Head of Supply Chain

Leigh, Greater Manchester
Highly Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
11 Oct 2018
11 Nov 2018
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The organisation

Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £15.4bn, 133,000 employees and operations in 50 countries across Europe, southern Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia.

Our business is split into five segments: Grocery, Sugar, Agriculture, Ingredients and Retail.

AB World Foods is an entrepreneurial £170m 650 employee business within the Grocery Group. We are now in our 10th year of operation and have ambitious growth plans in the UK and selective international markets – Australia, Nordics, Netherlands, Canada and the USA. We are organised in a way that gives leaders autonomy, accountability and freedom to deliver with the support of a parent Company that invests for the long term.


The Role

We are seeking a transformational supply chain professional to lead our supply planning, logistics and customer service teams. Working together with colleagues in procurement and manufacturing the overall objective is to create value for AB World Foods by optimising service, inventory and cost of goods whilst delivering a challenging change agenda.

The position demands an individual who has both first-hand experience of planning/logistics/customer service and the vision to help create the supply chain of the future for AB World Foods.


The Candidate

You will be a successful and inspirational leader who knows what good looks like and has a track record of delivering excellent fundamentals in a fast changing environment whilst also setting the future direction. You will have a real passion for building high performing collaborative teams and providing leadership to deliver AB World Food’s ambitious international supply chain strategy.

The right individual will be autonomous and also a team player in the collective leadership responsibility to make AB World Foods a great place to work, grow and develop. If you are a pioneer in supply chain, have the drive and passion to work in an innovative, entrepreneurial globally established business then you will feel at home in AB World Foods.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of successful performance in end to end FMCG supply chain, ideally gained in the food arena. You will have motivated, managed and developed teams in a complex supply chain. You will be expert in planning, inventory management, customer order management 3rd party logistics management and experience of S&OP. You will be able to work cross-functionally with ease and impact & influence at board level.


What AB World Foods can offer you?

•    An entrepreneurial, modern and flexible working environment

•    An opportunity to be a real change maker internally within the business and our key suppliers.

•    The opportunity to work and engage with inspirational FMCG leaders

•    A truly ‘people’ focused personal development programme with long-term career progression and development

•    An attractive remuneration and benefits package

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