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Head of Supply Chain Management  

A senior management group position in Finland. You will be reporting to our COO. The position can be located in Vantaa, Mäntyharju or in Joensuu.

You will be responsible for

  • leading the supply chain operations of Exel Composites. The Head of SCM is responsible for creating the group-wide supply strategy, derived from the Group’s business plan and strategy, and implementing it. This includes all Exel operations globally and will require regular visits to Asia and other sites outside Europe
  • direct spend in Exel Composites Group and availability of materials at all production units as well as giving strong input in the Group’s strategy process
  • major categories of indirect spend, driving cost reduction initiatives of indirect spend with SCM team at all BUs
  • cooperating with all the BUs in order to find synergies when it comes to supplies and set project priorities for BU Sourcing
  • driving measures for lean material systems at BUs
  • leading the Group SCM team, setting targets and priorities for projects and making sure that all BUs’ needs are covered in the projects and commodity work
  • regular reporting to Exel Composites’ Group Management on price development and sourcing actions. Including the measurement and monitoring of short, medium and long term trends to assist decision making
  • acting as a link between SCM and R&D, providing resources to sourcing projects and taking care of supplier ramp-ups. Drive harmonization of raw materials together with R&D
  • driving global optimization and approving suppliers globally on behalf of the whole Group through his/her team
  • supervising the materials specialist(s) assigned to the SCM team ensuring their targets and work are in line with the Group’s strategy and objectives 
  • ensuring communication to our ERP teams of the needs and expectations of our SCM team and supply chain protocols  
  • following strict compliance protocols necessary in a stock listed company and the standard operating procedures necessary to ensure transparency in purchasing and fairness

We expect from you

  • Professional qualification in Supply Chain management or other nationally recognized procurement qualification
  • Degree minimum but preferably Master degree education or an impeccable track record   
  • 15 years’ work experience in an industrial environment
  • Deep understanding of global supply markets  
  • A pro-active organizer, motivated individual and inspiring leader
  • Ability to manage supplier contracts for materials and production equipment
  • Excellent knowledge of the interaction between Supply Chain team, production planning, subcontracting, logistics
  • Hands-on attitude and an interest to understand technically our composites materials 
  • Ability to manage SCM staff reporting both directly and via matrix
  • Self-driven, independent and goal-oriented working style
  • Good communication skills and capability to effective writing
  • Fluent English
  • Cross cultural understanding and strong negotiation skills
  • Readiness to travel 100 days plus

We offer to selected candidate(s):

  • To be part of the group strategic team developing Exel Composites’ growth and profitability through efficient deployment of Supply Chain strategy 
  • To be part of one world’s largest pultrusion companies and the only global pultrusion company
  • An unique opportunity to work with the latest composite technologies and new applications in the growing and exciting composite business
  • Lots of interesting challenges in our international organization with many opportunities for development
  • International travel and experience
  • A strong existing team and opportunities to expand and further develop the team
  • Complete support from Exel senior management
  • Excellent procurement data history that will allow the candidate to hit the ground running 

If you are interested, please send you application and CV by email to tiina.bies@exelcomposites.com by 28th January 2018. For further information, please contact Supply Chain Manager Ari Nousiainen at +358 50 590 6759 or COO Callum Gough at +44 771 776 8324.

Exel Composites Oyj, Vantaa head office, Mäkituvantie 5, FI-01510 Vantaa, Finland