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Retail Supply Chain Manager

Blue Spark
South East England
Day Rate / Pro Rata Salary
Closing date
6 Aug 2021

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Logistics, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

The Company

This forward thinking, innovative and exciting brand create nutritious premium products across a range of food categories. They have a super urgent 3-month fixed term contract for a Retail Supply Chain Manager to join the Logistics team and work directly with their key Retail customers. They would consider day rate or pro-rata salary.

The Role

In this fast-paced and exciting role, you’ll be reporting into the Logistics Manager, and you’ll be responsible for the short-term forecasting and demand planning process to ensure alignment with major retail customers’ forecasts. You will build strong relationships with key customers’ supply chain teams and own the S&OP process to ensure great on-shelf availability and reduce waste.

You will guarantee best-in-class customer collaboration and ensure a brilliant customer service function to our retailers where customers feel confident in the ability to deal with issues and shorts coming up. You’ll also be the key point of contact for all order related queries from all customers.

The Person

We are looking for a driven and experienced Retail Supply Chain Manager who has gained strong demand planning experience within a fast paced FMCG environment, ideally manufacturing and selling products to the top 4 grocers. Previous experience working for a food brand would be advantageous.

We need a real foodie, who can develop collaborative relationships with suppliers and UK retailers. You’ll need a flexible approach where you can adapt quickly to new challenges and embrace the energy within an entrepreneurial, pacey business.

You’ll also need to have stunning project management skills, and be highly analytical with the ability to interpret data and find the gaps to achieve success. In addition, you will be able to use your varied experience and skills to strategically influence the business, challenging existing practices, creating tools/process improvements and providing solutions to deliver outstanding results.

Interested in finding out more? Apply now or call Kimia on 0345 2600 737 for a confidential chat or email us at,

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Although we do our utmost to respond to all applicants, there are times when this is just not possible due to sheer volume so if you have not heard from us within 5 working days then we are sorry to say your application for this role has not been successful.

Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection

• Advertised Search

• Executive Search

• Database Search

• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34 - 36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
RH16 3AL
United Kingdom
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