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Head of Supply Chain - Elevation Recruitment Group

Date Posted: Jun 07, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Location:
    Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
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  • Career Level:
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    2 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Jul 16, 2024

Job Description

Elevation Procurement & Supply Chain are delighted to be working exclusively with a well-established Metals Fabrication business based in Wakefield, as they look to hire a Head of Supply Chain into their team.  

The Head of Supply Chain will be based on the Wakefield site but will also be responsible for two other sites based in Yorkshire: with a total of 350 employees. The Head of Supply Chain will play a pivotal role in overseeing and optimising the purchasing, planning & materials supply of this £50m+ T/O business.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the man management of the purchasing and planning teams enabling them to create robust and sustainable supply chain for the supply of materials and components in line with business requirements, maximising quality and reliability of components while maintaining adequate inventory.

Duties & Responsibilities of the Head of Supply Chain will include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the long-term materials management strategy, as well as guiding the daily activities of the procurement of raw materials, component parts, equipment and operating supplies required for production
  • Responsible for the procurement, supplier developments, inventory management, sales and operations planning, material master data, supplier quality, reporting, supply chain and budgeting
  • Develop and ensure the function is operating in line with the objectives of the business to add value, mitigate supply chain risk and deliver cost savings
  • Lead the Supply Chain processes, applying best practice and continuous improvement to provide Excellent Customer Service
  • Manage complex relationships, involving global suppliers, internal customers, external customers, peers and managers
  • Work closely with manufacturing on day-to-day operations
  • Contribute to strategic planning and new product introduction
  • Responsible for relevant and timely communication/reports on a regular basis to the relevant stakeholders

Key Skills & Experience required:

  • Experience in managing the various aspects of the Purchasing and Stores functions
  • Comprehensive understanding of metals buying
  • Understanding of ERP/MRP systems
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement
  • Experience in lean manufacturing
  • Experience in management supply chain or operational role (minimum 5 years), ideally in a similar role/environment

To attract the best talent, alongside a competitive salary, my client is offering a fantastic benefits package, including company car & 20% bonus. 

If you're looking for an exciting challenge and would like to know more, please apply today or make contact with Pete Simmonds for a confidential chat.

Benefits

  • Experience in managing the various aspects of the Purchasing and Stores functions
  • Comprehensive understanding of metals buying
  • Understanding of ERP/MRP systems
  • Proven track record of continuous improvement
  • Experience in lean manufacturing
  • Experience in management supply chain or operational role (minimum 5 years), ideally in a similar role/environment

Skills Required

Company Overview

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