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Supply Chain Manager

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Posted: August 2nd, 2022

Manager - Supply Chain

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, UK.

Scope of Position :

Responsible for leadership of all aspects of MTCE supply chain, and materials management oversight. This role further drives supply chain continuous improvement through implementation of systemic tools and processes that mitigate supply chain risk for Multimatic. 

Key Responsibilities : 

  • Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
    • Lead the strategic development of MTCE global supply chain
    • Develop and refine systems to increase departmental efficiency for RFQ, Strategic Sourcing, Spend Data Management and Supplier Performance Metrics.
    • Responsible for maintaining all records pertaining to purchasing performance activities. Establish systems that are shared and accessible/visible to all.
    • Source, develop and maintain quality and financially approved global suppliers who will provide on time production exceeding quality, cost and technology targets.
    • Focus on identifying suppliers with which to build strong long term relationships.
    • Support program milestone reviews, track open issues and report purchasing status.
    • Present purchasing team KPIs and strategy in monthly meetings.
    • Responsible for managing, developing and maintaining a motivated team who are engaged and can support the business objectives.
    • Provide excellent leadership, guidance, performance objectives, feedback and annual appraisals to the team on a continued basis.
    • Create a culture of fair challenge and teamwork ensuring that employee satisfaction is maintained. Establish stretch objectives measured by regular KPI reviews.
    • Visit suppliers as required to understand cost, quality, efficiency and overall supplier performance and capability.


  • Supply Chain Risk Mitigation
    • Monitor supply chain developments and establish market intelligence to stay ahead of potential risks to Multimatic supply
    • Develop and implement contingency plans to minimize risk of supply impact or disruption
    • Define appropriate balance for dual-sourcing strategies on critical product lines


  • Materials Support
    • Provide leadership to Materials teams with inventory planning, transportation, and logistics
    • Support the development of robust systems for Materials transition to production
    • Identify enhancements to material planning parameters, dual-sourcing volume splits, supply routes, etc.

General Requirements:

    • Work in a safe manner at all times.
    • Adopt and practice Kaizen Lean Manufacturing Principles and Concepts to drive continuous improvement of the purchasing function.
    • Follow all Company & Departmental General Procedures and process maps for this position.
    • Work in compliance and conform to ISO9001 and ISO14001 standards.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


Basic Requirements :

  • Must have an Engineering Degree and/or Purchasing Certification
  • Experience in strategic supply chain management, purchasing/procurement preferably in an automotive manufacturing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively building positive relationships with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills that would involve internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to extract, understand and analyse financial data.
  • The ability to read and understand engineering drawings and Bill of Material (BOM)
  • A good understanding of manufacturing processes, such as stamping, forging, moulding, machining, electronics, etc.
  • Ability to negotiate contracts and agreements.
  • Multi-tasker who can respond to challenges in a timely manner.
  • Organised and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Suite, MRP systems) and willing to learn new tools and systems to improve performance.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.
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