Supply Chain Operations Manager

WaveOptics Published: March 18, 2021
Didcot, United Kingdom
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WaveOptics is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of revolutionary Augmented Reality (AR) waveguides. With a growing global presence and capability as we scale to mass-manufacture of our technology, we are now looking for a Supply Chain Operations Manager to join our team

As part of a growing Operations team, you will define, restructure and implement systems and processes that support our continued growth.

You will manage;

  • Supply Chain Planning – Strategy & Network Design
  • Sales & Operational Planning (S&OP) – Demand & Forecasting
  • Product/Project Delivery - Prototype & Production
  • Inventory Management – Warehousing, Replenishment & Logistics

The role:

  • Devise & implement the strategy for management of all operational areas ensuring the capability exists to deliver for the business
  • Develop, implement and continuously support new systems and processes that encourage efficiency
  • Ensure the development & maintenance of a robust and efficient supply chain minimizing risk whilst maximizing agility and delivery
  • Create & develop a robust S&OP methodology based on input from the sales organization through both our contract manufacture and tier #2 supply base ensuring OTIF
  • Manage the scheduling & delivery or prototype builds from ensuring incoming raw materials through to the shipping of finished goods
  • Regular liaison with supplier ensuring deliverable are on track to meet mass production and prototype builds
  • Monitor, control & report on inventory levels, trends & shortages whilst maintaining accurate stock figures & visibility across the business
  • Collaborates with, and influences, key stakeholders to identify, align and execute strategic plans that deliver on efficiency
  • Management of a dedicated small supply chain team ensuring all targets are met

What we like to see:

  • Experience in an operational supply chain capacity
  • Previous experience working within a fast-paced manufacturing company with exposure to an Asian supply base and/or high-end technologies
  • Experience sourcing and delivering an S&OP system
  • Previous experience developing & executing supply chain planning and S&OP
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize & multitask
  • Pro-active approach managing multiple internal & external stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment managing risk/delivery
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to respond to the challenges of a dynamic start-up environment
  • Confident, articulate, and able to influence at all levels exhibiting exceptional leadership, communication & interpersonal skills

Benefits & Culture

At WaveOptics you will be trusted and empowered to deliver interesting and challenging projects. We are a team of collaborative experts with an ambitious focus – pushing boundaries through shared commitment and tenacious agility across all functions. If you want to join an environment that challenges you, please scroll to the bottom of the page and check out our open positions.

  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Competitive Salary
  • 4 x Salary Life Insurance
  • Bupa Life Insurance
  • Up to 5% Contributory Pension


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