The Management Team – Manufacturing Sector



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This Management Team update features a number of candidates from the Manufacturing sector who could help form your management dream team. Each candidate has experience that speaks for itself, but we’ve selected these individuals specifically for their track record in their respective disciplines and their potential to add significant value.

To get in touch, call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email your contact details and one of our consultants will give you a call – email us here.

Financial Controller – Ref: 36887

An ACA qualified technically strong and commercially minded Financial Controller with over 6 years post qualification experience. Has a down to earth approach with a strong systems and process improvement background gained within the FMCG and process manufacturing industries (experience includes PLC reporting).

 Key Experience & Achievements include:

  • Developed and implemented quality financial and management reporting systems whilst maintaining robust financial controls.
  • Operated in both a large international company with a significant overseas trading as well as within a more UK focused business environment.
  • Managed and motivated finance teams.
  • Led and managed the budgeting and forecasting process.
  • Responsible for the preparation of all aspects of statutory reporting (IFRS and PLC reporting)
  • Responsible for banking, treasury and cash management matters
  • Implemented a variety of systems and process improvements (i.e. enhancement to sales reporting and analysis, KPI development, new financial systems implementation, development of costing systems etc.)
  • Has an excellent academic background combined with a solid technical grounding gained in the profession before moving into the manufacturing industry.

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Head of Supply Chain – Ref: 114553

Senior industrial supply chain manager with extensive experience in logistics and process improvement. Wide ranging international experience and successful career progression within a leading blue chip manufacturing business and most recently within a manufacturing and industrial products supply chain. Part of the core UK Management Team, accountable for the full supply chain within the UK business including procurement, warehousing, customer service, demand planning, distribution, S&OP and inventory management.

Key Experience & Achievements include:

  • Full end to end supply chain and inventory management across 2,500 SKUs, with a spend responsibility of £30M. Initially employed to lead the Supply Chain elements of a SAP implementation running coincident to a business merger.
  • From a zero-base ensured all key processes were documented to then align the business needs with SAP capability, developing numerous Excel-based tools to meet any capability gaps in process and reporting. A measure of the success is that the business achieved budget for all sales, profit, service and inventory metrics since go-live.
  • Established the Sales and Operational Planning (S&OP) cycle within the business to align demand planning and supply planning activities. Consequentially forecast accuracy by product group improved from <70% to >90%, OTIF service on key accounts improved from <75% to >98%, whilst simultaneously reducing inventory by ~£1M (26%).
  • Led the OP&S activities across multiple manufacturing plants globally across all key business product groups, promoting best practice to reduce cost through identifying synergies.
  • Formed and led a cohesive supply chain team of 24 people spread across 14 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Kept a strong team ethic through regular communication, essential to service a rapidly globalising customer base.
  • Established consistent planning processes, KPIs and reporting across the plants to facilitate information sharing, improve responsiveness and reduce costs.
  • Key player in providing a rapid response to the 2009 financial crisis by developing plans to reshape the asset footprint to reduce cost and bring capacity back in line with a 25% reduction in demand, whilst retaining service levels and flexibility to respond to any upturn.
  • Developed 5-year supply plan for new market that drove an investment programme of $400M to increase capacity from 100kT to 500kT over 3 years.
  • Key member of the Exports team, optimising supply routes to reduce delivered cost and increase profitable asset utilisation. Established a process to regularly review sales opportunities for obsolete, slow-moving and blocked stock, reducing sub-prime inventory by over 60%

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

Manufacturing Operations Manager – Ref: 49817

Phd and Six Sigma Black Belt qualified Operations Manager with a successful record delivering excellence to Operations through strong team management and the use of Lean & Six Sigma tools.

Key attributes and achievements include:

  • Management experience covers all areas of Operations including; Production; Quality; HSE; Engineering; Maintenance; Warehousing and Logistics – all areas where he has driven the primary focus to be on compliance, cost, quality, output, rate and availability.
  • Has delivered significant service level improvements in each role to date; generating cost savings; improving delivery times; improving product quality; reducing scrap rates; reducing customer complaints and lowering material costs.
  • Managed multiple projects for the transfer of manufacturing technology between countries.
  • Motivational team leader who champions excellence and works with teams to deliver goals and achieve.

To get in touch, call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email your contact details and one of our consultants will give you a call – email us here.

Head of Purchasing – Ref: 15260

Head of Purchasing with experience delivering strategic sourcing, operational cost savings and building group wide procurement capability across a diverse range of manufacturing and industrial products organisations. Has a proven track record improving sourcing operations in the UK and delivering savings and developing supply chain networks in low cost economies.

Key Experience & Achievements include:

  • Devised and implemented a global sourcing strategy with emphasis on low cost economies; notably, Eastern Europe & China and directed the activities of the European sourcing organisation.
  • Recruited, trained and developed a team of in-country purchasing managers.
  • Grew an annual project spend value of $75m across the group businesses, generating 35% cost savings over 18 months.
  • Exceeded $40m savings through negotiation, supplier base rationalisation and Value Analysis / Value Engineering.
  • Led a sourcing change management programme. Re-engineered processes and coached team into developing new opportunities.
  • Innovated application of e-Sourcing across multiple European businesses. Trained, planned and demonstrated quick wins and long terms cost strategies across a key range of materials and indirects suppliers.

To discuss this individual in more detail call us now on 0161 973 0133 or email us here and we will contact you.

threesixty selection – Management & Executive Recruitment Practice.  Specialist Search & Selection in Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Sales.

threesixty selection – Management & Executive Recruitment Practice. Specialist Search & Selection in Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Sales.

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