Supply Chain Team Leader


  • Manage the team and comply with QHSE requirements
  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
  • Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
  • Develop strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organisational targets and requirements
  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
  • Reporting/maintaining of department KPIs

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working within a purchasing environment, be highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers and have strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills. Knowledge of the nuclear supply chain standards and the ability to read/interpret engineering manufacturing drawings would be an advantage.

Other additional skills:

  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem solving abilities
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadline
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy


  • Full-time
  • Personnel based in Workington