Supply Chain Manager

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Date: Jan 25, 2024

Location: Bradford, GB

Company: Bekaert NV

Role:- Supply Chain Manager

Location:-  Bradford (Please note this is a site based role)

Salary:- Circa £52k upwards Depending upon experience (Plus performance related bonus)


About the role

Due to ongoing growth and development we are recruiting for an experienced Supply Chain Manager to join our established team based at Bradford. As part of a small management team this role will be integral to the day to day running of our business and will offer the opportunity to develop and learn our own Bekaert standards, whilst forging a career within a niche industry.


The role will report into the Plant Manager, and will include full responsibility for the end to end supply chain process, not limited to stock control and working closely with our production team to ensure our customers are satisfied and demands kept up with. It will be varied from day to day with a strong focus on maintaining and further developing our customer and supplier relationships ensuring we maximise all opportunities where possible to promote the “Bekaert Brand” and our products.



As a Supply Chain Manager you will

  • Assessment and performance management of all new contractors and indirect material suppliers
  • Act as the interface between Commercial and Production. Ensure that our site Safety Policy’s and procedures are adhered to at all times to ensure internal/external customer expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Ensuring that our customer satisfaction is at the forefront of every decision made
  • Optimum inventory management and working capital
  • Ensure Bekaert purchasing policy is implemented and adhered to at all times
  • Optimisation of the of plant equipment to the most efficient way or working
  • Risk assessment of suppliers, highlighting opportunities to improve
  • Maximise cost out opportunities
  • Identify and resolve customer satisfaction, manufacturing and logistics issues by identifying the root cause of the problem and utilising appropriate problem solving techniques
  • Constant analysis of budget predications and capability versus forecast
  • Set required performance standards, ensure they are achieved in relation to volume, quality standards and timescales with a CI approach
  • Consistently leading and driving safety and company culture from the outset


About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Excellent communication skills including building and maintaining both external and internal customer confidence and trust.
  • Team builder – able to develop, train, coach and motivate the team
  • Able to make system and business decisions which maximise ongoing supply chain flexibility
  • Commercially driven with a track record of delivering proactive and reactive plans assessing cost and benefit
  • Knowledge and understanding of lean principles
  • Proven experience of implementing and developing systems
  • Degree level/CIPS qualified
  • Experience of supply chain management and/or customer service
  • Negotiation skills
  • At least 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Able to demonstrate leadership skills
  • Previous knowledge and experience working with SAP is essential
  • Results driven and resilient to drive change


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and a revenue of €7 billion, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!

Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change




What’s in it for me?


  • Competitive Salary in line with relevant industry experience
  • Annual Salary Review
  • Company Pension scheme
  • 34 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers


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