Head of Supply Chain
General Dynamics UK Limited
South Wales - Merthyr Tydfil
1d ago

Purpose of Position

  • Lead, manage and develop the team of c42 spanning production material control, procurement, shop to shop material fulfilment, key supplier account management, logistics & 3PL warehousing.
  • As a member of the GDUK LS leadership team, attend weekly meetings and act as an advocate for and upholder of world class policy, procedures and controls.
  • Ensure supply chain policies, procedures and systems support the drive for operational excellence.
  • Be viewed positively as a pro-active, effective and commercial business partner to support the wider business operations.
  • Work closely with internal customer, as part of the operations team, through a CI approach to ensure material is available at the right time & place.
  • Responsible for supplier contractual performance and relationship management
  • Responsible for overhead budget performance against targets for Supply Chain, Warehousing & Freight.
  • Drive material cost reduction initiatives to support estimate at completion challenges.
  • Contribute to strategic initiatives, manage supply chain risks and support best practice sharing across the global supply chain.
  • Ensure that the strategy for Supply Chain underpins the business vision
  • Ensure efficient and cost effective logistics solution
  • Support rate readiness initiative to ensure supply meets demand
  • Responsibilities

  • A strong track record as a senior supply chain manager, with extensive experience of managing a complex supply chain within a related, high value, low volume manufacturing sector such as aerospace & defence, capital equipment, power generation etc.
  • with long lead times and contract durations.

  • Comfortable engaging and building relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders and suppliers within a matrix organisation.
  • Understanding of best supply chain practice, from a related environment
  • Well-developed influencing, negotiation and collaboration skills.
  • Experience managing and developing teams and leading the supply chain function
  • Well-developed leadership skills, strong conceptual thinking, a hands-on approach and the charisma to make things happen.
  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally with CIPS or equivalent
  • High drive, with energy and resilience.
  • Good attention to detail and able to work highly autonomously.
  • Education / Experience

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally with CIPS or equivalent
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