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Sourcing / Supply Chain Manager

Who are EAV?

Electric Assisted Vehicles Ltd (EAV) is a sustainable, zero-emissions vehicle manufacturer and technology innovation company based in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire with people and the future at the heart of everything we do.

EAV is committed to a mission of holistic sustainability and business growth through environmental awareness and creative innovation. Our industrious community of talent believe that we’re designing and building a better future for everyone through our collective Transport Futures Vision, a vision which is powered by our people.

We want to make a difference and are looking for enthusiastic individuals who share this vision to join
our fast growing team.

Sourcing/Supply Chain Manager

The Role

  • To ensure all that all BOM line items are being constantly monitored and reviewed for supply risk and cost guarantee
  • Liaising with R & D to ensure the BOM is correct and any changes are noted and updated on the BOM
  • To constantly review and improve procurement efficiencies, establishing preferred suppliers, reviewing existing suppliers and ensuring they are the most efficient option and establishing suitable contingency suppliers.
  • To be responsible for all warranty and return of items ordered ensuring NCRs are logged and refunds are obtained, chasing and following up if required.
  • Taking ownership of supplier relationships and keep constant communication for monthly reporting to the board on risk mitigation.
  • To be proactive in chasing and working with Procurement Lead to ensure buffer stock levels are kept at the rate of ramp up volume.
  • Making sure end to end order processing is going through MRP for production procurement
  • To improve the efficiencies of the ordering system liaising with the stores team to achieve this.
  • To work with the R & D team on future production models, working on new supplier chains for new parts that are inherently cheaper by design
  • Work closely with the 3D printing department to understand the inflection point of capital expenditure vs part cost for things like injection moulding
  • To ensure you have delegated all reordering to the purchasing team once you have established the relevant source and set up the working relationship with the supplier.
  • Establish supplier capability and capacity to meet demands of higher volume production
  • To put in place 1st and 2nd suppliers for all parts ensuring accurate lead times in line with our production numbers

The Person 

  • Minimum 3+ years sourcing/supply chain experience
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience
  • Good organisational skills and proactive approach to work
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Global sourcing and supply experience
  • To have an enthusiastic understanding of EAV inhouse capability
  • Ability to thrive in fast paces working environment
  • Well organised and proactive
  • Strong communication skills

The Detail

  • Permanent/full time position
  • CPD programme for all employees
  • Real potential for progression and career development
  • Regular performance reviews
  • On the job training
  • Free hot meal provided on site
  • Use of gym equipment on site
  • Regular team activities
  • Salary £30,000 – £45,000 depending on experience


To apply, please send your CV to bethany@eav.solutions or click apply below