Strategic Supply Chain Lead
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Strategic Supply Chain Lead

Strategic Supply Chain Lead

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Strategic Supply Chain Lead to join the Logistics Management Team within YPO. This is a pivotal role in meeting YPO’s ambition to lead in Customer Supply Chain Management excellence. 


The Strategic Supply Chain Lead is accountable for the strategic purchasing and movement of products to meet organisational objectives and drive growth across the business. You will have a flair for communicating and driving change at a senior level with significant responsibility for negotiating and influencing across a varied stakeholder group to achieve results.

As Strategic Supply Chain Lead, you will lead and manage a team of Supply Chain Specialists supporting them to ensure the function works in an efficient and compliant manner. You will also support and assist the Head of Logistics in the development and implementation of strategies and policies. 


You will be responsible for contributing towards creating and maintaining a professional culture within the team, where individuals take ownership, are fastidious, and proud of delivering excellence and quality.

The core responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for defining and overseeing the optimum sourcing and stock strategy according to sales trends for short, medium, and long-term success across the function.

  • Creating best in class models for key processes and systems as well as supporting organisational structures,

  • Fostering an environment of collaboration with key stakeholders to find and take advantage of opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Management of the supply chain function through the definition of appropriate internal and external SLA agreements and KPIs with accountability for delivering against these.

  • Providing knowledgeable and experienced advice and recommendations to influence decision making by the Board, Management Committee, and Senior Leaders.

  • Accountable for compliance across the supply chain function in accordance with the procurement and supply of all goods, meeting both UK and EU legislative requirements.

If you are a Senior Supply Chain Specialist with an inspirational personality to get people behind you and the ability to build a performance-led culture while never losing sight of our customers we would love to hear from you


If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Adrian Field (Head of Logistics) at [email protected] 


The closing date for applications is 21th January 2021 and interview dates are yet to be confirmed.


CVs will not be accepted in lieu of application forms.

How to apply

Download the job description and application form below. The application form consists of Part A and Part B. In order to shortlist an application form, both parts must be submitted. You will not be considered in recruitment process if you submit incomplete application form. Email your completed application form to [email protected]. Please note that we do not accept CV’s. All applications must be submitted using our official application form.

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