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Vendor Planning Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 05/12/2011
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The Company:
With a reputation for outstanding quality the world over, my client is currently experiencing a period of sustained growth with production increasing consistently over recent months.
As production increases, the importance of having all parts and supplies in the right place at the right time is never more crucial. To ensure that departmental objectives are met, we are looking for a Vendor Planning Manager to manage inbound part supply.

The Role:
The main responsibilities of the role are

• Manage the inbound part supply through innovation, motivation and the coaching of a team of people.
• Co-ordinate supply constraints and analyse the risk to the business before implementing appropriate recovery activities to reduce disruption and cost to the business.
• Follow business process to ensure compliance and that measures are taken investigate, monitor and resolve any issues
• 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.
• Responsible for ensuring that local Health and Safety policies and procedures are followed in order to ensure own safety and the safety of others.

Key Responsibilities
• Manage a departmental operating budget.
• Implement appropriate departmental measures and KPI's.
• Articulate and present departmental constraints at the appropriate time/ forum.
• Ensure departmental adherence to standard operating procedures are 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.
• Responsible for Health and Safety compliance within the team

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Charlie Gartside at Fircroft on + 44 1925 25 5477

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.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Previous Experience
• The role requires experience in the management of people and a sound understanding of the supply chain concepts and practicalities.
• Excellent communication and negotiating skills is essential
• The ability to present summary statements/ presentations to senior members of the company is essential, combined within ability to understand the business cost implications of decisions.
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