Supply Chain Manager - Warwickshire

01 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Alex Tosney is recruiting for a Supply Chain Manager to join a leading medial device company based in Warwickshire on a permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding medical device manufacturer who are focused on research and innovation.

As a Supply Chain Manager you will:
· Assess the supply chain capability and benchmark against industry standards to determine the quality and appropriateness of the current supply chain
· Perform regular contract reviews (as a minimum, annually) for the existing supply chain and perform, assist and advise with related activities
· Source and assess the quality and suitability of potential new suppliers
· Collaborate with the Commercial team to develop and document a Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process to co-ordinate the demand of products from sales, distributors and internal customers with the manufacturing capability
· Identify and maintain a Business Continuity Plan, ensuring that manufacturing, provision and distribution of products can be maintained in any event (e.g. loss or failure of a facility or business)
· Run the purchasing and planning processes to assure product availability as required and maintaining agreed stock levels
· Provide the necessary planning, resource and systems for the provision of volume manufacture to meet projected demand
· Set up and run operational Supply Chain processes including selection, implementation and maintenance of an ERP system that meets the growing requirements of the company
· Assist to identify the necessary infrastructure to permit cost-effective supply of product to all regions and countries where markets exist or are planned
· Identify areas where lean principles and processes can be applied for the continued reduction of product cost whilst maintaining quality, reliability and conformance to specifications and regulations

As Supply Chain Manager you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
· Degree or equivalent, preferably in a related discipline (e.g. manufacturing, engineering, supply chain)
· Full understanding of ISO 13485 requirements
· Experience working in the Operations team of a fast-paced, growing company; medical device product supply chains, manufacturing and servicing are desirable
· Excellent negotiating ability with an articulate persuasive personality
· Able to build and nurture strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders according to the needs of the business
· Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of purchasing and production planning processes
· Organised and ordered with the ability to obtain and process data and present it in a concise and understandable form
· Ability to manage product change, both from identification of change requirements and the transfer of design changes to manufacturing
· Strong grasp on financial reporting, seeking opportunities where possible to drive down Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)

Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

Please note that the hiring organisation follows safe and transparent recruitment practices and all appointments may be subject to reference and DBS checks.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference ENG39605 in all correspondence.