Head of Supply Chain

Oldham Permanent £65,000 - £70,000
  • Join a stable and growing SME with a strong order book
  • An opportunity to help shape a team to support future growth

About Our Client

My client is a well respected brand that has demonstrated growth and stability (even across 2020). Over the last 4 years they have acquired and integrated several businesses to secure the supply chain and support growth. The business have recently finished a strategic review to map out how the organisation will continue on its current growth curve.

Job Description

As the Head of Supply Chain you will:

  • Review the supply chain function, which will include the org chart, job functions, systems, and processes.
  • After a period of observation and BAU, start to implement changes supporting the development of the team and providing transparency on activity, and operational trends
  • Evaluate team capability and create a succession plan for key roles
  • Try to reduce transactional activity by maximising systems in place, this will include a demand / forecasting bolt-on
  • Map out the global movement of product, implementing solution to mitigate cost through customs warehousing, product routes etc.
  • Manage and review logistics partners / carriers for UK and international operations. This may need to be bench-marked and new partners introduced to the business
  • Optimise inventory levels with the support of sales / key accounts
  • Contribute to the leadership team, helping shape the business, and achieving growth expectations

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Already be a Head of Supply Chain in a fast moving, manufacturing / distribution business.
  • Have a strong operational track record on managing and improving supply planning, stock level management, and forecast accuracy for a far east based supply chain
  • Be able to clearly demonstrate building a sustainable team, and developing future managers within the structure
  • Demonstrate an analytical skill set, and a strong affinity with business systems (ERP, MRP, forecasting tools....
  • Have worked in high sku, consumer products based environments (Homeware or Textiles would be highly beneficial)

What's on Offer

circa £65,000 + package (potential flexibility based on suitability)

Jonathan Weller
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+44 161 829 0388

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Jonathan Weller
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+44 161 829 0388
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