Nissan Sunderland

Supply Chain Management Coordinator Job Description

Who are we?
Nissan started production in Sunderland in July 1986, and since then the plant has grown into the biggest plant in the history of the UK automotive industry, supporting over 46,000 UK jobs.
Current production in Sunderland includes the Nissan Qashqai, Juke and LEAF, most of which (70%) are exported to mainland Europe, with 20% sold in the UK and a further 10% exported to markets than span the globe, from South America to Australia, and from the Nordics to South Africa.
You will be joining us at a very exciting time as we support Nissan’s corporate vision of carbon neutrality. EV36ZERO is a £1 billion investment turning Nissan Sunderland into a flagship Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub creating a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem.

Nissan will invest up to £423 million to produce a new-generation all-electric vehicle in Sunderland. Building on our expertise in crossovers and the worldwide success of the Nissan LEAF, it promises next-generation vehicle styling, efficiency and battery technology, making the switch to electric driving even more accessible.

As part of our Supply Chain Management team, you will ensure the global supply needs for our products are met. You will operate in a highly diverse environment where no two days are the same! It’s a complex, multi-dimensional operation covering logistics, inventory control, project management and supplier relationship management. Without the Supply Chain Management team the accolade of being the UK’s largest car manufacturer would not be possible.

We are an integral part of Nissan and we are responsible for getting the right parts and vehicles, to the right place, at the right time, at the right cost. There are a variety of roles available within the SCM function:
• PRODUCTION PLANNING work with internal production shops to schedule their production, and interface with the Sales & Marketing team to understand customer demand.
• PARTS CONTROL manage the inbound supply of components from a global supply base whilst maintaining lean inventory levels.
• DESIGN CHANGE CONTROL work as an interface between the Design team and the manufacturing plant to ensure the smooth introduction of material changes.
• INBOUND LOGISTICS liaise daily with logistics providers to design and engineer innovative and cost-effective global logistics solutions.
• OUTBOUND LOGISTICS are responsible for the delivery of vehicles from all production sources to final dealer locations across international overseas markets.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an inquisitive and personable Supply Chain Coordinator to be part of our dynamic team. You will play a critical role in ensuring the needs of our customers are met, guaranteeing delivery in the right place at the right time.

You will be accountable for managing and developing our supplier relationships, ensuring that we understand and manage their capabilities to support the growth of our business and achievement of EV36ZERO.

In this exceptionally cross-functional role, you will build processes, utilise data to continually improve decision making and ensure we have the plans in place to achieve our schedules whilst remaining agile to market needs.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain professional to take control within one of our operational groups and create a positive impact contributing to our long-term vision of a connected, automated supply chain.

You should apply if you have:
• An analytical skillset with the ability to comprehend and execute data driven decisions
• Strong communication skills to orchestrate cross-functional meetings, arranging like-minded team members to achieve our objectives
• Adaptability and resilience to operate in a dynamic rewarding environment
• An inquisitive nature, working under your own initiative and have the confidence to make decisions even in ambiguous situations
• Confidence to influence stakeholders on multiple levels, both internally and externally to make positive change

It would be great if you had:
• Experience operating within a Supply Chain environment
• Exposure to project management
• Awareness of supply chain systems and knowledge of the Microsoft packages

What we can offer you:
• Salary £27, 814- £40, 630 + paid overtime depending on experience
• Holidays- 26 days base per year (increases with length of service) + Bank Holidays.
• Flexible working to give you work/life balance. Up to 2 days working from home per week. In addition we also offer flexible working hours (+/-2Hrs)
• Wellbeing- free access to a private healthcare scheme for all employees with the ability to add family members at a competitive rate
• Car Scheme-access to competitive lease & vehicle ownership schemes which are also available to your friends and family.


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