Head of Supply Chain | Food

West Midlands
£40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
09 Mar 2018
06 Apr 2018
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Are you an experienced Supply Chain Manager within the food sector? Do you enjoy buying, negotiating and ensuring the most efficient supply of food? If so then this could be a great opportunity for you.

About Our Client

Our client is a multinational fast food restaurant chain who are establishing themselves in the UK. They have seen fantastic growth across North America and are rolling out their restaurants here across the pond. This is an exciting time to join an ambitious company who focus on their customers and have a great brand and reputation for quality. Their restaurants serve millions of people each and every day and they are constantly innovating to improve their range of products and offerings. Their brand will soon be a household name across the UK. They are backed by an established business here in the UK as well as their business partners in the US.

About the Role

You will be responsible for leading the Supply Chain team to deliver products that are fit for use, on time - every time, driving costs down to ensure competitive pricing to the customer. You will lead the sourcing strategy and distribution model for the business in the UK to maximise quality of service and availability. You will use your knowledge of distribution and supply chain to identify key areas and sites for the business to realise its ambitious growth plans over the coming years. Your food background will mean that you are used to working within a dynamic and fast paced environment. You will be calm in a crisis and be able to solve supply issues.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in food supply chain roles. They will be able to demonstrate their experience of setting sourcing strategies and effective distribution models to a variety of locations across the UK. You will ideally have experience in the fast food or food to go sector. Your previous experience will include negotiating contracts for supply and distribution. You will be well connected with a variety of suppliers and come with lots of experience to offer the business to aid its rapid growth.

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, as an absolute minimum, you must have a strong background in food supply chain roles. You will have experience in out of home or organising supply to many sites across the nation. You will need to be a team player and have a fantastic can-do attitude. Experience in leading a team is also desirable.


Guide £40k - £60k DOE + package and excellent opportunities.

Application Process

If you meet the minimum requirements for this role please click on apply now. Alternatively to discuss the role in more detail contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or referencing TEM 9811

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