Supplier Manager

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Project Management Supply Chain Management Failure Mode Effects Analysis Manufacturing Processes Production Preparation Technical Acumen Advanced Product Quality Planning Automotive Industry Benchmarking Business Process Improvement Communication Customer Data Management Leadership Problem Solving Lean Processes Production Part Approval Process Risk Analysis Supplier Performance Management Passionate Design for Manufacturability (Industrial Design)


Pontoon is an employment consultancy. We put expertise, energy, and enthusiasm into improving everyone's chance of being part of the workplace. We respect and appreciate people of all ethnicities, generations, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, gender identities, and more. We do this by showcasing their talents, skills, and unique experience in an inclusive environment that helps them thrive.

*Supplier Manager* (Contract)

Pay Rate: Hourly rate of £30 - 32

Location: Crewe/Hybrid

Duration: 12 Months (Possibility for extension)

Job Summary

The supplier manager will oversee Supplier Management topics to ensure continuity of Supply for all current production models and support project development.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Development of Suppliers in line with Company standard KPIs
  • Facilitates and leads cross functional team to deliver supplier objectives
  • Monitors and reports performance through use of supplier and customer data
  • Lead/Support taskforce management to achieve supplier performance improvement
  • Supports management decision for removal or entering a supplier into critical supplier program

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven experience in Automotive, Supplier Project Management and Supply Chain management.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with ability to communicate across all levels of the business.
  • Proven experience in the systematic planning and follow-up of Supplier Production Preparation activities.
  • Proven technical product and process knowledge.
  • Proven experience managing critical suppliers & supply chains

Practical & Technical Knowledge:

  • Experienced in the application of Lean and Continuous improvement techniques/methodologies.
  • In-Depth knowledge and experience in complex problem solving
  • Strong capability in manufacturing processes, capacity and constraint analysis.
  • Strong technical knowledge and skills appropriate for the role in applicable manufacturing processes.
  • Experienced in the application of sig sigma
  • Strong capability to identify best practice & Benchmarking


Educated to Degree level or equivalent education in a technical discipline/apprenticeship with Project Management/Production Preparation/Supply Chain Management experience.

Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered.

Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.

As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

Start date
12 months
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