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Vendor Planning Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 08/09/2011
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer and is currently experiencing an upturn in production with demand increasing globally.

The Role:
To effectively manage the departmental objectives with regards to the inbound part supply through innovation, motivation and the coaching of a team of people
The Vendor Planning Manager will effectively co-ordinate supply constraints and analyse the risk to the business before implementing appropriate recovery activities to reduce disruption and on cost to the business
To ensure that process adherence is followed and that problem resolution activities are implemented and monitored to their completion
To manage team development by means of the departmental skill matrix and to manage gaps in planner performance and to nurture opportunities for succession planning within the team
To look for cost saving opportunities within the department especially with regards to inventory management and process improvements
Responsible for the efficient operation of the Vendor Planning department

Key Responsibilities
Manage a departmental operating budget
Implement appropriate departmental measurements and KPI's
Articulate and present departmental constraints at the appropriate time/forum
Ensure departmental adherence to standard operating procedures is followed
Introduce operating change seamlessly into the department
Develop efficiency initiatives
Manage a team of Vendor Planners
Coaching and facilitating for continuous improvement and individual development performance

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
'A' Level standard preferred though not essential
Sound knowledge of supply chain concepts and Vendor Planning principles and procedures
Proven record of people management and coaching skills
A recognised management qualification would be beneficial.

Previous Experience
The role requires experience in the management of people and a sound understanding of the supply chain concepts and practicalities
The ability to demonstrate that they possess the necessary skills to negotiate and communicate at all levels of the business organisation both internally and externally by using the appropriate medium to suit the situation
The ability to present summary statements/presentations to senior members of the company essential with an ability to understand the business cost implications of decisions
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