Head of Supply Chain

Birmingham Permanent
  • Michael Page are currently recruiting for a Head of Supply Chain
  • For a leading aerospace business in Birmingham

About Our Client

My client is a leading aerospace organisation based in Birmingham

Job Description

  • To ensure adherence with all compliance standards and operate with integrity at all times.
  • Lead the supply chain organisation through a lean operational excellence framework.
  • Implementation of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Inventory Management (IM) best practice and procedures across a broad portfolio of MTS and MTO product families.
  • Responsible for the integration and development of diverse ERP systems to create a European network delivery service excellence to customers from across the manufacturing footprint.
  • Lead the ongoing implementation of Oliver Wight IBP in Europe on budget and to schedule.
  • Lead data cleansing initiatives to deliver solid foundations for the implementation of SAP S/4HANA across the European supply chain.
  • Lead the streamlining and efficiency improvements in European distribution policy working with sourcing and logistics external partners.
  • Responsible for demand and supply forecasting, inventory planning and capacity management to meet the needs of the European customer base.
  • Ensure that when carrying out demand and supply planning that financials and product portfolio management is also incorporated to achieve fully integrated business planning process.
  • Review demand forecasting, supply planning, inventory and purchasing processes and via the deployment of lean tools implement changes in procedures to optimise network productivity, customer satisfaction and OWC.
  • Collaborate with the Procurement team to generate raw material requirements from the demand plan and ensure the sourcing plan supports production.
  • Make decisions regarding the movement, storage and processing of inventory with focus on the most efficient levels for plants
  • Using experience and subject matter expertise oversee incremental improvements at plant level to improve operational performance and improve KPI's.
  • Ensure the provision of skills, training, and resource to develop and best in class supply chain team across Europe.
  • Lead tactical response to supply chain problems impacting service performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Manage relationship with sales force and provide processes for affecting the inventory plan based upon changes in the marketplace and well as contractual commitments to customers.
  • Manage interface with sales and customer service and streamline data flows from quotation to invoice.Communicate with internal finance and the outside auditors in the planning, organisation, and evaluation of the Company's physical inventory.

The Successful Applicant

  • 10 plus years of relevant experience in a complex, multinational organisation with significant inter company trading.
  • SCM leadership and best practice, implementations of SAP and S&OP preferably S/4HANA and Oliver Wight
  • 6 plus years at senior leadership and subject matter expert levels in a multi-site role.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.
  • Microsoft office suite with advanced excel skills essential
  • Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations, Engineering or Business preferred. MBA a plus

What's on Offer

Competitive Salary & Package

Giuseppe Borsellino
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