Supply Chain Manager

North East England (GB)
excellent package
18 May 2022
01 Jun 2022
Department Head
Supply Chain / Logistics
Contract Type

Our client is a successful and well-respected designer, manufacturer and D2C E-Commerce luxury lifestyle homewares business. The company has achieved several national and regional growth awards. Our client is enjoying an exciting period of opportunity and sustained fast growth with revenues soon to achieve £50m pa. There are significant opportunities for our client to further develop its capabilities and high-end luxury product range.

This appointment will enjoy significant levels of autonomy and responsibility. The successful appointee will lead the day-to-day supply chain operations of the business. Working with the executive team, he/she will be responsible for the commercial and operational success of the business, making a significant contribution to the performance of the business.

The successful candidate will enjoy a stimulating and rewarding high profile role within a genuinely exciting and respected, market-leading business.

Supply Chain Manager - Job Roles & Responsibilities

An opportunity has arisen for Supply Chain Manager to join this exciting and growing team at their brand-new, state-of-the-art headquarters.

The Supply Chain Manager will oversee and manage every stage of the production flow, from purchasing the products from suppliers to the delivery of the final product to their 3PL.

You will ensure the right number of products are manufactured in the right amount of time, to incorporate lead time and delivery as well as coordinate the receipt of the product.

An overview of the movement of goods from distribution centres to customers and businesses is also required, along with forecasting trends and managing inventories.



Your tasks will include, but not be limited to:


  • Working with the IT department and systems on procurement forecasts, trends and ultimate PO placement.
  • The ongoing negotiation of existing contracts with suppliers, always ensuring the best quality and cost.
  • Manage product issues with manufacturers, including QC procedures/policies.
  • Manage all standards, certifications, accreditations, ensuring the business is up to date with all global energy performance and sustainability requirements.
  • Controlling manufacturing and delivery processes from China with our shipping agents.
  • Plan and implement logistical strategy, ensuring targets are met to align with business forecasts.
  • Oversee 3PL partner, Goods in, handling and distribution.

Candidate experience

  • Proven experience as a Supply Chain Manager ideally in e-commerce businesses working in multinational environments.
  • Hands-on experience of procurement and buying processes in product or manufacturing environments.
  • Specific experience of working in the furniture/bathrooms/kitchens/engineering sectors i.e., components, would be advantageous.
  • Experience of ERP systems would be advantageous, such as SAP/Oracle/MS Dynamics 365.
  • Any experience of Buying would be useful.
  • Business management skills.
  • Leadership skills.