Head of Supply Chain

Req ID:  62584

Glasgow, GB, G44 4EX

Date:  Nov 23, 2022

For over 140 years our products have helped ensure the safe, reliable operations of key industries. With a passion for precision and partnership, Celeros Flow Technology continues this heritage of high performance and dependability, providing mission critical, sustainable flow control solutions for our customers around the globe.


Celeros Flow Technology is looking for individuals with a voice and a vision. We embrace change, diversity and promote new ways of looking at old ideas. We seek talented professionals to join our world-class team of innovators in a global, collaborative & multi-cultural environment, where you will be challenged, supported, and inspired to be extraordinary.





A key member of the leadership team, the Head of Supply Chain will be responsible and accountable for the deployment of strategy that adds critical competitive commerical advantage to Celeros Clydeunion Pumps.


The primary responsibility is for the management and supervision of all aspects of materials flow. This includes maintaining control and accuracy over all goods inventories, including all transactions, procurement (including receiving), and cost to ensure that materials are provided to Operations to ensure customer orders are fulfilled on time. This position is also responsible for supplier quality, developing supplier relationships, supplier reduction/evaluation/certification, inventory control, and compliance with customer specifications.





  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the Plant
  • Responsible for coordinating all aspects of material flow and part delivery within the organization.
  • Create, maintain and execute material logistic strategies to manage inventory and control excess and obsolete materials.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for Inventory and Purchasing modules of the organization’s business system.
  • Foster, develop and maintain strong, positive working relationships with suppliers, customers, the leadership team, and employees.
  • Responsible for contract management in relation to all materials
  • Develop, maintain, and coordinate a system for regularly scheduling supply chain contract reviews
  • Review routinely purchasing practices to assure that staff are procuring and utilising appropriate contracts and tiers
  • Ensure optimal focus to maximise price savings, rebates, group redistribution and commitments
  • Oversee the procurement function utilizing acceptable purchasing practices
  • Work with the employees and managers to procure the appropriate supplies and equipment within agreed upon time frames
  • Ensure that employee safety is a primary concern in the selection of supplies and equipment
  • Develop most suitable purchasing arrangement for commodities, including blanket contracts, standing orders and vendor stocking arrangements
  • Lead the standardization of supplies and equipment within the organization
  • Lead the resolution of equipment and supply quality and service problems with vendors
  • Give consideration to environmental concerns in the selection of supplies and equipment
  • Maintain a professional environment in interactions with vendors
  • Responsible for selection of suppliers giving consideration to quality of service and cost to the Plant
  • Coordinate the reconciliation process for invoices with the Accounts Payable department when price and quantities do not agree with the purchase order
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual departmental operating and capital budgets; operates each function within the approved budget
  • Coach, lead, and develop team leads and members to ensure organizational goals and objectives are met.





  • A Visionary change agent who values people.
  • Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.
  • Knowledge of Material Management System
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Identify tools, processes and metrics to optimize supplier value.
  • Leads by example and motivates people so as to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
  • Excellent technical writing, documentation, and record keeping skills.
  • Excellent analytical problem solving ability and leverage metrics and other tools to drive supplier performance.
  • Ability to contribute in a cross functional collaborative environment.
  • Financial skills including cost modeling, cost analysis, make vs. buy analysis.





  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, business, management or other related discipline. Masters in related field would be desirable.
  • Depth of knowledge and experience in Strategic, Operational and Tactical Global Procurement and Supply Chain Mgt Principles and Fundamantals.
  • Strong Contract law experience, Project Management skills, Macro Economic awareness and accomplished business accumen
  • Strong background in the management of materials and sourcing within a design and manufacturing
  • environment.
  • Experience in total quality, six sigma, or other similar environments.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills.
  • CIPS qualified.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance is essential.






Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.


Building Customer Loyalty

Effectively meeting customer needs; building productive customer relationships; taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.



Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a variety of situations; communicating in a focused and compelling way that drives others’ thoughts and actions.  Engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.


Continuous Improvement

Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; identifying improvement opportunities; generating ideas, and implementing solutions.


Continuous Learning

Actively identifying new ideas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.


Contributing to Team Success

Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.


Initiating Action

Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.


Managing Work

Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completely efficiently.


Work Standards

Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.





This role will require regular shop floor visits to review plan and material locations.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





The work environment will involve both desk and shop floor manufacturing environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


CELEROS Flow Technology is an equal opportunity employer.