The Flooring Systems division offers a broad and attractive range of environmentally friendly natural linoleum, high-quality vinyl floors, entrance matting systems for cleaning and drying shoes, carpet tiles, needle felt, and Flotex, the washable high-tech textile flooring. Thanks to their excellent technical properties and attractive design, these flooring products are invariably the first choice for public buildings, department stores, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities, schools, libraries, commercial and office spaces, leisure centers, shops, hotels, restaurants, and cafeterias as well as for applications in the residential market. With a market share of about 70 percent, Forbo is the world leader in linoleum.Flooring Systems also provides ready-made adhesives for floor covering installations, parquet flooring, and ceramic tiles, leveling compounds for the construction industry as well as liquid floors under the trade name Eurocol.Forbo is a world leading producer of floor coverings, building and construction adhesives, as well as power transmission and conveyor belt solutions. The company employs more than 5,600 people and has an international network of 25 production and distribution companies, 6 fabrication centres and 48 sales organizations in a total of 38 countries worldwide. Forbo is headquartered in Switzerland. The Group company Forbo Holding Ltd is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.Forbo Flooring a division of Forbo Group is a complex manufacturer of high-quality commercial and residential floor, with an extensive and attractive range of environmentally friendly linoleum, high-quality vinyl flooring & LVT, entrance flooring systems, carpet tiles, needlefelt and Flotex flocked flooring. With 15 sites across 26 countries and 3000 employees, the flooring division has 4 sites in the United Kingdom, generating sales of sales of 70m. Further information at http://www.forbo.co.uk/The role:Working in a global business environment and part of the site senior management team as Supply Chain Manager you will be responsible for leading the full supply chain function at Bamber Bridge. The role includes inbound material management, demand planning, material scheduling and driving inventory optimisation, while ensuring excellent service levels.Supply Chain ManagerKey responsibilities for the position include:Key member of the Operations management team.Manage the site supply chain and warehouse teams.Work closely with Manufacturing, Commercial and Finance teams to maximize efficiencies.Liaise with 3PL contractors to manage the outsourced logistics operation.Monitor the performance of key suppliers.Develop ideas to improve Supply Chain processes, increasing efficiencies and service, reducing inventory levels and costs.Anticipate & offer solutions to day to day logistical issues with global suppliers to minimise lead time disruptionThe successful candidate should have:Educated to degree level or equivalent.Proven record of managing a supply chain function within a manufacturing environment and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.Excellent leadership skills with the ability to inspire engage colleagues and leaders as well as fostering collaborative working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.Exceptional communication skills delivered both verbally and in writing.Ability to delegate ownership whilst maintaining an overview.Good problem solving and decision making skills which require independent and original thinking.Ability to focus attention and continually drive to achieve desired outcome.Demonstrate a good level of commercial understanding.Demonstrate excellent numerical ability.An understanding of Lean and Continuous Improvements and methodologies.A good working knowledge of SAP would be advantageous, together with a good working knowledge of all Microsoft packages with advanced skills in Excel.
To apply, please forward on a cover letter along with a current CV to Linda Snape, HR Business Partner for the Bamber Bridge site