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Job Title:  Director of Supply Chain


Sunbury on Thames, SRY, GB, TW16 7EF

Business Unit:  Air Technology
Posting Date:  Nov 18, 2022
Job Description: 

Scope of Role:

AMETEK Airtechnology seeks an experienced Supply Chain Director to drive the supply chain strategy and leadership of the function and serve as the key interface with the corporate supply chain teams in Europe and the USA. 


Reporting to the DVP Business Manager, the Supply Chain Director will be a leader for professional delivery of the supply chain responsibilities, focusing on growth strategy, supplier performance around product integrity, requested schedule, and material cost reductions, transition to LCR sourcing as well inspiring talent development and embracing culture change. 


This role is currently responsible for £12m direct material spend and circa £2m indirect spend, with 2 direct reports and a team size between 8-10.


Take specific responsibility for the following areas within the company:

  • Ensuring that our overall supply chain function fully supports our ongoing commercial success and business growth strategy.
  • Establish true partnership relations with key suppliers working with them to continuously improve overall supply chain efficiency and costs.
  • Selection of sources of supply in conjunction with Quality, appropriate technical/engineering departments and ensuring that supplier support and performance assists optimization of the overall supply chain.
  • Increase LCR sourcing.
  • Negotiation of prices, terms of payment, delivery etc. and establishment of purchasing contracts.
  • Take full ownership of supply chain and supplier management focusing on improving Supplier On-Time Delivery, Quality Performance and Inventory reductions.
  • New Product Development, alignment of existing suppliers and search for new suppliers to support engineering through existing product upgrades and new product release.
  • Work with Engineering to support the VAVE plans and Budgets
  • Support the purchasing teams with the required plans to meet the following KPI’s, Deflation, PPV, AP Terms and deliver the annual budget.
  • Provide leadership for operational Buyers, and represent Purchasing as part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in meeting operational targets through implementation of KPI’s and action plans
  • Responsible for achieving Working Capital targets, including Inventory Management, Payment Terms & Linearity of supply based on Just In Time (JIT) purchasing practices


Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Establishing strategic supply contracts on all current and new programs. Work with engineering functions and set out statements of work and all other associated terms and conditions for accurate on time supply.
  • Manage supply element of major programs from RFQ through to order fulfilment.
  • Define and negotiate appropriate terms of supply with all vendors.
  • Identify and drive cost saving initiatives across high spend commodities, including relocation of supply to low-cost regions (LCR)
  • Improve Supplier selection processes, ensuring any new Supplier contracts support our Lead Time, MOQ & Delivery performance requirements in line with S&OP demands
  • Provide commercial and contractual support to major outsourcing and / or re-sourcing programs.
  • Drive introduction of Quality, Cost, Delivery performance scorecard on key suppliers. Record, measure and publish statistics regarding vendor performance alongside capacity audits and robust action plans
  • Drive supplier reduction / consolidation programme, ensuring that plans do not put our day-to-day service metrics at any risk.  
  • Provide leadership support to resolving non supply issues in instances which have a critical impact on customer delivery.
  • Provide advice and counsel regarding legal requirements, best practices, and strategies for managing risk to avoid litigation.
  • Coordinate and fulfil information requests/reporting as required to fulfil the Corporate/Divisional reporting requirements.
  • Support Finance Process, PPV evaluation, Inflation tracking and Material Standard cost variance.
  • Provide clear leadership to develop the entire Purchasing team
  • Manage Inventory and time plans to reduce in line with company Working Capital goals
  • Ensure master data owned by Purchasing has clear definitions in place and has named owners for update and maintenance
  • Negotiate improved terms and conditions for the business, including payment, stocking, and delivery plans
  • Drive throughput of Non-Standard Quotations (NSQ) in support of Business Development
  • Drive improvements in Supplier Quality Escapes in conjunction with Supply Chain Quality


AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK (NYSE:AME) is a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.