The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-19571

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Supply Chain Manager
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  • Business Need / Purpose of Role

    The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for managing the entire Supply Chain Function for Weir Minerals Europe (WME).

    This is a critical role within Supply Chain and accountable for a number of functions which include:


    • Warehouse
    • Shipping
    • Purchasing
    • Order Fulfilment team which covers Planning, Expediting and Inventory.  


    The position will be involved in the strategic management and performance of the supply chain function, with special emphasis towards On Time Delivery for Supplier, Aftermarket and Original Equipment.


    The post holder will report into the Operations Director. In this role you will be responsible for approximately 45 employees, inventory circa £17M and the delivery of a monthly customer order book in excess of £10M.  


    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities


    § Effective performance management of the team in line with Weir policies

    § Develop succession plans, for critical roles within Supply Chain

    § Ensure all team members have a development plan which is aligned with their KPI’s and the supply chain strategic

    § Ensure training and development is identified with action plans followed through

    § To evaluate and plan staffing levels for all functions to achieve the goal


    Interface of Supply Chain

    § Develop clear KPI’s to be presented to all levels of the business

    § Highlight areas of improvement in the Supply Chain plan to meet the current business plan.

    § To be able to understand and report on our ability throughout the month to meet output targets

    § Highlighting any risks to the business


    Leading Purchasing function

    § Ensure priorities and methods best balance the needs of WME and customers

    § To ensure a reliable and flexible supply base

    § To lead new supplier activity in such a way that ensure the performance of WME

    § To achieve Total cost savings to the business

    § Reduce supplier quality issues and errors in both parts and paperwork


    Lead and drive Warehousing function

    § Proactively find ways to store our assets keeping in line with company policy

    § Implement strategy to minimize lead-times between actions, including a targeted same day processing time for warehouse functions

    § To ensure that all members of the WME team can operate in a safe environment using appropriate material and manual handling techniques

    § Identify most appropriate transport methods and routes, ensure plan is deployed

    § To ensure shipping paperwork is maintained accurately and efficiently


    Strategic direction of Planning & Expediting function

    § Providing a day to day production plan to balance these requirements

    § Providing a view of our capacities and lead-times to support our customers

    § To provide priority lists to the manufacturing and procurement teams to ensure our performance

    § To reduce our inventory footprint, whilst supporting our customer

    § To participate in the order acceptance process to guarantee customer OTD


    To develop and implement the S&OP process at WME

    § Develop the S&OP process at WME

    § Implement the S&OP process linking both supply plan, demand plan to the business plan

    § Hold monthly meetings to review this output highlighting any gaps in supply or demand, and any risk to the annual business plan

    § Develop mid to long term plans to develop effective distribution networks to support our changing business


    Manage the Strategic supply chain

    § To ensure continued improvement of Supply Chain activities

    § To reduce lead-time and cost to the business

    § A goal of zero errors in the standard process

    § Establish the Supply Chain participate and add value to engineering, sales, marketing and other departments


    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Supply Chain Manager within the Manufacturing or similar operations based business
    • 10 years working experience in Supply Chain
    • Significant experience working in a high value low volume manufacturing environment
    • Advanced SAP user
    • S&OP exposure


    •  Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or a related discipline would be advantageous

    • APICS qualification or similar
    • Post graduate qualifications in Business or supply chain
    • Integral SAP experience in MM, PP or EWM with change or implantation experience


    Core Competencies


    Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; provides clear direction and sets objectives; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; develops and empowers others; gives appropriate praise and recognition.


    Decision Making

    Displays willingness to make decisions; effectively evaluates information to make a decision; able to assess a situation and draw sound conclusions; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.


    Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; monitors transition and evaluates results.


    Computer Skills

    Integrated ERP system- preferably SAP. Highly competent in using MS Office suite, particularly MS Excel.  



    Excellent written and command of English, ability to effectively present information


    Regional Specific Job Information (if applicable)


    The closing date for this position is 22nd April 2018.  


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