Supply Chain Manager
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023
We are seeking an experienced Supply Chain Manager to join our growing team at Octopus Energy’s heat pump factory in Portadown, Northern Ireland.
In this role, you will play a crucial part in ensuring the smooth operation of our heat pump manufacturing facility. As an integral member of the team, you will be responsible for creating strong supply chain partnerships, strategic supply chain optimisation, and driving long-term cost efficiencies.
The ideal candidate will have solid, demonstrable experience within a manufacturing environment.
What you'll do
- Strategic Planning: Develop and implement supply chain strategies, optimising procurement, inventory management, and logistics operations to reduce cost
- Supplier Management: Identify, evaluate, and manage relationships with suppliers, negotiating contracts and terms to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, and timely delivery of materials
- Inventory Control: Oversee inventory levels, implementing efficient inventory management practices to minimise waste while ensuring adequate supply to support production needs
- Risk Management: Develop contingency plans and mitigate supply chain risks, such as disruptions, shortages, or quality issues, ensuring continuity of operations
- Performance Monitoring: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure supply chain performance, regularly analysing metrics and implementing corrective actions as needed.
- Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including production, logistics, finance, and quality assurance, to streamline processes and drive collaboration across departments.
What you'll need
- To be well experienced in progressive supply chain management within a manufacturing environment
- Proficiency in supply chain management software and ERP systems
- Ability to be on-site every day at our Portadown heat pump factory
- A degree/equivalent in business, administration, engineering, logistics or related field
- Proven track record of implementing supply chain strategies to optimise operations and reduce costs
- Strong negotiation and communication skills, including being comfortable working with highly technical information
- Flexibility and adaptability to handle changing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment
Why else you'll love it here
- Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
- Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people