Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective planning, compliance, and inventory level management to ensure that orders received are delivered on time and in-full
  • Agreed KPI performance levels through regular communication, formal review and development of close working relationships
  • Lead development projects to further enhance the supply chain ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget (new model launches, global warehousing etc)
  • Play an active part in long range planning and forecasting including Regional target setting.
  • Deliver accurate and regular reports and forecasts to provide maximum transparency for all stakeholders (internal, Regions, Retailers etc), and to drive appropriate commercial behaviors.
  • Maintain and optimize all systems required all business processes, ensuring that they are scalable for future business growth.
  • Point of escalation and leading the resolution of Aftersales parts supply issues and subsequent plans to reduce any back-orders and prevent re-occurrence.
  • Review and report on business performance, identifying key trends and recommendations for improvements. Input into the budget setting process to maximise Aftersales parts profitability.

Knowledge, skills & experience
  • Proven supply chain experience
  • Ideally educated to Degree level
  • Highly developed management and leadership skills
  • Automotive experience an advantage (but not essential)
  • Experienced negotiator / influencer
  • Able to analyses and interpret complex numerical data
  • Broad understanding of global distribution challenges (legislation etc)
  • Excellent communicator (written and verbal)
  • Highly IT literate – SAP, Office applications etc

Personal attributes
  • Takes customer satisfaction personally
  • Thrives in a fast paced, challenging and dynamic environment
  • Ability to think strategically whilst ensuring day to day operation objectives are met
  • Ability to inspire. Proactive approach to leadership and influencing
  • Passion for coaching and motivating people to be the very best
  • Exceptionally organized with high levels of self-motivation