Head of Supply Chain
FMCG or retail senior planner looking to take the next step in their career
Long term career growth opportunities
About Our Client
My client is one of the largest globally in their field & has continued to exceed its customers' expectations globally & within the UK for almost 40 years. They are seeking a senior planner from an FMCG or retail background who is looking to take the next step into a Head of Supply Chain role.
This Head of Supply Chain will report directly into the MD of the UK & Ireland operation and will be a key member of the leadership team, concentrating on colleague development via internal coaching & external training.
Key responsibilities will include;
- Accountability for the Operations Function that oversees forecasting, bringing stock into the UK, the conduit between Customer Development (Sales) & Operations, order management & getting stock out to the customer in full & on time.
- Leading & managing a team of c. 5 with the overriding objective of maximising sales, minimising stock, controlling cash flow & developing the team & individuals within.
- Supervising or directing workloads of self & other colleagues.
- Experience in building relationships with & managing performance of the 3PL & freight forwarders (inbound & outbound)
The Successful Applicant
They are seeking a candidate who is passionate and enthusiastic, has a positive and proactive approach to work. They will also need to;
- Demonstration of proactively structuring projects, influencing & organising stakeholders to support the projects is essential.
- Some knowledge of order management & overseeing bookings, outbound & relationships with Distribution Centres would be highly valued
- Supplying the Major UK retailers
- Experience of industry demand and forecasting systems would be advantageous.
- Interaction with other functions, especially Sales regarding forecasting accuracy
- SAP would be an advantage or equivalent acceptable
- Advanced Microsoft Office (inc Pivots & vlookup's in Excel)
- Some understanding of people development & how to build team motivation
- Degree level education
What's on Offer
On offer is;
- Global FMCG group
- Fast track your career
- Training & development
- Competitive salary package & benefits
- Senior leadership member