Supply Chain Manager at WCE, James Barnes

What does your job role as Supply Chain Manager at WCE involve?

My job role involves all aspects of the Supply chain from the sourcing of raw materials and all associated parts required ensuring a smooth process to enable the on-time and in full delivery to our customers.

Close collaboration between all our departments is key to producing a top-quality product, at a competitive price for the benefit of our customers. My day includes liaising with our valued suppliers to make sure we have the correct materials available to meet expected lead times and at competitive pricing.

What is the best part of working at WCE?

I particularly enjoy working with my purchasing team to resolve problems and discover new solutions to any issues that may arise. I started working at WCE in 1999 as a CNC machine operator and have been fortunate enough to progress through the company over the years, taking advantage of the many opportunities offered to me such as programming courses and ILM training, which led me to the role of CNC Manager. It was from there I was able to take up the offer of more training and coaching to where I have taken the role of Supply Chain Manager at WCE. The role is certainly a challenging one, but also a rewarding one.

What do you like doing for fun?

In my spare time I spend a lot of my time with my family at various Theme Parks around the country, such as Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, and combine this with travelling abroad to visit parks in Europe and the USA. I also enjoy reading a good book and watching motorsport when I can.

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