Ref: SYN3817

Head of Supply Chain

  • Location Newbury
  • Job type
  • Salary Up to £87k

Syntech Recruitment is excited to partner with a leading manufacturer to find a high-calibre Head of Supply Chain. In this pivotal role, you’ll lead and oversee all aspects of the supply chain, ensuring efficient material flow, optimised production strategies, and continuous improvement.

  • Company car or car allowance
  • 15% bonus potential
  • 13% employer pension contribution
  • BUPA health insurance
  • Generous holiday entitlement (25 days)
  • Group life assurance (GLA)
  • Group income protection (GIP)

About You:

  • A seasoned Supply Chain professional with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, with proven leadership experience.
  • Proven track record of leading and developing a high-performing planning team.
  • In-depth understanding of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) principles, ideally with AX ERP experience.
  • Strong analytical skills with a data-driven approach to problem-solving.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills to collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • A passion for continuous improvement and a commitment to implementing best practices.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive Supply Chain strategy that fosters agility and efficiency.
  • Oversee material supply planning and control to ensure uninterrupted production flow.
  • Optimise production strategies to minimise costs while maintaining optimal working capital levels.
  • Manage customer demand effectively, guaranteeing sufficient capacity to meet short, medium, and long-term needs.
  • Implement and oversee robust physical logistics processes for material movement, stock accuracy, Kanban systems, PFEP, and packaging.
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives, identifying and delivering projects within budget and timeframe.
  • Manage and optimise warehouse operations, encompassing goods receiving, storage, and picking while adhering to customer specifications.
  • Cultivate a team environment focused on professionalism and planning excellence.
  • Mentor and coach team members to build a highly skilled and successful planning function.
  • Serve as the company’s Supply Chain planning Subject Matter Expert (SME), owning and driving KPIs like OTD, OTTR, backlog, inventory, and special freight.
  • Implement local planning and operations KPIs to enhance both business performance and team behaviour.
  • Embed best practices in warehouse and physical logistics processes through documentation, training, and maintenance.
  • Leverage data analysis to identify opportunities for improvement and drive continuous optimisation.
  • Foster strong relationships with internal stakeholders throughout the company.

Ready to Make a Difference?
If you’re a strategic Supply Chain professional with a passion for excellence and a proven ability to lead and inspire teams, we want to hear from you!
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