Supply Chain Administrator

Bird Bellows - Radnor Park Industrial Estate, Congleton CW12 4UQ
Bird Bellows
Bird Bellows
Vacancy title
Supply Chain Administrator
Bird Bellows - Radnor Park Industrial Estate, Congleton CW12 4UQ
Advertised salary
Employment type
Working pattern
Monday - Thursday (36hrs) 4 day week
Closing date
24 June 2024

Supply Chain Administrator

As part of a growing Supply Chain team, this role focuses on providing key administrative support. In doing so they will be required to complete tasks such as ordering stock, tracking deliveries and processing orders.


4 Days (Monday - Thursday 36hrs Condensed)

Who is Senior Plc?

Senior is a FTSE listed international manufacturing group with 26 operations in 12 countries. Senior designs, manufactures and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace, defence, and land vehicle and power and energy markets.

We have a long history of well-respected brands and an excellent reputation in our key market sectors. Senior delivers value to its customers and shareholders via operational excellence that is underpinned by its people and processes.

Our global values underpin what we do, and how we do it…

Safety – Integrity – Customer Focus – Respect and Trust – Accountability – Excellence

 Who is Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows?

Based in Congleton, Cheshire, Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows was established in 1975 as a family run operation serving the petro-chemical and gas industries. Since then, we have evolved to become one of the industry leaders in the design, development and manufacture of pressure duct systems, flexible joints and insulation for highly regulated industries. We have established customers in aerospace (both civil and military), as well as in the nuclear, oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.

Key Duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepares and processes requisitions and purchase orders for the procurement of goods, services and supplies
  • To expedite purchase orders on a regular basis, and update the ERP system accordingly 
  • Supports delivery schedules management with suppliers 
  • Communicate and escalate any issues arising from purchase of services, supplies and equipment
  • To effectively escalate any unforeseen procurement delays on manufacturing
  • Contributes in the evaluation of reports to define the need for the purchased product(s), and creates associated purchase orders (POs)
  • Develops an understanding of each supplier’s capabilities and current capacity
  • Maintains current and accurate purchase order data in the purchasing system (e.g. delivery dates, pricing, change orders)
  • To assist in supply chain projects

Person Specification:

Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience working in a similar or adjacent type role
  • Demonstrated understanding of customer demand signal interpretation and escalation risk points
  • Demonstrated experience of production scheduling
  • Demonstrated experience of Purchase Order Planning/Processing and Expediting to ensure continuity of component/service supply to meet company schedules.
  • Demonstrated experience of completing tasks requiring multi-stakeholder inputs
  • Demonstrated experience of supplier performance metrics and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience of working in an environment that emphasises H&S and Quality compliance.
  • Desirable Knowledge & Skills
  • Demonstrated experience of communicating/influencing relevant stakeholders without line management responsibility
  • Desire to learn and accept responsibility.

Essential Qualifications

  • Level 2 Maths and English

Desirable Qualifications

  • Customer Service qualification – NVQ or similar
  • Procurement qualification – CIPs or similar

Essential Job related skills

  • Demonstrated experience of working within a team
  • Ability to create and develop strong internal and external relationships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident interpersonal skills
  • Strong IT skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Credible – both with the internal and external customer
  • Diplomatic
  • Patient
  • Resilient
  • Determined
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task