Head of Supply Chain




Record UK – Head of Supply Chain & Manufacturing


Record UK is a UK based subsidiary of the ASSA ABLOY Group who are one of the major companies in access solutions with over 11,500 employees worldwide in more than 100 countries. Record UK are part of the Pedestrian group, who develop, manufacture, sell, install and service automatic doors solutions for people.
As the UK market leader, we design, manufacture, supply, install and service a range of automated door systems from our production facility and head office just South of Glasgow. We are proud to support a wide range of customers across the UK, including Main Contractors, Developers, specialist Façade companies and many high street names. We are seeking an outstanding Head of Supply Chain & Manufacturing to join our business leadership team. The role will lead our supply chain and manufacturing teams across the UK from our Scottish head office and contribute to the ambitious growth plans we have.

The right candidate will have strong people and team leadership skills along with a proven track record of driving improvement in manufacturing and supply chain. In addition, the right candidate will have the ability to manage both strategic thinking and hands-on detail. Plus, be naturally good at coaching and influencing outside of direct reporting relationships and get satisfaction from being part of a high energy, results orientated leadership team. 


Purpose and Summary of position: 
The role reports to the Managing Director of Record UK and is a key part of the UK leadership team. It includes leadership of our 50 Supply Chain staff to efficiently manage the production and supply of product to our customers and Installation and Service teams. The role is responsible for our manufacturing facility in Hamilton, our four regional distribution hubs across the UK, purchasing, our design team, and all inventory. 

Key Tasks 

  • Strategic and tactical leadership of our Supply Chain to build an outstanding team and drive improvement in quality, efficiency, and product delivery
  • Use LEAN tools and our empowered culture to build our Supply Chain into a core strength of the UK business
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the UK leadership team to deliver our vision and achieve our ambitious growth targets.
  • Actively contribute to improvement in field efficiency across both Service and Install 
  • Contribute to improvement in our NPS scores through delivery of excellent customer experiences
  • Build, coach, mentor and develop a strong, cohesive Supply Chain team. 
  • Optimise stock and replenishment processes to balance inventory with meeting customer needs in a demanding, project-based market
  • Strategically optimise our inbound and outbound logistics and material supply chains 
  • Lead by impeccable example by walking the talk with our Record behaviours


Essential criteria

  • A strong, collaborative leader, who leads by coaching and nurturing growth in others
  • An engaging team player, who is people focused and results driven with a positive ”can-do” ”win-win” attitude
  • A high energy leader who can motivate, influence, and develop people to drive continuous improvement
  • Experience in relevant manufacturing and logistics operational management roles
  • Excellent knowledge of production management, production systems, logistics and inventory management 
  • Advanced knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, including 5S, Visual Management, Kaizen and Six Sigma
  • Proven track record of leading and delivering improvement projects, along with implementing change in a Production environment
  • High level of customer focus and business acumen. Understanding of what it takes to deliver an outstanding experience to customers 
  • Strong advocate of lean manufacturing and standard operating systems 
  • Contribute to ISO Business Management system 
  • High standards of health, safety, and environmental awareness
  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical or engineering subject
  • Strong understanding of Excel, ERP, FSM, and other business software 
  • Previous experience in aluminium, or other fabrication manufacturing a plus


Additional information
Hours: 40 hours per week 
Holidays: 33 days per year, including public holidays 
Equal opportunities: We follow an equal opportunities policy 
Location: Blantyre, Scotland


What we offer:
We’re passionate about providing amazing opportunities and benefits, so you can continue and progress a lifelong career with us – here’s what we have to offer:

  • Learning and career development opportunities, whether it’s online learning, management training or enhancing your skills
  • A competitive salary and incentive schemes
  • Company Pension 
  • Life assurance 3 x basic salary
  • Efficiency Bonus 
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Day in the Life program
  • 33 days holiday (25 days + 8 bank holidays) 
  • Ex-gratia half day on Christmas Eve
  • Access to an online benefits portal
  • Access to extensive online training portal
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Bi-weekly fresh fruit delivery to head office 
  • Free tea & coffee


We review applications regularly, so don’t wait


We are building diverse, inclusive teams, and encourage applications from everyone who can see themselves working with us. Just set up your profile and apply no later than 01/08. 

To make sure your personal data is safe, we don’t look at any applications sent by email or post. If you have any questions about the role or the process, email Dominika Nalepa, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, at dominika.nalepa@assaabloy.com


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To find out more about us, visit www.assaabloy.com

We are the ASSA ABLOY Group
Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 61,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access.

As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Blantyre, SCT, GB, G72 0AH

General Management
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