Supply Chain Manager

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:Greater Manchester
Job Type:Full Time

Your new role

Our Sofology Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for our stocked supplier framework, with a particular focus on Accessories and stocked upholstery (to include all quickstock, clearance rehome me and auction upholstery). incorporating production and demand scheduling, stock management and delivering cost-effective business process improvements.

As accessories is a new business area, the ability to set up and work with a new supplier base is essential.

You will review the service levels currently provided and move the relationships forward to ensure further enhanced levels of service for our customers. You will be supporting and developing the Supply Chain Team, alongside the Head of Supply Chain.

Able to deputise effectively for the head of Supply Chain at Sofology and group meeting and projects.

What you'll be doing

  • Support the wider Supply Chain team, offering support/ coaching and development

  • Develop the dedicated stock supply team and lead relevant meetings, one to one’s, Career Tracker reviews as per Sofology standards.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships internally and externally with all suppliers

  • Contract management

  • Deliver improved quality, cost and customer availability for stock items

  • Continually monitor, evaluate and improve supplier performance including the regular use of audit and benchmarking techniques to objectively measure suppliers against a range of targets and objectives.

  • Resolve disputes and claims.

  • To assist the Head of Supply chain in negotiation of prices, contracts and SLA’s for company consumables and services.

  • Review the current systems and practices, and make strategic recommendations for improved processes going forward including production introductions, order and supplier management, inventory management and distribution servicing, supporting financial management goals

  • Recommend improvements where necessary and be able to lead a project team to enact required changes

  • Link directly with the teams across the business to enhance the Supply Chain Strategy, including Buying, Customer Service, Operations and Retail

Skills/experience .....

  • At least 3 years experience in a Supply Chain Manager role

  • Proven experience of negotiating with suppliers

  • Experience of reducing supplier issues and successful relationship management

  • Leading a team of above 5 colleagues

Sofology benefits

Some of our Sofology benefits..

  • Professional Qualifications

  • Moments that matter - Birthday leave, Pawternity Leave, Grandparent Leave

  • Learning & Development, Next generation programme

  • 30% discount across the group & 15% for friends & family

  • High street Discounts with 100’s of great brands

  • Contributory Healthcare

  • Pension

  • Your Lawyer

  • Employee Assistance Programme for all colleagues & your household

  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity Pay

  • Discuss flexible working & part time opportunities

A little about sofology

We think choosing a new role and choosing a new sofa have a lot in common. Your old one feels comfy, you’re used to it, and you know exactly where you fit. But a new job - or a new sofa - holds so much potential. Pick the right one and you’ll never look back. You want to feel comfortable, but with enough going on to keep you right on the edge of your seat. Our team is always growing, and we’re constantly shuffling up on the sofa to make room for the newest member of the Sofology family.

Founded over 30 years ago, we’re true sofa specialists. So much more than just a piece of furniture, we know that a sofa is the one thing that truly turns our customer’s houses into homes.There’s a lot at stake when it comes to guiding our customers to make the right choice for them - that’s why our customer journey is unique in the sofa market. That means no ‘ends next Sunday sales.

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