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Supply Chain Manager / Senior level

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At Sofology, sofas are SO our thing - but so are our people! In fact, people are our greatest asset and that’s why we are completely committed to our ED&I strategy, So For All. We are working passionately with all of our colleagues across the business to learn, understand and be completely enthralled into continuing to make Sofology an equal, diverse and inclusive place to work.

We encourage each and every one of our Sofologists to be who they are in a role they feel at home in and we actively prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic. 

It’s important to us to make sure that we don’t just look for new talent to ‘fit in’ with our culture, but instead, we look for incredible talented colleagues to ‘add’ to our wonderful culture.

We are here to support you every step of the way, if you require assistance with your application due to a disability, you can call or email your Inclusive Recruitment Advisor to assist you on 01942 296484, or [email protected]

'You'

Our Sofology Senior Supply Chain Manager is a true people leader, who is able to engage and develop the team through their passion and knowledge. A keen problem solver who is relentless in achieving objectives and reducing costs and works well collaboratively across the organisation. Negotiation skills will be second nature and unafraid to commit to making decisions that will drive projects forward with pace with a true customer focus.

You will be responsible for demand forecasting, supply chain planning & customer order fulfilment (For our make to order business), high service levels, including supplier performance, business wide freight management, and managing customer communication content. 

It's really important to us that you are passionate about developing your team, and offering support and guidance where required. Working alongside our Head of Supply Chain, you will be a key stakeholder for all upholstery supplies and working collaboratively with internal departments to ensure plans are aligned and are implemented. You will be deputising the Head of Supply Chain and leader on projects and team meetings. 

What you'll be doing

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

  • Develop the dedicated MTO 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

  • Deliver improved lead time management and customer communications for made-to-order 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 & 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

  • Managing relationship with Group TPL provider

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.. 

  • Car or Car Allowance 

  • 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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