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Supply Chain and Logistics Manager

Responsible for sales order processing, warehousing, storage and distribution processes for the Hochiki Europe businesses, in the most efficient and effective manner, and in accordance with agreed plans and budgets for the EMEIA region.

Who you’ll report to

Operations Director


Who you’ll be responsible for

  • Export Sales Coordinators
  • Warehouse Supervisor and Operatives
  • Trade Compliance Coordinator


What you’ll be doing:

  • Take ownership of the global supply chain operation for Hochiki Europe and its subsidiary companies to satisfy group operating requirements and ensure compliance to company policy and legislation.
  • Define the supply chain strategy and achieve year on year budgeted improvements in cost productivity
  • Oversee the operations of stock control, planning, forecasting and organizing incoming goods
  • Maintain and improve operational efficiency levels through on time availability and delivery
  • Responsible for co-ordinating matrix style supply chain functions across multiple sites
  • Ownership of the supply response to the demand forecast of the Sales and operations planning process
  • Manage the MRP (SAP) module of the ERP system to ensure accurate and timely delivery of goods on a UK and Global scale
  • Support the Operations Department to meet the production plan and customer orders, ensuring date integrity and MRP message adherence
  • Ensure warehousing and logistics processes are aligned in the supply chain to meet customer expectations including the goods inwards management process
  • Manage and give clear direction to the team to achieve the department KPIs and expected business results
  • Engage with internal stakeholders manage and challenge expectations to support collaboration and functional compliance for a seamless supply chain

Who you’ll be working with

  •  Internal Departments, up to senior Management level
  • External customers on a global scale

Person Specification

 We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated and have a passion to contribute to the success of Hochiki. In addition to this, you will possess the following:



  • Essential: Degree level or equivalent 


  • Essential: Extensive experience in a similar role / providing leadership to a Supply Chain department   
  • Desirable: Exposure to a lean manufacturing environment (preferably within the electronics industry)



  • Essential: SAP system knowledge, understanding of export sales markets and associated paperwork
  • Desirable: Understanding of Trade Compliance


Technical skills

  • Essential: Computer Literate with knowledge of Windows operating system


Personal qualities

-      Strategic thinker with ability to understand the wider perspective

-      Good oral and written communication skills across varying cultures

-      High attention to detail

-      Organised approach to planning

-      Leadership approach to managing people and the department

-      A desire to achieve results for the business

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