Supply Manager

Supply Manager

£ dependent upon experience
REF: 11957AA
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Job Description

A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Supply /Planning Manager.  Looking to be part of a change management team to enable improvements and optimise efficiencies.  Responsible for the planning and coordination of all UK owned internal production and 3rd Party manufacturing plants including the scheduling / management of all associated raw material flows.

Supply Manager – The Job Outline

  • Ownership of the supply process: communication plans, raw material planning, production planning, approvals, act as main liaison with off shore 3rd party manufacturers
  • Production planning of all owned manufacturing plants (internal and 3rd party)
  • Identifying, qualifying and training new 3rd party manufacturers.
  • Establishing quality levels and processes for manufacturing internal and 3rd party
  • Liaison with key materials suppliers on quality and production processes.
  • Assist external sales team with quotations and with tender process
  • Management of BOM’s and system planning
  • Weekly / monthly progress reporting
  • Working with procurement on strategic sourcing activities
  • Key member of the onsite senior management team, with team of 4 reports in procurement.

Supply Manager – The Person Specification

  • A detailed understanding of the production/supply chain management process for the clothing/apparel, market is essential.  An interest in extreme sports, or performance led apparel/equipment.
  • Extensive production planning and materials scheduling experience at senior management level
  • Proven in managing third party manufacturers in the UK, Europe and the Far East
  • Additional accountability for logistics & compliance would be advantageous
  • Experience within a manufacturing environment – preferably with CMT
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Analytically minded, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Adaptable to change and driven to achieve results
  • Work well under pressure and demonstrate commercial judgement.
  • Excellent planning, negotiation, and organisation skills, highly attentive to detail.
  • Knowledge of Safety, Quality, and Cost Objectives
  • Ability to lead/mentor teams; to improve efficient and effective management of the supply chain.
  • Computer literate


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