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Posted-on April 2022 By Amy Bates

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​An exceptional Head of Supply Chain who has led the supply chain through a lean operational excellence strategy. They have effectively increased productivity and efficiency while lowering expenses and ensuring high-quality materials for their organisation.

How they can add value to a business:

Ability to influence a company's trading margins and product mix through supply chain negotiations.

Experienced in increasing productivity, efficiency, and environmental impact, as well as significantly lowering costs while ensuring high-quality supplies are found and meet the required standards.

CIPS qualified and has a proven experience in a senior management role.

Experienced in leading teams in a fast-paced, complex environment.

Successfully delivered:

Successfully reduced an inventory of £1millon.

To mitigate risks, they implemented business continuity sheets and identified potential points of failure. By implementing this and actioning their Corrective Action Report, they were able to manage their OTIF from 56 percent to a fairly consistent 96%t o 98%.

​They evaluated their vendor management, implemented a policy, and coached the management, resulting in a £0.5m savings and complete control of the stock.

Successfully managed multi-functional teams and implemented development strategies to reduce the skills gap in the Supply Chain function.

Effectively led a programme change, gaining approval and making changes to drawings, resulting in a £400,000 savings on a project.

​Key skills and attributions:

Leadership skills
Teamwork skills
Attention to detail
Willingness to learn


CIPS Advanced Certificate
CIPS foundation and professional
Certificate in Professional Competence in Road TransportFlexibility
TS16949 audit training
Project X – Advanced Leadership Development Programme.

​Motivation to change roles:

"I am looking for a role that I can really make a difference in by defining new Supply chain strategies that deliver fully conforming products, on time in full, to satisfy the business requirements and exceed our customer expectations. In developing supplier relationships and supporting regular business review meetings we will understand our supplier processes and help them to make them more robust and efficient. This will also identify risks and single points of failure within the supply chain processes and enable us to put mitigation plans in place to protect the organisation."