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Procurement & Supply Chain Manager Vacancy

Reports to -  Head of Engineering

Department - Engineering

Grade - £32,000 - £40,000 dependent upon qualifications & experience

Days / shifts - Monday - Friday with occasional out of hours / weekends

Hours - 48 per week

Location / travel - Head Office (Greenock or Inchinnan)

To apply send your CV to russell.henderson@mcgillsbuses.co.uk before the closing date of 1st May 2020.

Role overview

To lead and direct the rocurement & supply chain within McGill’s and ensure best value for money with maximum availability of supplies. To ensure compliance with professional, legal and ethical parameters and to ensure that ongoing review, benchmarking and maintenance of MI (management information) takes place. Management of departmental staff resources and to ensure that training and skill levels are maintained to protect the supply chain.

Principal accountabilities

  • Management and development of all departmental staff
  • Management of stock & inventory control ensuring stock is relevant and safe
  • Provision and creation of MI and IT system development
  • Creation and development of all procurement supply contracts & leading negotiations along with other internal stakeholders
  • Supplier management and contract performance
  • Contract adherence
  • Warranty claims yield and policy development and adherence
  • Stock levels, 1st time pick rate management, impress –vs- owned ratio and part range tuning

Qualifications and experience

  • Will be a member of either CIPS or ISM (essential)
  • Will be qualified to CIPS level 2 (essential)
  • Will be qualified to CIPS level 4 ( Training to this level will be supported )
  • Will have 2 years of management experience (essential)
  • Will have previous control of at least a £2.5m budget (strongly desireable)
  • Will have a demonstrable track record of achievement and CPD within a supply chain environment (strongly desireable)

Framework and boundaries

  • The role has a minimum of 6 direct reports, 4 of which are based at different working locations
  • The annual budget is in excess of £3m. The budget will be set on liaison with their line manager but effective control of the budget is the responsibility of the role holder
  • The role holder will have strategic influence over the contractual negotiations for supply and the development of asset and inventory management.
  • The role holder must be a supply chain professional. The role involves drafting supply contracts and management of financial resources and a minimum level of competency with both of these disciplines is essential.

The key deliverables for this role are:

Contract negotiation -Within 6 months of taking up post, best value contracts will be in place covering 90% of the company’s expenditure

Asset & Inventory management - 1st time pick rates of > 85% will be maintained with a target stockholding of <£500 per vehicle

Development of in-house software systems - MI daily, weekly & 4 Weekly reports will be developed and maintained to give visibility of expenditure.
-Max/min levels, auto re-order, warranty control, contract adherence & other essential IT functions will be introduced and maintained within 6 months of taking up role

Contract performance management - Ongoing supplier management and liaison to ensure that contract SLAs are being realised

Warranty Claims -Best practice will be implemented within 3 months of role being taken up and benchmarked against industry standard

1st time pick rates - The benchmark of 85% 1st time pick rate will be a key daily, weekly & monthly deliverable.


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