Supply Chain Controller/Manager

Make a global impact. With a great team. A cool culture. A healthy work-life balance. We have a complex, global supply chain and we need you to manage it!


We have a complex, global supply chain and we need you to manage it! You will develop component, kitting and supplier risk registers to inform prioritisation of CI work packages that deliver resilience to our production. You will work with the R&D team to evaluate their design selections, understanding fit, form and function performance criteria for components, with particular emphasis on electronics, to ensure a robust supply when new products are launched to market. You will lead gathering and formatting performance specifications, where not explicit on technical documents provided by manufacturers, and develop a resilience roadmap/mitigation strategy. You will support the R&D team in their component harmonisation strategy. You will lead with supplier relationships, specifically on the management of our consumables. Currently, outbound logistics is not part of our Supply Chain function, but a willingness to adopt this may be necessary in line with business needs


You will do this as a member of the Continuous Improvement Team which is new to Singer Instruments. You will support new product introduction by getting involved early in the design of new products to ensure R&D make informed and robust component and supplier selection decisions. You will work with CI engineers to assist in Design for Manufacture and VAVE programs, understanding component standardisations and performance specifications. You will automate our processes in manufacturing and information flows.


The work you do will help scientists in laboratories in over 50 countries accelerate their research efforts on global challenges such as cures for cancer and solutions for renewable energies.


  • Ideally, 3 years in Supply Chain Management with a global network in robotics manufacturing
  • Must have strong IT skills and the ability to learn new software tools
  • Excellent people and project management skills
  • Provide training/coaching on Supply Chain evaluation for design selection
  • A firm grasp of financials and ROI calculations

Bonus Requirements

  • Import / Export and Logistics knowledge; particularly into China
  • Managing a manufacturer as a supplier of laboratory consumables with potential for off-shoring manufacture in the future
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing process design and kaizen deployment
  • BBQ Skills


Less important than experience and attitude, an HND or equivalent in Supply Chain or equivalent / compatible area


Singer Instruments, headquartered in Somerset on the edge of Exmoor, develop laboratory automation to accelerate research for scientists who want to make the world a better place. The company supports a global customer base, across a spectrum of interests such as healthcare, antibiotics, biofuels, renewable fabrics, and plant-based alternatives to meat.

As an employee-owned company, we put our people first. We are very proud to have won the Somerset Business Awards Employer of the Year; By supporting our teams and investing in our people, we get the best results for our customers.

Staff are highly motivated by their global scientific impact and a shared value for company culture. Table football in the staff room, boules in the Japanese garden, and table tennis and barbecues on the deck form part of our working ethos. The atmosphere is relaxed, attitudes are positive, and nobody wears a suit. Work in a rapidly growing business should be fun, so we take any opportunity possible to celebrate success. Did somebody say BBQ?!


£26,000 to £32,000 per annum DoE



Training, Pension, Healthcare, Profit Share for Nerds, Equity for Nerds



– 30 days including Bank Holidays
– Holiday bonus on length of service



Roadwater, Somerset (great for surfing/hiking/kayaking etc.)



Full-time (preferred) / Contract / Consultant


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