Interim Supply Chain manager (3-6 Months) - £40k-£45k

Pressure, flow, instrumentation
Defence, Aerospace, Medical, Scientific Research and Space
South East

The Job

The Company:

  • You will be part of a Global specialist in the design and manufacturer of process control instrumentation.
  • Our client has a well established and diverse customer base ranging from global PLCs to start-up ventures.
  • Customer focused culture with local support.
  • Our client has an open door policy and open culture policy.
  • Our tailored manufacturing solutions maximising our customer profits.
  • Agile and flexible in meeting the needs of customer business models.
  • Our client has a strong customer focus and support network.

The Role:


  • Reporting to Head of Operations, managing a small team of buyers and covering several locations.
  • Supplier selection proposals and approval to include fact finding, audits, negotiation
  • To support expediting delivery if necessary
  • To generate supplier confidentiality and service level agreements where required, necessary filing onto company server
  • To generate RFQ (Request For Quotation) packs for new supplier, to include drawings, usage and target pricing
  • Validate and compare incoming quotes to identify potential suppliers
  • Prepare supporting information for cost negotiation with suppliers, including usage information, competitive quotations and comparisons, engineering data/drawings, annual spend with supplier
  • Supplier visits as and when necessary
  • Resolution of all escalated supply issues
  • Active in all department projects
  • OTD improvements
  • Daily reports complete by purchasing team
  • Effective management of procurement projects
  • Introduce and set up good quality suppliers with all relevant agreements in place

The ideal Person

  • Experience with Electro/Mechanical procurement
  • Must be able to read technical/engineering drawings
  • Strong leadership skills (mentoring/coaching) ability for 2 buyers
  • Driving licence and willing to travel between sites
  • Good working knowledge of MRP
  • Can do positive attitude

Consultant: Marc Gibbs


Tel no. 0208 397 4114

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK.

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