Saffron Walden, Essex

Supply Chain Manager

This an exciting opportunity for someone to make a real impact by applying strong supply chain management and leadership skills within a growing and dynamic company.

The Role

  • Reporting to the Director of Operations
  • Managing Purchasing and Stores personnel, building high levels of communication, performance evaluation, development and capability
  • Implementing a clearly defined procurement and supply chain strategy
  • Leading the procurement process, successfully delivering cost saving initiatives whilst improving the quality of goods and services received
  • Working with existing and new suppliers to develop, improve and strengthen relationships and supply agreements, ensuring that supply meets the needs of the business
  • Implement a clearly defined inventory management strategy to ensure company sales demands are met
  • Responsible for all shipping and logistics, ensuring that products are shipped safely, securely, cost effectively and ‘on-time’ to our customers
  • Responsible for the quality control of all bought-in, in-house assembled and in-house manufactured products
  • Responsible for developing, implementing, tracking, driving and reporting on all Supply Chain KPI’s

Personal Qualities

  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude at all times, bringing solutions to the table
  • Dynamic, self-motivated, well organised and experienced professional
  • Diligent attitude with the determination to see things through to completion
  • Well organised with a good attention to detail, with the ability to maintain high levels of accuracy
  • Forward thinking, always looking for ways to improve current systems and suggest new initiatives
  • The stature and confidence to deal with senior stakeholders internally and externally, understanding their motivations, business needs and supporting them to reach our mutual goals

Experience & Qualifications

  • MCIPS qualification or Degree related to supply chain, procurement, logistics, business management or related industry experience
  • Several years’ experience in a supply chain / procurement / logistics role, ideally with some of this time working for a manufacturing / assembly company
  • Good understanding of manufacturing, assembly, transportation and warehousing
  • Experience of managing and developing teams
  • Strong analytical and statistical skills, to understand supply and demand issues and to deliver supply chain KPI’s
  • Experience in supplier relationship management including negotiation, evaluation and supply agreements
  • Fully IT literate with standard Microsoft Office packages, with particular strengths using Microsoft Excel
  • Experience and knowledge of working with MRP and ERP systems

Apply now

How to apply

Please email your CV with a covering letter stating your salary expectations to:


t: +44 1799 513320​​

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We’re constantly evolving, so there’s always a new goal to aspire to, which helps make every day different. I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved and I’m excited about the future.Gemma Scott