Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager

My Client a new and rapidly expanding, state of the art on and off line builders’ merchants with a difference, are looking to hire a Supply Chain Manager with immediate effect.

This is a new and dynamic business model with the backing of one of Europe’s leading building materials supplier.

Key Tasks:


  • Overall responsibility for materials purchasing and ensuring materials deliveries are aligned with production & customer requirements.
  • Use MRP to analyse demand and generate required work orders & purchase orders
  • Optimise buying volumes to deliver best prices, whilst always considering optimal stock holding and customer underwriting.
  • Ensure accuracy of all purchase orders
  • Tracking and expediting material deliveries
  • Supplier influencing and issue resolution to ensure any internal or external road blocks to success are understood and resolved.
  • Setting, monitoring and reporting supplier KPI’s to SLG
  • Work together with SLG to lead material supply chain continuous improvement

Stock & Material Controls

  • Ensure timely booking in of all materials onto SLG system to facilitate accurate stock levels and performance management of suppliers
  • Review stock levels between production facility and SLG to highlight and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Monitor safety stocks to ensure these are aligned with production / forecast demands. Proactively feedback to SLG regarding any proposed safety stock adjustments required.
  • Capture material production variances, understand variances and work with SLG mitt division to put in place corrective actions
  • Keep SLG systems up to date with the latest material and stock information

Key Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience working at a senior level in a material planning and purchasing role within a building material stock and supply environment.
  • Fully familiar with MRP systems
  • PC literate in all Microsoft applications, particularly excel
  • Educated to minimum of "A" level standard
  • Mathematically astute with a good standard of English

Key Competency Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate advanced influencing, relationship building and problem-solving skills.
  • Confident communicator
  • Organised approach to work with a high attention to detail
  • Time sensitive with a strong customer service ethos.
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness
  • Determination to succeed.
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment

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