We are looking for a Supply Chain Manager to join our team

How do you feel on a Monday morning? Energised and ready to make a difference? Keen to work with a friendly and motivated team? Want to feel valued and rewarded for your hard work and dedication? If you like the sound of this then please read on….


Insensys (Intelligent Sensing Systems) is a privately owned global leading supplier of fibre optic measurement systems. We supply strain measurement systems to many leading Wind Turbine manufacturers, as well as customising core technology for applications in Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Marine and other markets. Insensys is based in Fareham, employing approximately 50 people. We design and manufacture on site, and deliver systems to our customers in Europe, Asia and the US. Our company has grown rapidly in the past 18 months and continues to expand in all areas. We are passionate about what we do, and we pride ourselves on creating a positive environment for our employees to work.


Core Values

At Insensys you will never be a number; everyone is a valued member of our team. Our business is led by a Senior Leadership Team who are committed to our values of respect, nurture, innovation and being agile. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees in a safe working environment. We support an environment of mutual trust and confidence with fair pay and benefits, along with, wherever possible, an opportunity for self-improvement and advancement. We are committed to creating an atmosphere that encourages employees to treat one another fairly and with dignity and respect.  We continuously strive to be a great employer and are looking for people to join our team who will support our values.


Summary of Role: 

This is a new role focussed on coordinating and managing the Insensys’ supply chain activities.  Insensys is a rapidly growing and dynamic business, our optical sensing products are used by the world’s largest offshore wind turbine manufacturers.  

Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.30

Full time permanent position

Reporting to the Finance Director

The role will focus on strategic sourcing activities including:


  • Developing strategic relationships with new and existing suppliers to negotiate optimised terms and conditions of business and to ensure the supply of goods and services in line with the operational and strategic goals of Insensys.
  • Ensuring optimal supplier performance in terms of cost, quality, and delivery. The setting of service level agreements, monitoring of performance and the provision of feedback.
  • Identifying and mitigating supply chain risks whether that be vendor or commodity related.
  • Managing the implementation and development of contracts and of contractual relationships where appropriate.
  • Implementing a best practice purchasing vision supported by robust processes to aid and improve business performance.
  • Identifying ways to streamline the current administration processes associated with Purchasing activities in order to remove non-value-added activities.
  • Working closely with Operations and production teams for daily build items
  • Working closely with Engineering through product development phase to ensure robust supply chain during production hand-over  
  • Maintaining supplier records, opening and closing accounts
  • Improving the environmental impact of supply chain activities

 Qualification and other requirements:  
  • A Supply Chain Management Professional with leadership capabilities and excellent understanding of operational delivery in a manufacturing environment
  • Supply Chain Management qualification and 5 years’ experience ideally both in planning and logistics
  • Ability to manage and influence to ensure consistency of SCM activities and processes
  • Good business acumen, strong communication skills and commercial awareness
  • Must be highly organised with good time management skills and attention to detail 


  • ‘Can do’ attitude
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Self-motivated and ability to liaise with others to get the job done
  • Passionate about your chosen subject area
  • Team player who can influence
  • Adaptability
  • Honest and high integrity
  • Professional attitude


  • 25 days holiday + Bank holidays
  • Holiday purchase scheme (up to 3 days)
  • Private medical cover
  • Enhanced Workplace pension
  • Life Assurance (4 times annual salary)
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Free onsite parking and refreshments

Health & Safety responsibilities

All Employees are responsible for:

Ensuring a solid understanding of, and compliance with, the documented controls and processes, including all QHSE Procedures, Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments, developed to reduce the likelihood of harm to people, property and the environment to as low a level as is reasonably practicable.

Actively contribute to the progressive improvement of all documented controls and processes, including the QHSE Procedures, Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments, developed to reduce the likelihood of harm to people, property and the environment to as low a level as is reasonably practicable

Take personal and legal responsibility for your own Health and Safety and that of others who may be affected by what you do or do not do. Actively intervene in any unsafe act or condition that may be identified.

Co-operate with the Management Team so far as is necessary to ensure that the requirements defined by the Integrated QHSE Management System are performed or complied with.

Ensuring that any PPE issued or made available for use is used, maintained correctly and any loss or damage is minimised.

Immediately reporting any unsafe or potentially unsafe acts or conditions to your Supervisor or any member of the Management Team.

Actively reporting any errors, omissions or potential improvements identified in the Health and Safety Management System and the associated controls or processes.

Comply with all Client QHSE controls, processes and other requirements on Client work sites.

Make sure you are aware of and understand these requirements, and also those of your colleagues and your managers.

If you would be interested in working with us, please send your CV to the Recruitment@insensys.com email address.