Supply Chain Manager

Reporting to: Finance Director

Location - Barking, London


Main purpose of job


  • Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing and distribution to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service and safety.
  • Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs.
  • Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.


Main Duties and Tasks:

  • Review or update supply chain practices in accordance with new or changing environmental policies, standards, regulations, or laws.
  • Select transportation routes to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, vendors and transport providers.
  • Monitor forecasts and quotas to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities.
  • Meet with suppliers.
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as sales and quality assurance, to identify or qualify new suppliers.
  • Confer with sales department to forecast demand or create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products.
  • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost or quality.
  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
  • Participate in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow.
  • Develop procedures for coordination of supply chain management with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, finance, production, or quality assurance.
  • Identify opportunities to reuse or recycle materials to minimize consumption of new materials, minimize waste, or to convert wastes to by-products.
  •  Locate or select biodegradable, non-toxic, or other environmentally friendly raw materials and end products.

For more information about this role please apply, or email Kelly Blanchard on who will be able to provide more details on the opportunity.

Many thanks, Premier Group

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