Supply Chain Director

Job Title: Supply Chain Director
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Reference: LDMPL55_1545142988
Contact Name: Lisa Darbyshire
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 18, 2018 14:23

Job Description

Interim MP&L / Supply Chain Director (6 months)
An interesting opportunity has become available for an MP&L / Supply Chain Director to work with a unique and important automotive manufacturing company who are globally respected for being at the forefront of their field and whose iconic designs are revered the world over.
Working on a 6 months interim basis this is a unique opportunity for an experienced MP&L / Supply Chain Director to guide this function through a permanent change of leadership.
This is a superb position working with a globally respected automotive business which is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world.
Job Purpose:
The Supply Chain division plays a critical role in enabling the business to produce the beautiful cars seen in the showrooms, from ensuring that the right parts are in the right place at the right time to providing the means to deliver the finished product.
We are currently looking for an experienced Interim Director of MP&L to lead the team during a change of permanent leadership, taking full responsibility for all aspects of the production plan, operational supply chain and managing production material supply from order intake, through manufacturing to vehicle delivery to the customer.
As Interim Director of MP&L your role encompasses all aspects of material planning and logistics, supporting production methods for both current models and new model introduction; determining the site strategy and the subsequent tactical plans to implement change whilst maintaining the daily operational needs.
Your ability to forge close working relationships with Sales, Purchasing and the Manufacturing teams will be pivotal in creating business plans to balance the production system with customer demand. This role will be based at one of the Midlands facilities and as with all of the senior roles; flexibility is required in terms of travelling between sites and internationally where required.
Main Responsibilities & Tasks:
*Lead and manage the Pipeline, Inbound Supply & New Model Launch Teams in collaboration with entire Purchasing function.
*Develop and assign objectives in support of the Procurement & Supply Chain Department Vision and Company objectives.
*Development of the production plan to schedule production parts delivery and manage the subsequent daily adherence to build.
*Ensure production parts ordering and delivery to site for all vehicle derivatives.
*Own and lead the operational supply chain strategy development, considering future business needs and Logistics 'best practice', with a strong vision for change from which annual tactical goals are developed.
*Develop & manage an optimal logistics system for multi-site operation.
*Manage the physical logistics operation from receipt through warehouse to line-side delivery in conjunction with the LLP management team.
*Responsible for the finished vehicle storage distribution throughout the world supporting dealer network.
*Strong Inventory management with robust financial reporting & compliance and departmental budget control, minimising obsolescence.
*Supports entire new model launch gateway process with responsibility for production released parts; adherence to delivery and logistics processes for each pre-production build phase.
*Support Operations and manufacturing with strong KPI performance, setting annual objectives and target driven scorecard reviews.
*Develop and implement cost reduction initiatives (Total Delivered Cost).
Qualifications & Experience:
We are expecting that, in order to deliver the above, you will be able to demonstrate the majority of the following skills & experience:
*Educated to Degree level or equivalent, preferably in line with the role requirements.
*Strong background in S&OP implementation and management.
*Good understanding of cyclical logistics processes and Supply Chain areas in general, ideally including a vehicle launch.
*Ability to facilitate multi-functional groups, 3rd party operators and achieve process improvement.
*Good grasp of company-wide production planning, adherence & relationship to manufacturing processes.
*Excellent understanding of Supplier Performance management.
*Previous experience of logistics optimisation and related KPI's.
*Knowledge of budgetary control and compliance.
*Knowledge of dynamic manufacturing environment and supply chain preferred as need to manage rapid change and time critical environment - JIT, Kanban and Lean working methods.
*MRP/ERP scheduling systems experience in a flow process with strong process thinking.
*Methodical & strong problem-solving techniques.
*High attention to detail with strong planning & organising competency.
Remuneration Package:
*This role is offered on a 6 month interim basis on a day rate of circa £500 per day (Ltd Co).
How to apply
For further information or to apply please contact Lisa Darbyshire on 01793 317851 or email

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