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Supply Chain Manager – Vacancy

Supply Chain Manager – Permanent vacancy – Reading – £40,000 – £50,000 plus bonus potential

As part of our next step as the UK’s leading balcony specialist, we are looking for a Supply Chain Manager to maintain and manage our supply chain to support profitable growth within our fast paced and dynamic environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Building and maintaining good strategic relationships with key supply partners, links with contacts at different levels.
  • Evaluating the suitability and capability of possible new supply partners (UK and globally)
  • Negotiating supply contract terms and service level agreements in conjunction with the Commercial Director, to mitigate risk
  • Ensuring supply chain are receiving complete and unambiguous information to supply goods and services on our behalf
  • Ensuring that significant purchases are strategically analysed negotiated prior to orders being placed
  • Establishing and maintaining an approved supplier list
  • Analysing factors affecting costs, negotiate any attempted price rises, watch commodity costs to ensure we are getting good value
  • Establishing and maintaining a method of supplier assessment and scoring with feedback that encourages suppliers to improve and gives a basis for purchasing decisions

The successful candidate will:

  • Have relevant Supply Chain Management experience
  • Be keen to make a difference as part of our fast paced and dynamic team
  • Have strong negotiation skills
  • Have the ability to understand technical products
  • Have a full driving license and willingness to undertake a reasonable amount of travelling
  • Be a good communicator and listener, verbally and written, both paper and electronically

Desirable but not essential:

  • Qualification in Supply Chain Management
  • Qualification in Contract Law or in purchasing (CIPS or similar type)

This role will suit a Supply Chain Manager, strategic purchasing manager or Head of Supply Chain.

This role is a Reading based role. We are looking to receive candidates based within reasonable commuting distance.

If you are suitably competent and are genuinely interested then please send you CV to: