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  • Req. ID

    R3856

  • Organization

    Life Science

  • Job Category

    Supply Chain

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Job Location

    Northbank, Irlam
    Manchester, Manchester M44 5AY
    United Kingdom

Overview

Plans, schedules and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required materials. Purchases materials, using engineering and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels. Gathers quotations, examines bids and makes awards. Develops specifications for new contract orders. Obtains materials, components and equipment and has inventory responsibility. Evaluates vendor reliability, develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate. Monitors cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the procurement of all products, managing all aspects of materials supply
  • Responsible for the work order creation, production and order scheduling
  • Operation contact for key customer accounts
  • Acquires and maintains technical understanding of products purchased
  • Ability to analyze cost effectiveness and make sound commercial / business decisions
  • Responsible for timely quotation process and tooling negotiation
  • Identify and manage supply chain risks, communicate with internal and external stakeholders to mitigate risks
  • Problem solving demand issues
  • Drive initiatives and continuous process improvement to help the team to become more efficient and effective
  • Generates internal management reports for purchasing team
  • Participates in Kaizen events and continuous improvements sessions​

Communications:

Logistics

Product Management

Planning

Purchasing

Finance

Skills and Aptitude Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, APICS certificationification (CPIM) preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of purchasing demand /production planning within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Lean / Continuous Improvement teams and activities
  • Expert understanding of Oracle (or similar) MRP based planning system.
  • Expert capability in modern sourcing principles
  • Abilities to handle multiple competing priorities for multiple projects.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills at all levels of the organization and maintain confidentiality to people outside the organization.
  • Requires sense of urgency, and the ability to provide detailed information when needed
  • Microsoft office proficient

JOB LOCATION

Northbank, Irlam
Manchester, Manchester  M44 5AY

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