Supply Chain Excellence Lead - Hertfordshire

Supply Chain
Ref: 899 Date Posted: Saturday 19 Jun 2021
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Location:            Stevenage
Salary:                £45,000 to £48,000 + benefits – (Bonus, Overtime, Pension & more)
Working within a world leading, technical engineering organisation, we currently have a fantastic opportunity to work as a Supply Chain Excellence Lead. You will be an integral part of the UK Direct Procurement team and will influence the evolution of the Supply Chain performance, capabilities, and practices.
The role will allow you to help shape the future, bring new ideas, fresh insights, and potentially new ways of working. You will contribute to the improvement road map and have direct impact on adding value to their functional capability. This is a unique role and will give you the ability to work with the Procurement and Supply Chain teams and also give you visibility to work in conjunction with the Procurement leadership team.
Supply Chain Excellence Lead responsibilities:
  • Support the UK Supply Chain in its identification, development, and implementation of functional improvement, transformation, and project activities
  • Lead Supply Chain continuous improvement and sustainable improvements across the UK
  • Provide functional support regarding the improvement of processes, templates, and various quality tools
  • Drive efficiency of Supply Chain initiatives through ongoing measurement and evaluation of their impact
  • Enhance functional capability through training and coaching tools, techniques, and standard methodologies, including implementing training and development materials
  • Support and input towards Supply Chain Transformation and Improvement road map
  • Project manage deliverables against plan and communicate across function
  • Working in conjunction with the Procurement & Supply Chain leadership team, ensure that relevant governance is in place as part of improvement control/progress plans
Supply Chain Excellence Lead skills and qualifications required:
  • Knowledge and experience in Continuous/Process improvement activities, FMEA’s, Control plans, PPAP, APQP, Supplier validation and approval would be preferred
  • Project Management experience, including creating stakeholder buy-in and engagement
  • Experience within a volume manufacturing environment would be advantageous
  • Ability to manage, deliver and track multiple parallel improvement projects
  • Good influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ideally educated to Degree/HND Level, preferably in a quality, business, engineering, and manufacturing disciplines
  • Problem Solving qualification/experience e.g. Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing would be strongly preferred
This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a challenging and rewarding position within a world class engineering environment where you can help create and shape the supply chain across the business.
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