Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager

Location Poole, Dorset
Salary £40000 to £50000

This is the ideal role for a bright and ambitious professional with experience as a Purchasing Manager, Senior Buyer or Operations and Logistics Manager who is ready to take the next step in their career. Over 28 years ago we had a vision, to build one of the biggest and best ATM parts and service businesses in the world. We are now looking for a talented Supply Chain Manager to help us in our journey to achieving this goal.  

Is this a company you can advance your career with? 

You will be supported by our years of experience and will benefit from the knowledge that has been built up through our growth so far; thriving through two recessions and expanding into Europe and the USA. But, like many successful companies in the Finance Technology industry, we know that continued evolution and innovation are vital. You'll be joining a forward-thinking culture, a place where you can learn and progress, but also be supported in implementing your own ideas. 

What will your role be? 

You'll have full ownership of the supply chain function and overall responsibility for ensuring the prompt and cost-effective delivery of goods and materials both inbound and outbound, driving cost reduction and implementing best practice.   

You’ll develop business relationship with key suppliers, improve contract management and introduce proactive supplier performance measures, in addition to ensuring an efficient approach to logistics. This will be a central role within the company, liaising with many departments and leading 3 teams; Stores and Warehousing, Purchasing and Inventory. You’ll bring an ethos of continuous improvement to our processes and procedures and develop junior members of the team into the Technical Buyers and Managers of tomorrow. 

Is this role right for you? 

To succeed in this role, you’ll need to be a good all-rounder with some warehousing, inventory management, logistics, procurement and supply chain management experience already under your belt. You are just as comfortable negotiating high value contracts with key suppliers, as you are implementing best practice management of a multimillion-pound inventory. You’ll need to be assertive and diplomatic, with the ability to tailor your communication style when working with people at all levels both internal and external to the organisation. Similarly, you’ll have a leadership style that will develop and nurture diverse teams. 

This is a varied role with a wide remit and would suit you if you have a strategic approach and get that buzz from instigating improvement and hitting targets.

If you have supply chain management experience, great. If it was gained within an engineering business, even better. If you already have a CIPS qualification, perfect! But if you don't, let's arrange a chat and we can discuss how your skills and experience could help TestLink grow. 

This is an office-based role, working from our Head Office in Poole, with occasional visits to supplier sites.

The package…

As well as success, job satisfaction, opportunities for training and self-development, you'll also get; 

• Salary £40,000 - £50,000 depending on experience

• Additional £7,000 bonus 

• Competitive pension, life assurance and other company benefits 

• Flexi-time, employee recognition awards, long service bonuses, rising holiday allowance and company and team events

If you are looking to take a step forward in your career, apply now! To apply, simply hit the button and you will be transferred to our application portal. All you need to do is enter your email address and select a password to create an account and apply. Once you are logged in you'll be asked for your contact details and to upload a CV. The whole process will take 2-3 minutes.


What do we offer?

  • Talented and Supportive Teams
  • Investment in Training and Development
  • A Reward and Recognition Scheme
  • Staff Events and Competitions
  • Length of Service Awards
  • Bonuses and Uncapped Commission
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Support for Professional Qualifications
  • Pensions, Life Assurance and Company Sick Pay
  • Up To 25 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Free Parking and a Company Discounts Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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