Role details

European Supply Chain Manager

Buckinghamshire   •   £45,000 - £55,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Rapidly expanding FMCG business require a Supply Chain manager
  • Supply chain and Supplier Relationship management is key!

About Our Client

Our client is a rapidly growing FMCG business who have benefited from their expansion across Europe.

Job Description

The Role

  • Collate and analyse data to aid strategy formulation and decision-making
  • Identify through investigation and communication significant improvement opportunities, suggesting ways in which to release these opportunities and delivering against them
  • Set and monitor KPI's and when necessary put in place corrective action plans ensuring performance improves
  • Conduct regular distributor reviews ensuring a momentum is maintained on the resultant actions
  • Create and deliver a category strategy for for product distribution
  • Proactively challenge and support the distributors in identifying and delivering improvements themselves
  • Identify risks in the current supply chain, and put in place solutions to eliminate or mitigate these risks
  • Create an environment with the distributors where both parties are working for competitive advantage and are working in strategic partnership
  • Protect the internal stakeholders by ensuring medium and long term strategies are in place to secure supply
  • Build a deep understanding of cost structures, and work with the Distributors to secure an open-book approach to cost management
  • Establish contracts with the Distributors ensuring the best possible terms for internal customers, and clear and unambiguous documentation is in place and agreed by all parties
  • Manage annual scorecard reviews, and work collaboratively with the Distributors to improve their status
  • Support the Purchasing Manager and Development Manager on sourcing projects, bringing distribution insight, and supporting the movement of new and changing products through the supply chain
  • Manage, coach and develop the Supply Chain Coordinator

The Successful Applicant

The Candidate

  • Supply Chain experience
  • Supplier Relationship Management experience
  • Exposure or knowledge of purchasing
  • Graduate or graduate caliber
  • A very strong commercial and numerical aptitude
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to decipher complex information
  • Strong supplier performance management experience
  • Significant customer / stakeholder management experience
  • Extensive Supply Chain / Distribution experience and expertise
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and presentation skills

What's on Offer

£45,000 - £55,000 plus package

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