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Supply Chain Manager


Barnstaple, Devon

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Acorn by Synergie have an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking Supply Chain Manager to join a global market leading Aerospace and defence ma...

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Acorn by Synergie have an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking Supply Chain Manager to join a global market leading Aerospace and defence manufacturer in the heart of North Devon.

General scope of the role

A successful candidate will be responsible for managing key Supply Chain related functions end to end, such as materials planning, scheduling, and ordering activities associated with the delivery of specific customer products, direct and indirect material purchasing, inventory control and warehousing, shipping and receiving.


* Managing and directing supply chain personnel in the Plant procurement, receipt, disbursement, and inventory control of material to ensure on-time delivery of customer orders while maintaining assigned inventory levels.
* Train, develop, and educate direct reports on the use of supply chain management techniques, various business systems, varieties of reports and other related tools to ensure timely and economical completion of customer requirements.
* Plant responsibility for delivery of Sales and Sales Planning, support for delivery of Plant based operational metrics such as OTD, WOLI, and financial deliverables.
* Managing current and future demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements. Implements methods, practices and techniques to ensure the most economical movement of materials through the supply chain to achieve cost-effective logistics practices and inventory levels while meeting customer delivery requirements.
* Managing plant purchasing activities for items procured on a local basis in order to complement centrally purchased items.
* Responsible for implementing and maintaining the plant's SIOP process. Analyses data, including enterprise requirements planning information and prepares consolidated managerial reports as needed to facilitate and recommend actions to ensure plant/product line optimal supply chain execution.
* Ensure correct planning parameters and transaction disciplines are utilised in order execution systems (such as MFGPro) to ensure proper order generation and inventory balances.
* Manage material cost and schedule impact of proposed engineering changes in addition to taking necessary actions to ensure successful implementation and incorporation of approved engineering releases.
* Ensure quality of shipping documentation to meet corporate financial and customer audit requirements including Global Trade Management.
* Support compliance initiatives and corporate commodity, logistics, and inventory strategies to achieve synergy across the operation.
* Devise and manage physical inventory audit methodology which meets corporate, governmental and customer specifications.
* Evaluate operational performance of the group to facilitate performance management, merit promotions, job transfers, dismissals, commendations, etc. Identifies and develops top talent to create a high-performance work team.
* Create a pipeline of talent both within the supply chain team and other functions across the division.
* Coordinate with central Corporate Supply Chain Function to provide data and participate in teams to drive best practices across the business.

Experience and Skills

* Proven Leader of People: Multiple years of related professional and supervisory/Managerial experience
* Full knowledge of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic. High Digital Skillset including Excel, Microsoft Office 365 and associated programs.
* Thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, scheduling, purchasing, supplier selection, inventory control, logistics, stockroom operations, and shipping/receiving
* Detailed knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Process Variation Reduction (Six Sigma) concepts and tool sets as they relate to materials management.
* Ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams.
* Previous experience in a similar role within the manufacturing or aerospace industry would be advantageous.


* Private Healthcare
* 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, option to buy more or sell away your annual leave.
* Generous Employer Pension contribution (up to 8%)
* Flexible benefits scheme to include dental cover, childcare vouchers, life assurance, cycle to work and much more.
* Opportunity for career progression.
* Top notch facilities with a positive office culture
* Discretionary company bonus based on performance.

If you are interested in this role, please either apply below or for more information please contact [email protected] or call the Barnstaple office on 01271 343222.

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