Supply Chain Manager

Procurement Heads is partnering with Water & Waste on a retained campaign for the recruitment of a Supply Chain Manager.

Water & Waste (WAW) is a global leader in designing and supplying innovative wet and dry waste equipment and freshwater generation solutions for passenger vessels & conventional waste management and ballast water treatment equipment for all marine segments.

WAW has the industry’s broadest product offering to secure beyond-compliant operations for our marine customers. 

Currently a business unit within Wartsila, it is in the process of divestment and is actively on sale.

Due to this, Water & Waste has created its own identity in terms of its culture and brand identity.

The Supply Chain Manager will work closely with the internal customers (Engineering, Project Management and Field Services) and external suppliers to ensure optimal material availability at all times. 

This role will support the Supply Chain General Manager to consistently deliver contractual and operational performance.
It is essential to build strong relationships to maintain supply chain’s visibility within Water and Waste as a professional and reliable service providing consistent and timely communication throughout.
The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for the development and management of the supply chain team which is structured by work streams:  

  • New build
  • Aftersales
  • Field services

As part of the wider procurement and supply chain team, you will liaise regularly with the sourcing team to assess supply base capability which will guarantee material delivery.
Key responsibilities include: 

  • Create, implement and manage an effective supply chain process for each work stream and develop a continuous improvement methodology.
  • Maintain the MRP through inspection, assessment and management
  • Procurement forecasting to mirror the BOM for New Build projects and assess and categorise stock and non-stock for Aftersales and Field Service.
  • Ensure material availability through effective forecasting and process implementation for Field Service engineering
  • Manage shortage escalations and “put right” by adding additional suppliers if necessary to combat similar scenarios in the future
  • Establish, drive and report smart performance for the team and wider supply base.
  • Support the deployment of a supplier relationship management programme to create the optimum environment to support supplier collaboration.
  • Lead, develop and invest in people to create a high-functioning supply chain team. 

Knowledge, skills and experience: 

  • Proven procurement and supply chain experience within a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Professional CIPS certification is highly desirable
  • Previous people management and people development experience
  • Previous process implementation experience
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to connect with a diverse stakeholder network
  • MRP systems expertise and ideally knowledge of implementation
  • Results-orientated with expertise in supplier management

Salary and benefits of the role include:

  • £60-65,000 per annum
  • 16% bonus based on company and individual performance
  • Pension – 3% individual and 8% company
  • Health insurance – Individual
  • Life assurance and Income protection
  • Free Parking