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Supply Chain Manager

CPA Recruitment
Northolt, London (Greater)
£40k - £45k per annum
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Contract Type
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client based in London are searching for a Supply Chain Manager to join their exceptional Supply Chain team and lead a team of five.  
Job Role
To forecast, plan and coordinate inventory to ensure good stock levels are maintained, to manage and reduce residual stock.  Manage the purchasing and logistics team to improve day to day operations to increase both speed and efficiency.

Collaborate with suppliers and freight companies to ensure all operations meet our standards and goods arrive in a timely manner.

•    Monitoring and forecasting inventory, determining purchasing needs and identify costs
•    Manage the day to day performance of the Purchasing and Logistics team by setting clear objectives and providing regular feedback through appraisals, coaching and development
•    Overseeing daily activities of the purchasing department, including delegating tasks and supervising teams
•    Assess, manage, and mitigate supply chain risks, to include but not limited to, stock obsolescence, write off, overstocks, out of stocks
•    To deliver excellent service by managing stock levels, delivery times and transport costs
•    To coordinate and control the order cycle to ensure that adequate stockholdings are always available.
•    Ensure that an effective and timely order management and acknowledgement system is maintained
•    Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
•    Working cross-functionally and communicating frequently with the sales team to ensure accurate forecasts are in place
•    Constantly reviewing promotional volumes and timings to ensure we deliver against forecasts.
•    Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers. Liaise and negotiate with suppliers to close deals with optimal terms
•    Develop business by gaining new contracts, analysing logistical problems and producing new solutions
•    Manage variable supplier lead times based on geographical location and manufacturing lead times
•    To manage regular stock takes, with accurate data corrections
•    Maintain metrics, period progress/critical reports, process documentation, and departmental records
•    Participate in supplier management processes, such as selection, qualification, or performance evaluation
•    Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports
•    Compiling and maintaining purchase records, supplier databases and procurement contracts
•    Work under the direction of the Operations Manager to standardise procurement practices through the group and promote procurement best practice
•    Monitor and negotiate freight costs and the viability of contracts
•    Implement a sound approach towards supplier relationship management, risk assessment and supplier contract management
•    Communicate and work with Finance & Business Analysis to ensure best practice, for example supplier payment terms and cost card management around FOB prices and transport costs
•    To make judgement calls/decisions based on your experience within the industry and that are right for the business
•    To ensure stock holding is at a good level at all times
•    To liaise with relevant departments to ensure all requirements are being met
•    Continually try to improve and develop business performance

Personal Profile
•    Excellent Communication skills both written & verbal
•    Strong IT Skills with proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
•    Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build strong client relationships
•    Experience of managing a team
•    Ability to work under pressure
•    Customer Service led approach
•    Logical & methodical approach
•    Ability to challenge and to problem solve
•    Negotiation skills
•    Excellent time management skills and ability to work to deadlines
•    Strong knowledge of principles and methods of moving goods by air, rail, sea or road
•    Ability to gather and analyse data and to work with figures
•    High level of attention to detail
•    Leadership skills

Ref Code: FMW40460


Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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