PowerPhotonic is a global leader in the design and manufacture of precision micro-optics for laser applications in materials processing, medical systems, and optical communications as well as the scientific and defence sector.
Our business was founded with the objective of providing unsurpassed excellence in all aspects of micro-optics product realization for laser applications. Our world-class design skills are supported by an innovative and flexible manufacturing process that allows the company to design both a broad range of state-of-the art industry standard laser micro-optics products and, uniquely, to offer a low cost rapid fabrication service for creating completely freeform optical surfaces.
Our world-leading position is founded on our deployment of laser-based manufacturing of micro-optics and advanced optical metrology. We design and build our laser-based fabrication capability in-house, along with the associated metrology and inspection systems.
As part of our continued growth, we are looking for a Supply Chain and Contracts Leader to join our ambitious team. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter to join PowerPhotonic at a key period in the company’s growth.
The Supply Chain Leader will lead PowerPhotonic’s supply chain activities supporting the satisfaction and realisation of products and services in a timely manner. Ensure PowerPhotonic has sourced goods and services, for all aspects of the organisational operation, which are robust in supply and efficient in cost.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Key areas of responsibility comprise:
Manage key supplier relationships ensuring excellent communication channels, timely response to query, quotation and procurement acknowledgement. Oversee the purchasing process
Routinely identify and mitigate risk within the supply chain where supply, timeliness or cost could be adversely impacted.
Where strategically important and/or to minimize cost and lead time, establish supply agreements
Define and implement a supply chain development roadmap which supports the business growth and clearly details current and future capabilities
Enhance the supplier approval and qualification processes
Establish control and routine monitoring for the different type of suppliers utilized by PowerPhotonic.
Collate and publish supplier score cards highlighting S.W.O.T. within the supply chain
Manage supplier corrective action requests ensuring effective implementation of action. Garner technical support from within PowerPhotonic.
Supplier Audit and, if necessary, timely corrective action, assuring continued product or service quality and timely delivery
Ensure the company values are always upheld when performing this role
Required qualifications and experience
Min B.Sc. Degree – Business or equivalent
M-CIPS or equivalent qualification.
5+ years’ experience supply chain management
Experience drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on terms and conditions of contracts
Operated in an ERP environment
Operated in a regulated/export control environment
Experience in a precision manufacturing or technology industry.
KPI collation and presentation
PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success. The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:
Comfortable operating in a small and fast paced company environment
Flexible and responsive approach to managing workload
Ability to plan and prioritize work independently and flag and escalate issues as required
Self-starter – solutions focused, with a hand-on approach to problem solving
Team player, communicates effectively and builds good working relationships
Maintains social, ethical and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities
Tenacious and resilient – sees issues through to resolution
This is a full-time position.
All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.
The position will require both UK and International travel in order to fulfil the role and should maintain a valid passport.
To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to email@example.com.
About PowerPhotonic Limited
A global leader in the design and manufacture of precision micro optics