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Head of Supply Chain Management (tech start-up)

Head of Supply Chain Management (tech start-up)

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Procurement & Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £80000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matt Williamson

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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We would love to talk to you if you:

  • Have a graduate degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, business management, logistics or related field.
  • Have 5+ years of experience in supply chain, logistics or procurement efforts of innovative technology products, ideally including with Far East suppliers;
  • Are analytical, goal-orientated, and ROI-focused, and understand what it takes to develop effective relationships with suppliers and other partners to bring quality products into full production.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Selecting suppliers and contract manufacturers that give the company a competitive supply chain for its products;
  • Devising supply chain strategies for the most cost-effective product differentiation;
  • Managing pilot production and rapid production scale-up of new products;
  • Leading value engineering initiatives to optimize competitiveness of the companys products;
  • Establishing performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of factors affecting the supply chain;
  • Developing and maintaining detailed and optimal inventories of materials and supplies located in the company, at sites, and in the factory;
  • Developing policies to increase efficiency throughout the supply chain while ensuring quality and safety; implementing subsequent changes to processes;
  • Identifying optimal shipment and transportation routes with attention to consolidation of warehousing and distribution;
  • Collaborating with other departments and stakeholders to identify and maintain resources needed to establish and provide an effective supply chain;
  • Negotiating prices for raw material, components and assembly with suppliers, vendors, and/or shipping companies; and
  • Monitoring the performance of suppliers, assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements; identifying and qualifying new suppliers in collaboration with other departments.