UK Supply Chain Development Officer
Posted 2 months ago - Expired 25 days ago

Sheffield, South Yorkshire,
Permanent Full Time
£DOE + excellent benefits
32 Applications

Sue Ross Recruitment are working with a leading international engineering company in the recruitment of a UK Supply Chain Development Officer.

Sue Ross Recruitment are working with a leading international engineering company in the recruitment of a UK Supply Chain Development Officer.


Reporting to the Purchasing Manager and supporting the Planning Team, the Supply Chain Development Officer’s principle job purpose is to ensure all products meet product qualification plans and testing standards.



Duties include:

Prepare specification for products, bringing together the new product details with its packaging and create specifications from the original quality inspection sheets;
Maintain and update current specifications, adding detail to SAP;
Set-up “Goods In” quality inspection requirements for new products on SAP;
Provide cover and support to the “Goods In” Quality Engineer when required;
Evaluate and report on potential new products and pre-shipping samples as required;
Maintain up to date knowledge of competitor products, producing comparisons as required;
Conduct load testing and cutting force testing, demonstrating these tasks to visitors when required;
Support the Purchasing Manager and Purchasing Team with various duties including release orders; supplier liaison about orders and correspondence and the setup of new products prices and suppliers;
Liaise with suppliers when products are received either sub-standard or faulty
Raise debit notes
Provide photographic evidence and offer suggestions to suppliers on how to resolve a fault;
Perform regular product audits at the request of the Purchasing Manager;
Investigate customer complaints and provide detailed reports when required;
Monitor trends in customer complaints, analyse the causes and consult with the supplier to improve quality;
Visit suppliers, both Nationally and Internationally, to ensure a quality service is provided;
Attend and support trade shows as required;
Perform any other associated duties as required by the Purchasing Manager;


We are happy to consider applicants who are either recent graduates or experience candidates. You will ideally have a quality or mechanical engineering qualification. We seek candidates who are technically/mechanically minded but who are happy to be office based.



Required skills & experience

Good level of academic achievement to degree level or equivalent, ideally in a Quality or Mechanical Engineering related discipline
Experience of working in a fast-paced and often demanding operations environment
Good understanding and knowledge of company purchasing processes
Experience in a Quality Engineering role
Strong problem-solving skills to support effective decision making
Excellent project / time management and organisational skills
Excellent communication / interpersonal skills, and ability to interact successfully at all levels
First-class customer service skills
Strong relationship management skills
Sound decision making skills
Excellent Computer skills including Microsoft Office specifically, Excel, Word & PowerPoint, with SAP experience advantageous


Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback to all applicants. Please assume that if you do not hear from us within 72 hours that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.



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