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Head of Supply Chain - Birmingham

Ref: 3260
50,000 - 60,000 + Car + Pension
Head of Supply Chain
A leading manufacturer of automated weighing and packaging equipment for the Food and Beverage industry, is looking for a Strategic Supply Chain and Logistics professional to implement and manage the tactical Supply Chain function for their midlands based manufacturing plant.
With a specialist product portfolio, that relies on both internal and outsourced suppliers, you will tasked with building key supplier partnerships while developing and implementing policies to streamline the supply chain and material flow through the manufacturing process.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
•  Manage all tactical procurement activities for yourself, two commodity managers and a team of buyers
•  Manage all logistic functions including onsite and offsite storage
•  Manage and supervise the Purchasing and Logistics functions and all personnel within the Supply Chain function
•  Review the benefits and threats of both internal and outsourced manufacturing options
•  Review current warehouse and logistics options and drive improvement plans accordingly
•  Develop and implement overall Supply Chain strategy
•  Manage Supplier Development Plans and KPI Improvement targets
•  Manage ongoing cost down program(s) and initiatives
•  Coordinate administrative duties related to accounts payable, building maintenance and repairs, capital equipment purchases and contract administration
•  Negotiate all major custom supply contracts including energy supply and major services
•  Consult with Operations Director on regular basis on complex supplier issues or policy decisions
•  Implement a sustainable Supplier Partnership Strategy for longer term improvement and success
•  Close liaison with aftersales department on all procurement activities
•  Approve all bid proposals and specifications
•  Evaluate supplier performance on regular basis and validate/approve all major price increases
•  Research and evaluate market commodity prices to ensure cost effective compliance and accurate benchmarking
•  Provide monthly reports to senior management
•  Approves all major purchase orders/contracts as per authorisation matrix
•  Act as Senior Operations Manager in charge in the absence of the Operations Director
Performance Standards
•  Consistently achieve Right First Time performance against cost and time scale targets.
•  Approach all tasks and objectives with positive enthusiasm and flexibility.
•  Consistently produce a high standard of service to internal and external customers.
•  Maintain commercial confidentiality in all discussions and activities.
•  Expected to exercise considerable independent judgement.
•  Demonstrates superior customer service, integrity and commitment to innovation and efficiency.
•  Reducing costs year on year, while Maintaining supplier OTD & RFT
•  A regular amount of planned travel is expected including overseas
Personal Qualities
•  Must have excellent Supply Chain and Logistics experience within a Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineering environment
•  Minimum Degree qualified - preferably hold an MSc in Supply Chain or relevant discipline
•  Proven track record of developing and implementing successful strategic procurement plans.
•  Minimum 10 years in procurement/logistics role with at least 5 years in senior role with higher level responsibilities.
•  Experience with lean techniques and current management best practice is essential
•  Experience with ERP systems and electronic procurement tools and methods.
•  Knowledge of custom procurement for bespoke engineered products and commodities.
•  Knowledge of accountancy practices as applied to procurement procedures.
•  Excellent stakeholder Management
Remuneration - 50,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
To apply - please send your CV to neil@redimo.co.uk <mailto:neil@redimo.co.uk> or for an initial confidential conversation call 0121 585 6079 and ask for Neil

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