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Supply Chain Manager - Medical Manufacturer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Technology & Electronics
BenefitsCo Car, Bonus
LocationsSouthern Wales, Wales
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted08 January 2019

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Responsible for leading and improving the global supply chain strategy for the business. To effectively manage the Supply Chain function ensuring that the key financial objectives on material cost management are met. To work closely with the ‘Value Streams’ to facilitate and support maximum customer satisfaction through sustainable improvements in on-time delivery, lead-time and quality metrics.

Client Details

A world class manufacturer with a global presence with sites all across Europe and America. This opportunity will be one of the most sought after this year in the South Wales market.

  • Develop and lead the execution of a global supply chain strategy that supports objectives for Material Cost Reduction, Supplier OTD, Inventory Reduction, Supplier Quality, and Supplier Lead Times. This would include actions to rationalise the supply base, drive, where appropriate, increased procurement from low cost sources, leverage of the material spend with other business units, implementing Supplier Agreements, and reducing the administrative cost of the Supply Chain function
  • Set and maintain ERP settings, Kanban sizing parameters and ordering policies in line with corporate guidelines to ensure material flow is optimized to improve customer metrics while optimizing inventory levels and demand fluctuations throughout the supply chain
  • Drive increasing inventory turns by developing, implementing and managing innovative material replenishment processes, including, but not limited to KanBan’s, vendor managed inventory and supplier consignments
  • Actively participate in Sales, Inventory & Operations (SIOP) Demand Review and Site-SIOP process by providing objective, fact-based analysis on material supply constraints and overall inventory performance
  • Provide suppliers with demand forecasts and proactively monitor supplier’s short-term capacity (0-12 mth). Work with suppliers to address temporary constraints and escalate potential long-term supplier capacity issues to Commodity Managers. Champion and drive Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment with key suppliers targeting at an optimal end to end supply chain
  • Lead Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events that will eliminate waste and result in significant benefits (Growth, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost) throughout the Supply Chain

  • Proven track record in a supply chain role, with time in a Senior Procurement position. Knowledge of castings and similar mechanical components is highly desirable
  • Direct exposure implementing lean concepts (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Leadership, 5S, etc). Lean/Six Sigma certification (black belt or green belt) is highly desirable
  • Prior background introducing, implementing and leading teams to improve supply chain logistics such as a pull systems/kanban approach, vendor managed inventory or supplier consigned stocking
  • Global sourcing background
  • Degree educated/MCIPS/APICS status

Job Offer

Highly competitive salary which comes with a Company Car, 10% Bonus, Pension, BUPA Healthcare - Family Cover and Life Assurance.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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