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Supply Chain Coordinator

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Supply Chain Coordinator

Salary: £32,000 - £37,000

Location: Liverpool HQ / Hybrid Remote (UK)

Reporting directly to the CEO, we are seeking a Supply Chain Coordinator. In this role you will manage all aspects of the relationship with our key suppliers, ensuring our products reflect the quality customers expect of a premium brand. You will be responsible for sourcing, negotiations, contracting and ongoing supplier appraisals, as well as ensuring the manufacture of all our finished goods meets our business supply plan. You will be results driven and strive for continuous improvement. You are a strong collaborator with excellent communication, have strong analytical skills, and will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where every week presents a different challenge

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Overall day-to-day maintenance of the operations of the business including becoming our
    ERP superuser.

  • Coordinate and manage the supply product to align with the sales forecast. Manage supply
    risks and escalate where necessary.

  • Purchase order management.

  • Contribute to the development of the company’s strategies, goals, and objectives.

  • Collaborating with the team to understand our ever-growing customer needs and how we can
    better our service(s).

  • Develop and implement efficient inter-departmental workflows and establish protocols to
    maintain these processes.

  • Help implement new procedures and training.

  • Align and standardise 3PL ways of working. supported by KPIs and performance reviews.

  • Ensure 3PL capacity matches market requirements over the lifetime of the contract.

  • Monitor all supply chain costs and develop KPI’s and develop a strategic supply chain plan to
    mitigate cost increases and seek cost reductions.

  • Identify process changes for improving Logistics and other Supply Chain topics optimising
    cost and increasing productivity. Ensure continuous improvement implemented. Ensure all
    processes are optimised, documented, and followed.

Key Skills and Experience: 

  • Strategic Sourcing – managing sourcing activity from supplier selection through to contract negotiation and ongoing management, ensuring that these are aligned to business objectives and in compliance with our procurement process and internal policies.

  • Relationship Management – acting as a trusted business advisor to functional leaders and service owners across Aquarate, to develop the right procurement strategy for each development which will deliver the best outcomes and value for Aquarate.

  • Risk Management – particularly through the negotiation of robust contracts, and the ongoing development of best practice procurement processes incorporating supply chain sustainability considerations.

  • ERP systems experience.

  • Contract negotiation and delivery - work with suppliers to track performance to contract and, when required, lead negotiations with new suppliers.

  • Developing a Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) model and implement it with key suppliers.

  • Get hands-on with our current products to ensure that our OEM’s are producing products to meet the high-quality expectations our premium brand commands.

  • Develop and manage a supply plan and rolling forecast which will allow us to meet expectations and mitigate risks and constraints during this exciting period of rapid growth.

  • Ensure effective new product introductions and end-of-life plans to maximise cost savings.

  • Review proposed product improvements with our Engineering team and implement approved changes with our OEMs through Engineering Change Orders.

  • Ensure traceability throughout the supply chain, of revisions, batches and UDIs (Unique

  • Device Identification) to support the regulatory requirements.

Why Should Someone be Interested in this Role?


Aquarate does more than just sell smart cups to the most vulnerable. It's a place to explore the potential for innovation and quality within our aging society. To push the boundaries of what healthcare can be. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Aquarate, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving market. 

Work with Purpose

  • An opportunity to work with purpose to solve a problem that is all around us and affects our most loved ones.


  • We are uniquely placed within an extremely changing and growing market where no one is doing similar work to us.

An Exciting Challenge

  • An opportunity to define and grow the supply and procurement team. 

  • To partner and work with the very best manufacturing and operational teams globally. 

Growth Opportunities

As a startup with a small team, it’s important that the successful candidate is able to adapt to ongoing change within the role, the business and workstreams. A willingness to learn everyday and develop new skills to grow and change with the company. Therefore, we recognise that individuals should have opportunities in personal development to enable these changes and build a long lasting career at Aquarate. These can be driven by you, or Aquarate to add value to the business.

What are the perks of working with Aquarate? 

  • Flexible Working Hours

  • Share Options

  • Monthly Team Days

  • Free personalised water bottle to help you with your hydration

  • £100 contribution on start day for working from home equipment

  • 33 Days Annual Leave (Incl. bank holidays)

  • Workplace Pension

  • Office & Remote working

  • Travel opportunities

How to apply:

Competitive Salary dependent on relevant skill set.

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