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Date Added: Sat 10/07/2021

Supply Chain Manager

East Sussex, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £30000 - £32000/annum

Supply Chain Manager

As a supply chain manager, you will oversee and manage every stage of the production flow, from purchasing the raw materials to the delivery of the final product.

You will ensure the right amount of product is made at the right time, as well as coordinate the storage of the product. Organising the movement of goods from distribution centres to customers and stores involves forecasting trends and managing inventories.


Excellent communication skills (written and oral), high level interpersonal skills and strong planning skills, a logical and systematic approach to work, good time management, with the ability to work under pressure, maintain accuracy and keep to deadlines, ability to solve problems and make decisions, as well as to think strategically and laterally, excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams, negotiation and influencing skills, business management and analytical skills, excellent communication skills, both written and oral, the ability to lead and motivate a team, IT literacy, skills in Excel and the ability to handle electronic data and understanding of risk management in the context of the supply chain.


Sound knowledge across the Microsoft office suite, understanding of principles of accounting and finance.


Minimum of 5 years' experience in a manufacturing &/or supply chain role.

Desirable education

BA in Supply Chain Management, Finance, or similar relevant field

Supply chain leadership

* Negotiate contracts with suppliers

* Control manufacturing and delivery processes

* Plan and implement logistical strategy, ensuring targets are met

* Oversee product storage, handling and distribution

* Use computer software to track goods from origin to delivery

* Work on forecasts and inventories, keeping an accurate record of the process and analysing performance

* Manage the costs involved while maintaining quality

* Ensure you are aware of exactly what is happening throughout the supply chain

* Improve the overall supply chain performance and look for any possible innovations to the process

* Develop new and existing relationships with suppliers

* Manage and minimise the risks (for example operational or reputational) that could affect or interrupt the supply chain

* Consider the environmental impact of the supply chain in order to meet sustainability targets

* Implement new technologies and stay alert to new trends and developments in the sector. Oversight of the logistics process for new product development, manufacturing, raw & packaging receipt, and delivery of finished goods.

* Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy.

* Collaborate with Sales, Operations, and Customer Service teams.

* Keep detailed records, generate reports, and develop presentations as required.

* Responsible for demand planning and Production scheduling

* Purchasing of raw material for production team

* Stock management across sites oversite of stock volumes and stock taking

* Private label stakeholder management and scheduling
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