Materials Supply Chain Manager

York, Manchester
Salary: £33,000 per annum to £49,360 per annum
27 Nov 2020
03 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Materials Supply Chain Manager 

£33,000 to £49,360 per annum

At Northern, we play a vital role across the North by providing a reliable and friendly train service that connects hundreds of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more. Our customers trust us with over 2,300 services every weekday, and we travel to almost 550 destinations.

But our vision is about more than just train travel. It’s about setting a new standard for customer experiences. And that means building a different kind of workplace. One that values individuality and celebrates differences. Somewhere we can work together, have fun, and get stuck in to making our customers’ lives easier. A place that goes out of its way to create incredible opportunities for everyone to grow, and be the best we can be every single day.

So, if you’re smart, forward thinking, passionate and full of fresh ideas like we are, you could play your part in making it happen.

As our Materials Supply Chain Manager, you’ll help us deliver our materials strategy plan by bringing essential materials management support to our engineering department. It’s all about helping us achieve optimum material prices via the contracts we already have in place, while managing and regularly reviewing our list of approved safety critical suppliers.

On a daily basis, you’ll make sure we’re using our SAP materials control system effectively, and you’ll provide training when we need it. And you’ll play a key role in predicting and forecasting stock, and in helping us reach our savings and productivity targets.

We’re not looking for specific engineering expertise, but some knowledge of engineering in the rail industry would be useful. What’s important is that you have a good understanding of SAP, and a background in material or supply chain management, together with strong relationship building, negotiation and communication skills.

Qualified to CIPS Level 4 or 5, or working towards Level 5, you’ll also have plenty of initiative, and the ability to quickly solve problems to help keep our trains moving.

In return, you’ll be able to make the most of:

•     Free Travel on Northern services for you and your family*

•     75% discount on all other Train Operating Companies leisure services*

•     Pension Scheme

•     A generous holiday entitlement

•     Maternity and Paternity Benefits - above the statutory minimum

•     Full uniform for frontline facing roles Employee Assistance Programme - operating 24/7, giving a wide range of advice, support and useful information for employees

•     And many more!

*Terms and conditions apply.

Our selection Process

Our selection process is designed to make joining Northern as smooth as possible. It helps us decide whether you're the right person to deliver a great service to our customers. And it can also help you make sure we're the right team for you, too.

Northern is an equal opportunities employer and a promoter of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Apply online now

If you're ready to join a workplace where you can focus on being yourself and being your best, we'd love to hear from you. Whoever you are and whatever your background, there's a great chance that you'll fit right in at Northern.

The first thing you need to do is complete our online application form and tell us a little bit more about yourself. Once we have all your details, we'll be in touch to let you know what happens next.

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