SUPPLY OPERATIONS MANAGER – UKMy client, a leading automotive manufacturer is currently recruiting for a Supply Operations Manager to join their team in leading the transformation of the supply function, to ‘best in industry’ standard. You will be responsible for the management of overall dealer supply chain (systems and administration) as well as the continuous improvement of stocking  and distribution system. Key Responsibilities

  • Improve stock flow, ensuring efficient management of stock matching car to customer and reducing dwell times and aged stock
  • Development and implementation of key supply and stocking strategies to improve stock flow and reduce aging
  • Point of escalation and coordination for resolution of any supply related issues raised internally or by dealers
  • Working with the Sales Campaign team to align production and quarterly campaign offers
  • Working with the Product team to align product launches/updates with start of production and initial order pack
  • Liaise with all key stakeholders (Port Operations, Dealers, etc) to ensure objectives of the planning and supply function are realised
  • Work alongside Sales Campaign team and product team to ensure production meets market demand and aged stock mechanisms are implemented
  • Manage the weekly dealer communications 
  • Support monitoring of sales campaign strategies in relation to achieving wholesale targets and advise of recommendations to continually improve
  • Support Volume & Supply planning Manager run the monthly production order meetings
  • Support and work alongside Product team to ensure effective vehicle run out and new vehicle launch
  • Provide business insight and reporting on all key areas of supply (stocking, lead times, coverage etc)
  • Forecast 5 month factory plan by model, trim and powertrain (DP0) and submit to factory for parts preparation

Required Skills

  • Strong analytical, planning and organisational skills. The ability to “make things happen”
  • Highly numerate with good PC skills and advanced Excel skills
  • Understanding of marketing principles
  • Budget management and cost control skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to a wide scope of activities
  • Efficient and exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Motor industry experience is essential

 Should you meet the required skills kindly respond to this advert

Desired Skills:

  • Product Planning
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Planning Analyst

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