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Supply Chain Manager

Job Introduction

The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for all stages of purchasing and on time delivery activities. Responsible to manage £25 million supply chain operations.  Manage and deliver supply chain performance to deliver core KPIs on time deliver, cost reduction and project adherence. Maintain continuous verbal and written communication on all internal and external stake holders. Lead the site cost reduction strategy by analysing current spent and formulate cost reduction strategies working closely with engineering, quality & operations team.

Role Responsibility

  • Manage all the buyers to source the right products, materials, and services. closely monitor demand and continuously manage the supply chain performance.
  • Responsible for all procurement contracts with suppliers.
  • Manage supplier manufacturing cycles on track and delivery on time. Manage the inventory inventories and implement inventory reduction strategies with operations, sales, and engineering departments.
  • Plan and implement logistics and transport strategy, customer delivery on time and cost reduction optimisation.
  • Oversee and manage cost control and logistics of finish product / inventory storage.  Work with engineering, operations, and quality departments to build an accurate BOM and MOM structure.
  • SAGE X3 super user at data mining, supply chain essential KPI controls. Maintain accurate data and manage the system. Analysing the supply chain data and solving any issues or putting alternative plans in place.
  • Set up and manage a KPI dashboard with workflow management from tendering / sales order demand, engineering BOM accuracy and on time delivery to cost, clear communication to all stake holders internal and external.
  • Manager the S&OP process forward planning on material demand and execute ordering and tracking process to deliver on time. 
  • In charge of forecasts and inventories, keeping an accurate record of the process and analysing performance.
  • Lead and manage all supply chain staff -daily performance tracker, training and development, up skilling staff.
  • Implement a £4.5-5 million cost reduction strategy within the supply chain function via supplier cost negotiation, value engineering, make vs buy strategy, low-cost manufacturing strategy, supplier consolidation, transport cost reduction etc.
  • Manage supplier quality and continuously improve supplier quality performance, working closely with engineering and quality department to implement ZDP with in supplier.
  • Analyse and manage supplier risks such as single source, obsolesces management, geopolitical risks, transportation, product shelf life, supplier quality risks. Identify, maintain, and control all supply chain risks.
  • Review and update supply chain practices SOPS in line with BSG policies, standards, and regulations. Perform internal audits and continuously improve practices.
  • Implement a robust supply chain network with supplier development APQP process, rationalising current supplier pool, cost down strategy.
  • Create and manage a KPI dashboard and regular communication output to highlight supplier performance, OTD targets, supplier quality tracking, NCR actions, cost reduction tracking on a weekly basis.

The Ideal Candidate

Qualifications / Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in business related subject.
  • Supply chain managing experience greater than 5 years in complex electrical / mechanical product manufacturing background.
  • Supply chain management certification.
  • Must have SAGE X3 advanced user knowledge and skills to be able to manage data input, data mining, data analysis and produce KPI reports and mitigate any business risk. 
  • Expertise in building should be costing models and creating a BOM / MOM break down structure and cost control strategy.
  • Finance background managing P&L, supply chain budgets over £20 million. Qualified in business finance, business management qualifications with major on finance & accounting.
  • Project management certified and good working knowledge such as Prince 2, APM. Strong planning skills and project adherence.
  • Building and developing supply chain teams, high performance team.
  • Electronics / electrical components buying and supplier development, obsolesce management experience.

Skills

  • Supplier risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
  • Proven track record in supplier cost reduction, negotiant skills.
  • Logistics and transport management.
  • Make -vs- buy strategic decision making and strategic planning.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a disciplined and enthusiastic approach, which captures the commitment of others.
  • Excellent Influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Understanding of cost and financial impacts.

Knowledge

  • Good IT skills in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.
  • Advanced SAGE XL knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of business procurement systems

About the Company

BRUSH Switchgear provide agile and adaptive engineering solutions and products, including consultancy services, design, and project management as well as award-winning product technology, to a wide range of projects.

A chosen partner for national and regional power generation and distribution network operators, through innovation and a commitment to delivering solutions that address grid-resilience and drive system change, we support the global drive to net-zero, helping create a future-proof Infrastructure.

BRUSH Group

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