Supply Chain Manager


SE Wales


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Supply Chain Manager - Recycling

An exciting role has just become available for a national Supply Chain Manager in Recycling, reporting to the Supply Chain Director. This role would ideally suit someone with a varied Supply Chain background, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.

As Supply Chain Manager you will work within the DS Smith Supply Chain Team to manage a portfolio of Supplier accounts and to ensure profitability, customer satisfaction and operational service levels are met.

The successful candidate must have the flexibility to travel extensively.

What the role will involve …

To take responsibility for the end to end supplier account activities

To manage the day to day procurement and operational relationship for a portfolio of third-party supply partners

Ensure day to day services are provided to achieve world class service levels, manage supplier performance to remedy service failures and maintain performance trends by supplier

To negotiate industry leading pricing to increase contract profitability

Undertake annual price increase negotiations with suppliers

To negotiate specific rates in support of New Business and tenders

To be able to travel to undertake supplier meetings

To develop and maintain effective internal relationships with a number of internal stakeholder departments such as Sales, Finance, Business Services, Commercial, Compliance and Depot Teams

Work with Finance to support resolving supplier queries and payments

Work with Commercial Team to improve contract margins

Identify new ideas and innovations to benefit the client portfolio

Identify additional suppliers and new disposal outlets

Monthly reports on market update and supplier performance

Ensure full compliance with all relevant company policies, including but not exclusive to all Health and Safety rules and directives.

The desired candidate will have the following...

Prior experience in Recycling or Waste Management is essential

Ideally educated to degree level

Excellent communication skills

Experience within a similar environment

Keen to learn and develop

Excellent commercial and negotiation skills

Location: Homebased – National travel

Salary: Competitive


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Up to 18% Bonus
25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
Competitive Pension and Life Insurance Package
Annual cycle to work scheme

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