Supply Chain Manager

Downpatrick, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Up to £70,000 per annum
24 May 2019
24 Jun 2019
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Company

Finnebrogue looks at what’s wrong with food to figure out how to make it the best it can be, without being bound by the way it has always been done. Having earned a reputation as the country’s leading top-tier sausage maker, we launched revolutionary bacon and ham made without nitrites, opened a state of the art vegetarian factory and always place innovation at the heart of what we do.

We are currently searching for a Supply Chain Manager to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced supply chain professional to develop their career in one of the fastest growing food manufacturers in the UK.


  • Competitive salary
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Retail Discount Cards
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Discounted Staff Sales
  • Length of Service Additional Holiday Allowance
  • Private Healthcare

Job Purpose

The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for leading the Supply Chain function within Finnebrogue. The responsibilities will include, the application of all Safe working practices, driving all Supply Chain projects and programs to ensure the department is providing the best solution to the business at an optimal cost. The role includes incoming and outgoing logistics, on site stock management, external/off site stock management and storage and engineering stock/stores.

The Person


  • Educated to third level, and qualification in Logistics or Supply Chain management
  • 3 – 5 years previous experience in a Supply Chain related management position, including health and hygiene products, food and beverage, consumer-end pharmaceutical production, or other consumer-end specialty chemical production.
  • People Management Experience.
  • Excellent project and programme management skills in Supply Chain
  • An excellent understanding and appreciation of an ‘end to end’ supply chain
  • Proven ‘Safety First’ approach
  • Experience of TPM manufacturing environments would be an advantage
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • Previous experience within a food manufacturing environment
  • Health and Safety qualification
  • CIPS Qualification
  • Experience of TPM manufacturing environments would be an advantage

The Job

  • Provide a dynamic environment and structure in which employees can work safely and effectively.
  • Manage all logistics operational functions including inventory control, warehousing, transportation, logistics planning, with additional oversight for order processing.
  • Implementation of departmental metrics and reporting
  • Integration with the Purchasing Team to select and manage suppliers, order profiles and acceptable stocks levels.
  • Reducing floor space related to the storage of material whilst not affecting uptime, this will include raw material and WIP
  • Operator Pick Rates & performance management through management team
  • Ensure logistics cover and timely resolution of concerns for a flexible manufacturing organisation
  • Manage the storage and distribution of all Christmas Production (including strategic frozen storage and up-tempering)
  • Assume responsibility for both short and long-term planning of the production areas, holding the relevant department accountable for achievement to plan
  • Packaging loop, ensuring through control methods that there is a sufficient provision
  • Cross functional working
  • Headcount & succession planning

We are an equal opportunities employer.