Planning and Supply Chain Director

28 Jun 2019
26 Jul 2019
Jason Kilbride
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

We are recruiting on behalf of a dynamic and growing food business for a Planning and Supply Chain Director to sit within their senior management team. This is an exciting opportunity for a hands on senior supply chain and planning professional to be key contributor to its growth and success.

You will be tasked with leading the global demand and supply planning functions to deliver product in the right place at the right time in the most efficient way. Key priorities will be building a financially focused S&OP process able to drive business decision making, with clearly communicated risks and opportunities, reduction of product lead times and determination of 'best fit' forecasting methodology for each stage of business maturity.

Managing a team of 4-8 people you will have ownership in the delivery of the planning function across all UK entities, with specific regard to the logistical planning, supply, storage and delivery of raw materials and finished goods to customers. From the outside you will define and integrate the strategy, of course in conjunction with the business goals.
Alongside operations you will ensure the smooth operation of the production facility by ensuring the efficient flow of raw materials from suppliers, through to storage and delivery to the factory. Ensuring the efficient flow of packaging and efficient scheduling of the production facility. As with all of these roles systems are key so experience with ERP systems is important.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of success working with fast moving products in the food sector. You must be able to demonstrate a hands on approach, we aren't just looking for a strategist here it is important you roll up your sleeves and are heavily involved in the day to day. Experience in production planning, demand and forecast scheduling and logistics is key. As this role will involve global supply it is expected you will have dealt with international supply and be able to build successful commercial relationships throughout all external areas.

In return our client is offering an industry leading salary and package with opportunities to develop.

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