring stock & Inventory flows around the Manufacturing network, adhering to lead times, transport legs and warehouse capacities.
  • Carry out effective warehouse network capacity planning issuing plans to warehouse and transport.
  • Analyse the safety times by material & plant and maintain the Network Planning master data.
  • Translate Demand forecasts and production plans into daily shunt plans,
  • Lead transport meetings to ensure best use of warehouse space & vehicles.
  • Manage changes to SKUs in the planning process.
  • Manage the balance and movement of customer despatch points in a cost effective and productive manner.
  • Investigate all availability shortages, implementing corrective actions.
  • Active management of stock to minimise the risk of obsolescence.

Who we are looking for:

  • Existing usage of warehouse planning systems
  • Stong understanding of how to identify Logistics constraints and optimisie Distribution plans
  • Inventory and Stock Management
  • Knowledge and experience of SAP is advantageous
  • Possess strong Excel skills
  • Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance
  • Career success to date gained in FMCG / Food / Drink / Cosmetics manufacturing companies, or within a Head office 3PL role that services the FMCG sectors
  • This is a multi-site, highly complex operation, applicants from single site environments are not suitable
  • Educated to degree level or hold an Industry specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs. CILT
  • Recent Supply Chain / Logistics Graduates are welcome to apply who are able to work on the Graduate Visa Program.
  • Currently residing in the UK and eligible to work and remain with no need for sponsorship
  • Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

What is on offer:

Salary: £22,500 to £27,000, Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension + Excellent Long Career Prospects

Head of Supplier & Account Managment

My Client a Private Equity owned energy platform business, are currently looking for a Head of Supplier & Account Manager The Head of Supplier & Account Manager will report to the CFO and be accountable for maintaining and improving the existing Supplier relationships. This includes ensuring on-time delivery across the supply base ensuring prices remain competitive and coverage is extensive across the UK.

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to work with a leading organisation that they can really have a hand on shaping and developing.  The role will be based remotely, with travel to suppliers.

 

In this role, you will…

  • Be a member of the management team, leading the Supply team and shaping the Supply strategy. 
  • Build strong working relationships with both suppliers across the UK and colleagues across the business; understand their priorities and help them understand yours. 
  • Build, lead, manage and mentor a Supply team encompassing Account Management, Supply Operations and Resolutions (dealing with Supply issues impartially and resolving them to the satisfaction of both client and the supplier).
  • Refine & improve the clients offering to customers & contractual relationships with suppliers.
  • Ensure the right supply KPIs are in place and are managed effectively. 
  • Work with the Operations Team to make sure that the clients get the right balance between supply and Operations, and processes are clear between both departments.
  • Ensure that the Supply roadmap is well communicated and understood across the wider team.  Improve the level of Supply and process understanding across the business.

 

Experience Required:

  • Great commercial ability, communication, and relationship management. Comfortable working and negotiating with people from national businesses down to sole suppliers
  • Curiosity and a love of process and optimisation. You can always see a better way to do things and get excited about the opportunity to create new processes and experiment with existing ones.
  • Passion for leading teams and at least 5 years experience in a Supply Chain role, ideally in a business that uses technology and data. You know that delivering high-quality service depends on having a great team in place and skilful leadership and management of them.
  • A data-driven and analytical mindset. You know how to ask the right questions to get to actionable outcomes, how to design processes and use KPIs to measure their effectiveness.
  • Good judgement and the ability to stay calm under pressure. You have superb organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks.

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/7724.

 

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

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

Head of Supply Chain Planning

Head of Supply Chain Manufacturing Planning required to join an FMCG business in the East Midlands Nottingham/ Derby area. Permanent role paying circa £60 - £70K P/A + benefits and offers hybrid, home / office flexibility

The Head of Supply Chain Planning drives customer service levels and achieves lowest cost of manufacture through leadership of Supply Chain Planning including: Materials, MRP, Production Planning and Manufacturing customer support

As a key Supply Chain key stakeholder, you will play a highly visible and active role in the success of the business by continually optimising supply chain planning and maintaining effective relationships, internally and externally with customers and suppliers

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensure finished goods stock holding is aligned with:  working capital targets whilst reducing obsolescence and write-off
  • Align Demand and Supply Planning Forecasts with order book sales, stock and inventory levels and materials lead times to maximise OTIF performance at the lowest possible costs to serve
  • Produce annual master production schedules  and short term production plans
  • Compile MRP Plans and manage ordering of raw materials and packaging
  • Ensuring that Co-Pack customer requirements are communicated and captured
  • Ensuring training and procedures are in place for the efficient and effective running of the Supply Chain Planning team
  • Continual analysis of production scheduling rules to minimise waste and improve efficiency
  • Ensuring full department compliance with agreed S&OP processes, practices and communication flows
  • Planning stream lead within the S&OP / IBP process, supporting the monthly S&OP review
  • Training and development of staff to optimise the Supply Chain Planning departments performance
  • Ensure stock availability within the warehouse network achieves service levels
  • Responsible for MRP planning for multiple sites
  • Manage New Product Innovations to ensure customers launches run to schedule
  • Implement and Manage Inventory Working Capital projects to drive for improvements in Operating Cash Flow targets

 

Who we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will possess a mix of end-to-end supply chain planning career success with a demonstrable history of leading and developing teams

Expert Supply Chain knowledge of: S&OP, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Production Planning, MRP, MPS, Materials Management and Customer Services

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance

Proven track record of leading and developing teams of staff

Existing responsibility for multiple sites, either domestically or on a global basis

Applicants from FMCG Food / Drink / Cosmetics companies are of high appeal. Similar high volume, low value, fast moving, promotionally driven sector experience may be considered suitable

Ideally be educated to degree level or hold an Industry specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs etc.

Existing SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess strong 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 £60 - £70K, some scope to go higher for candidates that meet or exceed all criteria

Bonus, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy: Typically 3 days In the office / 2 days remote / Home based

 

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of: race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Due to high volumes of applications unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to everyone.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

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