Product and Supply Chain Director

United Kingdom
13 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Work with the operational board in forming 3 year strategy to deliver owners objectives
  • Work with operational board in unblocking current operational challenges
  • Develop a clear strategic plan for supply chain, product and quality for next year
  • Put in place clear resource plan including recruitment needs for next year
  • Carry out zero budgeting on owned budget lines and feed into annual budget
  • Oversee capital investment program for areas of responsibility
  • Review re-forecast of budget to try and achieve savings
  • Drive agreed recruitment programs and on boarding within department
  • Oversee 90 day planning cycle within department
  • Drive business improvement activity within department
  • Lead and inspire all staff in whole department
  • Oversee the setting of team KPI's in line with strategic plan
  • Hold direct reports accountable for their goals in line with 90 day planning cycle
  • Ensure accurate, current and signed off job descriptions exist for whole department
  • Ensure current and signed off contractual information in place for whole department
  • Put in place daily, weekly and monthly checklists throughout dept
  • Overall responsibility for health & safety checks in department
  • Ensure department expenditure is kept within signed off budget
  • Oversee staff development and training for team
  • Approve holiday for and maintain absence log for direct reports
  • Drive forward strategic sourcing and innovation activity
  • Oversee KTP project plan and ensure it is aligned to company strategy
  • Oversee S&OP system to ensure smooth operation
  • Overall responsibility for stock accuracy
  • Overall responsibility for despatch on time in full
  • Drive strategic warehouse improvement activity including capital investment
  • Assist in clearing slow and obsolete stock
  • Oversee business improvement function
  • Oversee quality control activity ensuring compliance with ISO and driving improvement
  • Oversee root cause analysis of complaints log and OTIF failures
  • Drive improvements from root cause analysis throughout supply chain
  • Control preferred supplier list including auditing, agreeing SLA's and monitoring
  • Visit suppliers as required to engage and develop supplier relationships
  • Find new suppliers to de-risk supply chain focussing on sustainable low cost
  • Hold suppliers accountable for quality ensuring rapid resolution of issues
  • Support Supply Chain Planner in holding suppliers accountable for delivery performance
  • Benchmark supplier pricing and execute tender exercises to reduce costs
  • Keep close watch on commodities, labour and exchange rate variance for negotiation
  • Review carrier rates periodically and set up deals with carriers
  • Sign off purchase orders above Supply Chain Planner limit
  • Oversee fleet management
  • Ability to inspire a team to deliver world class performance.
  • Honest and reliable
  • Strong personality with the ability to lead, mentor and strive positive changes
  • A degree. CIPS and / or CIM qualification is a benefit
  • Experience in a senior supply chain, commercial director or product director role preferably in sanitary / plumbing industry
  • Specific software knowledge: Excel, ERP and MRP system knowledge

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