Head of Supply Chain

Doncaster £ 80,000 to £ 90,000 p.a. + Car + Bens Permanent

Job Reference: 014006

Leading business within the Manufacturing sector is seeking a Head of Supply Chain. The role is a permanent position. You will ensure the procurement strategy is aligned to the business strategy to add value, mitigate supply chain risk and deliver costs savings.



Commutable from: Rotherham , Doncaster, Sheffield, Scunthorpe, Huddersfield


Salary: £ 80,000 - £ 90,000 p.a. + Car/Allowance + Pension



The Role


The Head of Supply Chain will drive best practice, supplier excellence and cost reductions across the business. You will overall responsibility for Purchasing activities across the business and create and implement best practice purchasing vision, strategy, policies and processes to aid business performance. The Head of Supply Chain will ensure that purchasing strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets.


You will be responsible for managing relationships and negotiate with key suppliers at a senior strategic level and negotiate contract terms with key suppliers and identify and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers to develop an overall vendor base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage using global market exploitation, leveraging spends and leveraging technologies.


The Head of Supply Chain will provide leadership to Procurement department. You will coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions. With an annual spend of circa £ 70m you will input and hold responsibility for Purchasing budgets


Additionally, you will develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance and work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the purchasing strategy.



The Person


The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (preferably Masters) in a relevant commercial or engineering discipline or equivalent NVQ Level 7 qualification and preferably a Fellow or Member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).


You will showcase demonstrable experience of leading a purchasing function with a proven track record in strategic purchasing leadership delivering effective purchasing strategies, policies, processes and systems.


Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development are essential for role the in addition to excellent relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers.


The Head of Supply Chain will be commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets and creating, improving and leading successful departments and functions.



To apply, please contact James Colley with a current CV.

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