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Supply Chain Manager - Interim

Salary: £0

Location: Norwich

Job type: Temporary

Category: Norwich Management

Temporary Position 2-3 months To provide operational management for all aspects of Supply Chain at Hurricane Way.  Activities Operational Logistics: •    Manage parts logistics, applying JIT parts provision to manufacturing in line with Lotus production plan. •    Manage distribution and logistics operations that support Lotus manufacturing with complex packaging and shipping customisation. •    Ensure business processes and information systems effectively support material flow. •    Develop robust business processes engaging with IT systems to deliver efficient, timely material availability fulfilment and inventory control. •    Ensure the safe, commercial and quality efficiency of packaging/stilageing solutions   •    Ensure returnable packaging is correctly maintained for current production plus introduced for all new parts in line with ramp up requirements •    Ensure raw material is ordered according to supplier lead times to ensure sufficient material for continuity of supply to production without an overstock situation. General: •    Ensure safe working practices and all Lotus Safety standards are followed. Responsible for the safety of all staff operating within the Supply Chain function. •    Ensure full conformance to all Lotus operational procedures, audit and drive improvements where required. •    Prepare management information for use across & outside the organisation & design/ deliver agreed KPI's •    Manage the Supply Chain team •    Implement new systems to manage the Logistics functions within Supply Chain. Additional activities: •    Manages Supplier and Production Schedules •    Manages material flow activity (internal and external) •    Manages Supply Chain Metrics Departmental KPi’s) •    Supervises all site Supply Chain employees •    Manages container flow / packaging / sequencing container design & availability. •    Manages indirect material activity •    Administers Outbound Shipping •    Directs department planning activities •    Interfaces with launch support teams and is responsible for successful material launch •    Manages third party operations •    Oversees Material Layered Audits •    Special build event support •    Production Trial Runs (VP, TT, PP) support Deliverables •    100% parts availability to line at point of fit •    Maximum use of available floor-space to minimise external spend •    Complex packaging and shipping customisation capabilities. •    Scenario planning and budget projection capabilities.  Essential Criteria: •    Experience of Manufacturing/ Logistics Environment •    Team Player with excellent Leadership skills •    Inventory control. •    Warehouse operations •    Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving stills required •    Proven experience at operating at a Senior business level •    Proven People and performance management •    OEM Warehouse Management •    Logistics Management •    Self-starting highly motivated & results oriented professional. •    Flexible and keen to work in a rapidly changing environment. •    Hungry to make a difference in a business undertaking significant business turn-around.  Desirable Criteria: •    Higher Logistics Qualification •    Operating industry standard ERP/MRP systems •    Outsourced complex distribution and logistics operations. •    Membership of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport or similar •    Automotive OEM experience desirable. •    Business turn-around experience desirable •    ERP/MRP system implementation experience  •    Automotive Logistics and/or Warehouse Management  Lotus is in an exciting period of turn around.  The successful candidate will be comfortable translating high-level requirements into team and business objectives, respond quickly to changing demands without the benefit of established process and/or experience


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