Supply Chain Portfolio Manager

Location: Gloucestershire, England Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence, Nuclear Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Zak Mendoza

Supply Chain Manager


Supply Chain Manager needed for a multinational Defence and Aerospace organisation based in Gloucestershire who are looking to employ an experienced Supply Chain Manager with an in-depth knowledge of Supply Chain Management in an Aerospace/Defence environment.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Supply Chain Manager will include:

  • Develop the team to ensure that it is of the right size and capability, with the necessary team governance and communication to ensure the team, department and wider business objectives are achieved.
  • Proactively support the development of individuals within the team, through the PDR process, related training and coaching, keeping succession planning at the forefront of personal development and training objectives.
  • Lead the supply chain team to place and monitor performance against those delivery commitments to achieve a 98% OTIF against business-wanted date (including quality of 98%).
  • Create a product family purchasing strategy that delivers product 98% OTIF against business-wanted date (including quality of 98%). Create a sourcing strategy and implement the strategy for the product area.
  • Actively manage the supplier base in the product family to categorise in the following areas:
  • Develop, Grow, Maintain, Reduce, Plan B & Exit
  • Action the product family strategy within the supplier base in order to protect the long-term future of supply.
  • Using the standard RRQ pack, capture accurate purchasing data on IFS in order to reduce the collection of bid effort and time by 50%.
  • Ensure that IFS is used as the primary tool for capturing all supplier data from the bid stage all the way through to delivery. Ensure that bid supplier quotes and assumed pricing is captured in IFS.
  • Put in place long term agreements and strategic partnerships with a minimum of 5 the top suppliers that includes a "Kanban" agreement in order to improve the business cash and inventory position.
  • Create a supplier strategy that ensures that 100% order cover is placed on suppliers within the product family for all orders that have been accepted and loaded by the company in order to benefit from best economies of scales of pricing and to improve supplier OTIF (Wanted date) to 98%.
  • Establish a supplier delivery strategy with a 28-day buffer. Ensure that payment terms for suppliers are favourable (at least 60 days) in order to improve our cash position (10% improvement).
  • Propose a strategy and deliver a reduction in the number of suppliers for the product family by 20%. Ensure that the suppliers are of the correct size and exhibit the expected behaviours and product output (to quality and on time).
  • Identify all parts that are single source and have the ability to be dual sourced. For those that can be dual sourced identify possible alternatives (without increasing the number of suppliers) that will result in increased competition and support in removing 15% of cost in the supply chain.
  • Review and reduce the number of "ins and outs" of our products by identifying a single supplier to manage the sub system and supply a fully confirming product that will reduce the overhead burden within supply chain by 20%. (Propose additional continuous improvement initiatives).
  • Lead supplier cost reduction workshops to achieve year on year savings (KPI to be agreed per product family)
  • Support Sales & Marketing and Customer Services by providing material pricing for bids and quotes in a timely manner using the standard RFQs and IFS.
  • Contribute and support the business make vs buy decision.
  • Ensure, through production readiness reviews and capacity plans, that each supplier in the product family has the ability to meet their commitments.
  • Conduct quarterly supplier business reviews with all key strategic suppliers.
  • Work with the equivalent leads in operations, quality, engineering, PM and other functions to meet the business commitments.

What you need to be the successful Supply Chain Manager:

In order to be the successful Supply Chain Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Experience of managing full end to end supply chain.
  • Knowledge of ERP / MRP systems.
  • Proven negotiating skills.
  • Experience of working to budgetary and time sensitive targets.
  • Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Supply Chain Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

Please note that all applicants moving forward for the Supply Chain Manager must have obtained or be eligible for security clearance up to SC level.

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