Supply Chain Controller - Aftersales

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 30/04/2024

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to apply their extensive supply chain experience and knowledge in a dynamic hands-on manufacturing environment, producing a world class product.   Ricardo supplies over 3,000 engines per year for McLaren’s range of sports and super cars from its Shoreham Technical Centre in West Sussex. This role is key in supporting the supply of aftersales components and engines in a production environment.

Job Description

As a Supply Chain Controller - Aftersales reporting into the Supply Chain Lead you will be responsible for liaising with a mature supply chain and the co-ordination of processes to ensure a seamless supply of engines and parts to the customer. Key responsibilities will include:

Managing the purchase and supply of parts and engines within a growing aftermarket business to a third party provider
Delivery of supply chain cost saving initiatives, including re-sourcing where necessary
Liaising closely with the customer on demand schedules, identifying and resolving potential issues
Managing potential supply risks and obsolescence in an aftersales environment
Managing the inventory levels of the operation to within budget
Maximizing component cost control and savings
Ensuring continuity of supply to the end customer at all times
Producing and maintaining system data to enable MRP planning

Relevant Experience

The ideal candidate will have:

Significant experience in a (preferably automotive) Supply Chain role and will demand the highest standards in quality, efficiency, delivery performance and value for money. 
The ability to quickly assess critical issues affecting the supply chain and provide an appropriate response
Communication skills to interface with internal departments and external service providers at all levels in order to foster collaborative practices
The ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

Personal Attributes

Essential to this role would be:

Good planning and commercial skills
Excellent spoken and written communication skills
Clear logical thinker with the ability to understand, prioritise and solve complex problems
Strong attention to detail
Confidence in using MRP/ERP systems such as Infor LN / SAP or an equivalent
Membership of an appropriate professional body is desirable