Supply Chain Manager - Hatfield & Cheltenham

Job Description

Hours:                                                Full Time, 37.5 hours

Permanent/Fixed Term:                   Permanent

Location:                                            Hatfield with 1 day per week in Cheltenham


Key Objectives

This is a new role and will be solely responsible for all aspects of the materials supply chain for the SLG tanning mitt division.

It will be located at our third-party subcontract facility in Hatfield, where you will represent the SLG culture and lead purchasing, supply chain and operational efficiencies, as well as supporting any issue resolution

 Key Tasks:


  • Overall responsibility for materials purchasing and ensuring materials deliveries are aligned with production & customer requirements.
  • Use MRP to analyse demand and generate required work orders & purchase orders
  • Optimise buying volumes to deliver best prices, whilst always considering optimal stock holding and customer underwriting.
  • Ensure accuracy of all purchase orders
  • Tracking and expediting material deliveries
  • Supplier influencing and issue resolution to ensure any internal or external road blocks to success are understood and resolved.
  • Setting, monitoring and reporting supplier KPI’s to SLG
  • Work together with SLG to lead material supply chain continuous improvement

Production Facility Liaisons

  •  To represent SLG at our third-party subcontract facility.
  • Work with the production facility to monitor production plan and ensure this supports customer requirements.
  • Represent SLG & SLG customer in supporting the production facility with re-alignment and prioritisation of production plan where required.
  • Help facilitate issue resolution.
  • Hold regular discussions with stakeholders to identify potential process improvement,

Stock & Material Controls

  •  Ensure timely booking in of all materials onto SLG system to facilitate accurate stock levels and performance management of suppliers
  • Review stock levels between production facility and SLG to highlight and resolve any discrepancies.
  • Monitor safety stocks to ensure these are aligned with production / forecast demands. Proactively feedback to SLG regarding any proposed safety stock adjustments required. 
  • Capture material production variances, understand variances and work with SLG mitt division to put in place corrective actions
  • Keep SLG systems up to date with the latest material and stock information

 Key Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience working at a senior level in a materials planning and purchasing role within a manufacturing environment
  • Fully familiar with MRP systems
  • PC literate in all Microsoft applications, particularly excel
  • Educated to minimum of “A” level standard
  • Mathematically astute with a good standard of English

 Key Competency Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate advanced influencing, relationship building and problem-solving skills.
  • Confident communicator
  • Organised approach to work with a high attention to detail
  • Time sensitive with a strong customer service ethos.
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness
  • Determination to succeed.
  • Capable of thriving in a fast-paced environment


 Sound Interesting? - Please send us your CV along with your salary expectations!