Interim Supply Chain Manager 6 Month Fixed Term Contract

£40,000-£45,000 pa
1 week ago

We are actively seeking an experienced Interim Supply Chain Manager to enhance and lead a small but busy established team.  This role will appeal to those with drive and ready to make their mark in a long standing manufacturing business. Our client is a global specialist in the design and manufacture of temperature, pressure and flow process instrumentation, with particular expertise in hazardous areas.

Reporting to the Head of Operations this role will be responsible for managing teams covering 2 locations (Farnham and Slough).  The ideal candidate will be ready to hit the ground running, have a “Can Do” attitude and be ready for a challenge and have experience wearing many hats in one day.  They will also need to be tenacious but approachable when resolving problems.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:


  • Lead small team of buyers and procurement projects
  • Daily management of a small team of buyers in 2 locations
  • Supplier selection proposals and approval to include fact finding, audits, negotiation etc.
  • To support expediting delivery if necessary
  • To generate supplier confidentiality and service level agreements where required, necessary filing onto company server
  • To generate RFQ (Request For Quotation) packs for new supplier, to include drawings, usage and target pricing
  • Validate and compare incoming quotes to identify potential suppliers
  • Prepare supporting information for cost negotiation with suppliers, including usage information, competitive quotations and comparisons, engineering data/drawings, annual spend with supplier
  • Supplier visits as and when necessary
  • Resolution of all escalated supply issues
  • Active in all department projects
  • OTD improvements
  • Daily reports complete by purchasing team
  • Effective management of procurement projects
  • Introduce and set up good quality suppliers with all relevant agreements in place


  • Minimum 5 years in a similar role
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Good organisation and administration skills with attention to detail
  • Computer literate in MS Office especially Excel & Word
  • Good working knowledge of MRP
  • Experience with Electro/Mechanical procurement
  • Driving licence and willing to travel between sites
  • Experience of working within a global supply base
  • Experience of supplier negotiation and development of suppliers – in a small to medium batch environment
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