VP of Global Operations

South East England Permanent £130,000 - £150,000 per year
  • VP of Global Operations for an International Consumer Manufacturer
  • Board level role in PE backed business

About Our Client

Established in the UK over 30 years ago, my client has grown into the one of the top consumer products suppliers, selling to retailers globally.

They take the brands and trends that consumers are engaging with and bring them to life through product. Their products let consumers express themselves and interact with the brands and trends they love - connecting fans and fulfilling people's innate desires for self-expression. Innovating products with the biggest brands in entertainment they pride themselves in making great quality products that people want and will use every day.

The Head Office is based in South East England, the company offer a flexible working pattern; this role will require candidates to be in the office on a weekly basis plus regular international travel.

Job Description

VP of Global Operations

  • Be a key contributor and focal point for operations within the Executive team attending Executive team meetings, updating and advising the business accordingly. Approaching business challenges from a macro level and resolving issues with commercial acumen and strategic insight.
  • Manage the financial aspects of supply chain operations which includes P+L responsibility and quarterly and annual budgeting process.
  • Be responsible for Validity of pricing / To bring contract negotiation with suppliers to the fore in order to optimise costs.
  • Evaluate and integrate acquired businesses into the supply chain operations.
  • Ensure all supplier contracts are to a sufficient compliancy, properly executed and having considered all cost variables.
  • Develop and meet inventory goals, seeking to optimise cash-flow and stock holding, taking into account product lead-times and inventory turn rates.
  • Development of a global logistics distribution infrastructure that supports their customer base and delivers against their requirements in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Review, analyse & provide suggestions to help reduce supply chain costs and improve margins and on-time delivery of goods while maintaining acceptable quality.
  • Taking a strategic lead in conjunction with the Far East in developing and executing the sourcing strategy for the company.

The Successful Applicant

The VP of Global Operations will demonstrate the following skills:

  • Experience of the production and end to end supply chain of a consumer goods brand.
  • Project management skills, experience of critical path management and tools incorporating multiple stakeholders and departments internally and externally.
  • Ability to navigate global contracts and Negotiation management.
  • Experience of previous business integration.
  • Strong understanding of consumer products in a large organisation.
  • Proven expertise in restructuring and developing teams to meet changing business conditions.
  • Commercial acumen, analytical and logical thinking with ability to cope with pace, driving for improvement with a KPI based approach and an appropriate level of assertiveness.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development.
  • Has a clear understanding of global operations and has a commercial understanding of the challenges facing retail over the next 2 years with a strategic view as to how to work around those challenges.
  • Knowledge and experience of sourcing in the Far East.
  • This role is based in the South East England with regular international travel required

What's on Offer

Competitive basic salary

Performance bonus

Employee Share Scheme

Louise Shepherd
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Phone number
+44 11 6282 1560

Job summary

Job function
Engineering & Manufacturing
General Management
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
South East England
Contract type
Consultant name
Louise Shepherd
Consultant phone
+44 11 6282 1560
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