Supply Chain Manager

Posted 22 May 2023
Salary £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Job type Permanent
Discipline Engineering & Manufacturing
Contact NameChris Quinn

Job description

Vickerstock are working in partnership with a design and manufacturing firm based in Lisburn on the appointment of a Supply Chain Manager.

Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, you will have full responsibility for the day to day running of the Purchasing and Logistics teams

What's in it for you:

  • Starting salary of up to £55,000 (depending on experience)
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Healthshield plan
  • Life assurance
  • Flexitime
  • 32 days annual leave

In your new role:

  • Ensure continuous and measurable improvements are implemented in relation to stock management and cost control
  • Provide strong leadership to the Purchasing and Logistics team by providing direction and mentoring to ensure a focused and highly efficient team
  • In conjunction with the Supply Chain Director, set measurable Objectives and KPI's, work standards and expectations, to be monitored and communicated regularly, and action where appropriate
  • Forecast likely levels of demand for products to meet the business needs and keep constant check on stock levels to maximise business efficiency
  • Assess new products and stock and apply to launch dates and manage the impact of stock on cash flow
  • Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of value, delivery schedules and quality
  • Identify and source potential suppliers, whilst developing and maintaining strong relationships with existing suppliers
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power to assess, manage and mitigate risk
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries, and liaise with internal departments to ensure communication to customers
  • Work closely with freight forwarders to ensure market rates are achieved for freight forwarders
  • Have a working knowledge of inbound logistics including import clearance, TSS and CDS
  • Ensure the provision of complete, accurate, timely and reliable Supply Chain information to the Board of Directors and Senior Management Team
  • Any other reasonable duties which may be required by management
  • Travel to Decora's suppliers (local and international) may be required from time to time

What you will need to succeed:

  • A minimum of 3 years experience working in a Senior Level purchasing role within a fast paced, manufacturing environment
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in leading or managing staff within a purchasing department
  • Highly experienced in MRP systems and all Microsoft Office packages
  • Experience of initiating and implementing continuous improvement and change management

For a confidential conversation on how Vickerstock can support you with your next move, get in touch with Chris our Supply Chain specialist today.