Supply Chain Manager

  • Ellistones Ln, Greetland, Halifax HX4, UK
  • Full-time
  • Legal Entity: sia Fibral Ltd.

Company Description

Do you want beneficial technologies being shaped by your ideas? Whether in the areas of mobility solutions, consumer goods, industrial technology or energy and building technology – with us, you will have the chance to improve quality of life all across the globe. Welcome to Bosch. sia Abrasives (part of the Bosch Power Tools/Accessories Division) is an innovative manufacturer of non-woven and foam abrasive products as well as a distributer in the UK of coated abrasives.  The sites at sia Fibral Ltd, Greetland, West Yorkshire and sia Abrafoam Ltd, Alfreton, Derbyshire, have a wealth of experience in the manufacture and development of abrasive products, ideally complementing sia Abrasives’ systems solutions.

Target reporting to the Logistics Director for PA4 division (LOG-PA4) and disciplinary reporting to the Plant Manager this role will be to organise, co-ordinate, implement, execute and monitor the day-to-day logistics activities and strategies of our two-production locations sia Abrafoam Limited, Alfreton, Derbyshire and sia Fibral Limited, Greetland, West Yorkshire, while also taking full account of legislative requirements and site SHE and Q policies and procedures as well as adherence to Bosch standards/policies. 

Job Description


  • achieving high customers service levels
  • process improvement in the area of physical logistics, information flow, planning and departmental documentation
  • compliance with requirements including investigation into customer complaints
  • international trade paperwork and compliance in line with legal requirements as the Export Control Officer
  • raw material and component planning, including production planning (demand and capacity planning, lead-time management)
  • all inventory levels, short and long term planning, customer service levels including inventories in IDC (central warehouse)
  • supply chain costs, budgetary control.  
  • management and development of the Logistics team
  • define and implement the locations strategies in Logistics activities related to Source, Make and Deliver


  • routine communications for activities
  • process owner of supply validation in Greetland and Alfreton locations as integral part of the sia S&OP process and weekly meetings
  • Pro-active communication in case of bottlenecks
  • Team development, organisation and motivation.
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of the Logistics team
  • Prioritise and co-ordinate day-to-day departmental activities.  
  • Finished goods planning function to analyse/manage finished stock keeping units (SKU) produced and outside sources of supply and ensure the service level on the agreed lead times.  



* Production planning and materials management expertise in a durable goods manufacturing environment, preferably involving chemicals * Ideally educated to A-level (A-C), or equivalent * Knowledge of import and export processes and logistics essential * Supervisory experience over a small group of employees located over multi sites essential * Ability to be build and maintain relationships * Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment * High degree of customer focus * Willingness to accept change * Proactive and positive approach to tasks * Proactive self-starter able to work under own direction, a “starter-completer" * Proficient IT skills including Excel and Outlook, knowledge of MS Axapta advantageous * Previous experience of working within a Lean manufacturing environment advantageous * Professionalism, team player, well organised, reactive and fast learner * Strong communicator, both oral and written: have a relatively outgoing personality, with a moral compass * Good analytical skills and excellent problem solving ability * Strong interpersonal skills (cooperation across hierarchies and international boundaries) *

Additional Information

Competitive benefits and services including pension, 7 x death in service benefit, 24* holidays (rising to 26 days after relevant service) + statutory leave, onsite Occupational Health, employee discounts (Perkbox) and on Bosch goods, development opportunities, close to motorway links and on-site parking

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