Supply Chain Manager Opportunity : Varian,

Crawley, West Sussex
06 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Supply Chain
Contract Type
Full Time


Supply Chain Manager Opportunity @ Varian, Crawley, United Kingdom

Together, we can beat cancer.

At Varian, we bring together the worlds’ best talent to realize our vision of a world without fear of cancer. Together, we work passionately to develop and deliver easy-to-use, efficient oncology solutions. If you want to be part of this important mission, we want to hear from you.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the availability of materials in the supply chain while maintaining inventory at minimum acceptable levels.

  • Perform distribution planning to support global parts banks.

  • Assist with the establishment and maintenance of the production control system.

  • Accountable for on time delivery of parts and FRUs to internal stakeholders.

  • Manages the execution and timely closure of internal transfers between sites/service and


  • Resolves escalated issues from sites, installation and service stakeholders, reporting back on

    progress, gaps, and roadblocks.

  • Accountable for setting and managing the inventory stocking levels at the sites and service in

    accordance with Master Plan.

  • Accountable for the inventory optimization at stocking locations (DC hubs etc.) and inventory


  • Coordinates with Finance/Accounting on all matters involving inventory.

  • Reviews and plans requirements for acceptable inventory.

  • Identifies and closes operational gaps within regional execution teams.

  • Drives continuous improvement projects to completion within regions.

  • Selects, develops and leading EMEA wide team to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and material control systems to reduce

    costs and ensure cost-effective procurement.

  • Participates, presents and represents global supply chain execution in various internal meetings.

  • Partner with Site managers for preparation for quarterly execution review with senior GSC


  • Manages Deviation Reports and carries out Root Cause Analysis.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent related, including team management or supervisory experience.

  • Excellent planning capabilities and knowledge.

  • Experience within an OEM service organization.

  • Ability, competence, and confidence to lead an EMEA wide team.

  • Effective interpersonal skills.

  • Detailed knowledge of ERP/MRP systems and JIT philosophies.

  • Excellent negotiation skills within an Engineering Manufacturing environment.

  • Membership with CIPS/BPICS or equivalent preferred.

  • Proficient in utilizing business tools such as: E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Experience with HCM (e.g., Workday) or equivalent ERP product and productivity software desired.

Fighting cancer calls for big ideas.

We envision a world without fear of cancer. Achieving this vision takes dedication and commitment from all of us, every single day. That's why we celebrate and value the distinctly beautiful and intersectional identities of each of our employees. We are a mirror of our patient-base, which allows us to innovate. Big ideas come from everywhere, and the best ideas are fostered by our unique individual experiences. At Varian, we encourage you to bring your whole self to work and believe your bold and authentic perspective will help to power more victories over cancer.