Supply Chain Manager in Glenrothes at ITW

Date Posted: 9/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Supply Chain Manager will lead the UK Supply Chain team in Glenrothes delivering highest service level at lowest operational cost for our range of fasteners, fixings and building connectors manufactured primarily by ITW locations across Europe. This is a great opportunity for someone to make an impact by applying strong supply chain management and leadership skills to a small team in a real world fast moving environment. The role holder will be able to build a significant profile across the business as they engage with stakeholders at all levels to deliver success.


  • Take ownership of the procurement KPIs and their successful delivery

  • Ensure continuity of service through resource planning

  • Place purchase orders with ITW manufacturing units and external suppliers

  • Manage key outsource relationships with Logistics and Manufacturing Partners

  • Managing the order process through to delivery while identifying potential product shortages and resolve with appropriate techniques such as expediting with suppliers/forwarders

  • Manage all aspects of stock control with the Purchasing and Warehouse teams

  • Ensuring Finished Goods and Packed product is ordered to schedule and to demand in line with the appropriate stock management strategy and KPIs

  • Proactively monitor and expedite purchase orders to agreed SLAs with suppliers and internal customers

  • Liaise with suppliers to provide high service level and low inventory to ITWCP UK
  • Manage suppliers including setting up SLA’s, benchmarking, placing orders
  • Manage new product introductions with Marketing and suppliers
  • Ensure Slow and Obsolete Inventory does not exceed target and work with several departments in achieving this goal
  • Involvement in negotiating terms and conditions with suppliers to ensure best performance for ITW

  • Procuring inventory from domestic, European and offshore suppliers

  • Ensure all supply chain data is accurate and maintained on the ERP and other systems

  • Coordinate with relevant ITW business units and teams to provide business intelligence to help with inventory management

  • Supplier performance management

  • Manage a Supply Chain Team
    • Build a successful team

    • Develop the skills and core competencies of the team to support the vision

    • Develop the use of the ITW core philosophies and toolbox across the team

  • Work with the wider Continental Europe Construction Division, including marketing, product and sales personnel to bring customers closer to suppliers

  • Ensure that all activity is compliant with EU and ITW procurement regulations

  • Develop and maintain a wide network of relationships within ITW

  • Any other related ad-hoc duties as required by the Divisiional Supply Chain Manager

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:      

  • Educated to degree level
  • Minimum 5 years-experience within a supply chain/purchasing/procurement/logistics role

  • Strong Stock Management Skills (ABC, Kanban, Reorder Levels, JIT concepts)
  • Strong People Management Skills with some line management experience
  • Experience of Supplier Negotiation and Supplier Assessment and Evaluation
  • Use of MRD or other demand pull based replenishment system

  • Knowledge of contract agreements and call off contracts 

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, taking initiative and work autonomously
  • Solution oriented and can do mentality
  • Able to influence at all levels of the business – highly persuasive
  • Hands on and proactive approach
  • IT Literate and experienced in the use of IT systems to enhance performance

  • Prior experience with an ERP system

  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Project Management skills and experience
  • Excellent planning and organisational ability

  • Results orientated with high levels of conscientiousness and attention to detail

  • Able to analyse and use data effectively to influence decision making