Supply Chain Manager

Job Description

Do you want to contribute to the future of healthcare? Siemens Healthineers are looking for a Supply Chain Manager to join their Healthcare Diagnostics business based at our site in Sudbury, Suffolk. Recently celebrating 80 years of manufacturing excellence, our Sudbury site designs and assembles blood, urine and diabetes analysis instruments.

You will join our Materials team and be responsible for helping implement world class processes within the POC (Point Of Care) business. This is a hands-on role that involves running our supply and inventory planning process for our medical devices as well as leading a high performing team in Sudbury.

As part of the Siemens Healthineers the POC business area helps enable better care to patients with chronic diseases or in life-threatening conditions by providing fast and reliable information that help diagnosis. The Sudbury site manufactures and delivers worldwide medical devices and consumables used for POC-testing therefore being pivotal to the success of the POC business unit.


Support the site Supply Planning Managers with day-to-day needs

Development of POC capacity & production planning tools, metrics & procedures, preferably utilising SAP

Review and improve current processes, procedures & tools used for everyday planning

Set criteria to highlight material supply/production planning issues / bottlenecks / propose and drive solutions to maximise product availability

Monitor and drive plant performance in line with plans

Deliver the company’s raw materials/WIP & finished goods inventory holding target

Prepare KPI reports and communicate performance to suppliers/business & stakeholders

Accountable for the execution of the Sudbury planning process for the related product lines by leading a supply chain team, setting clear goals and helping build an environment of trust, engagement and respect

Review current MPS process and implement improvements, supporting supply planning managers when needed, to deliver against the agreed S&OP

Develop raw material inventory management strategies to ensure uninterrupted supply to the Sudbury operation as well as optimising stock levels to meet financial targets

Development and ownership of all related supply chain metrics within assigned areas of responsibility in support of the plant’s balanced scorecard

Support material planners with supplier escalations as required

Build relations with supplier base, holding supplier review meetings focusing and delivery performance and quality of product delivered


Improve and set the standard for the supply chain skill set of the team, as well as help form the future leaders of the organisation through developing people, coaching, hiring, managing performance, providing training and leading by example  

Support the global planning team in ensuring SAP reflects realistic planning requirements that drive the whole supply chain, finding ways to improve the use of the tool for improved planning process, seeking automation where possible

Design and roll out appropriate KPI’s and quality controls to the planning process and be able to communicate with confidence about the deviations to targets

Constantly question current practices seeking to identify process improvement opportunities and implementing process changes with management and Healthineers Performance System support

If invited to, participate as an effective Extended Leadership Team member, taking a leading role in team meetings and problem solving

Manage all planning procedures and documents, carrying out annual reviews and making amendments when necessary

Ability to identify, investigate and effectively close out CAPA’s utilising the Catsweb tool

Skills and Experience

Great leadership and influencing skills

Must have Supply Chain experience ideally with Pharma or Medical Device environment

Thorough understanding of MRP dynamics and must have extensive knowledge of SAP

Strong communication skills, able to communicate at all levels of the business

Ability to work under pressure

Ability to drive change and deliver projects, initiatives and process improvements

Good understanding of the Lean manufacturing concepts and tools

Broad knowledge of forecasting, product distribution, inventory control and manufacturing processes

Minimum of bachelor degree, master degree in related field preferred

Certification of a professional body associated with planning preferred

Being part of our team:

Based on multiple sites in Chilton Industrial Estate, Sudbury, we design and assemble blood, urine and diabetes analysis instruments. With our point-of-care testing systems, Siemens Healthineers delivers lab-accurate, actionable, and timely results on the spot. You can find more information here.

We are inspired to transform the way things are done – because we want what is best for our people, our customers, and ultimately to help everyone live longer and healthier lives. To find out more about our business and recent news, including our continued response to COVID-19, please explore our website.


  • A competitive salary
  • Generous pension contributions
  • 26 days holiday
  • Access to our flexible benefits from private medical insurance to dental cover
  • Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities including 2 paid volunteering days per year
  • Support from our 24/7 employee assistance programme

In addition, we provide a flexible and dynamic environment with the space to stretch beyond your comfort zone in order to grow both personally and professionally. Our unique team spirit arises from embracing different perspectives, open debate, and the will to challenge conventions. Change is a constant aspect of our work. We aspire to lead the change in our industry rather than just react to it. That’s why we want you to seek, implement and celebrate your best ideas.

We recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements with our applicants to encourage agile working.

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products Ltd

Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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