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  • Supply Chain Development Manager

  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 20-Dec-2018
  • Job reference: 18943

Job Description

We, at Travis Perkins have an exciting, new role for a Supplier Development Manager within our General Merchanting Division. You will be responsible for designing, developing and delivering strategic projects in support of the General Merchanting Supply Chain strategic plan. These projects include technological developments, customer fulfilment options, network redesign and operational efficiencies. This role will principally support development of our Lightside Operations, serving branches through through the Primary Distribution Hub in Northampton.


Alongside the above you will also be responsible for:

  • Lead warehouse re-design projects on behalf of the division to enable operational efficiency and maximum use of site capacity.

  • Review internal route to market options and assess profitability of internal networks. Identify new routes to market as appropriate.

  • Feed into new core development projects, to ensure alignment between warehouse and branch systems and stakeholder priorities.

  • Work with commercial category teams and product supply to flag supply and route to market issues for resolutions, so we have the best availability we can in branch.

  • Develop and deliver joint improvement action plans on product availability for branches/ regions in conjunction with the Regional Business Support Manager.

What we’re looking for:


  • Understanding development and delivery of business change initiatives

  • Decisive and proactive

  • Excellent customer focused and communication skills

  • Excellent communicator, resilient, analytical, data presentation and organisation skills

  • Driven, resilient and enthusiastic


What we can offer:

You may not know much about Travis Perkins plc but if you look a bit closer you might be surprised. We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide (and Ireland) and have over 28,000 colleagues.


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