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Head of Supply Chain

Drayton Partners
Midlands - commutable from Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry
c£80,000 + benefits
Closing date
17 Sep 2021

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Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Company Description

This is a unique opportunity to work for a highly ambitious and fast paced business - truly one of the most exciting food businesses in the UK today. They have a great reputation for their positive working environment and progressive, forward thinking attitude. 

Role Description

Reporting to the Supply Chain Director the Head of Supply Chain is a senior leadership role and has a wide range of responsibilities including:

  • Creating a customer-focussed team, responsible for delivering product on time and in full.
  • Liaising with internal and external contacts to ensure there is strong communication and understanding of the business targets and objectives and finding solutions to deliver these.
  • Supporting the business on daily, weekly and long-term action planning to ensure there is a tactical and strategic direction that serves today as well as tomorrow.
  • Identifying improved ways of working and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Leading a team of people.  Setting clear objectives and reviewing performance against these on an ongoing basis.
  • Supporting the business in developing robust growth plans and building action plans that will deliver these targets.

Person Description

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, someone who has experience of designing and delivering new ways of working and has the gravitas to operate in a senior role within a dynamic business. They will be confident, assertive, a team player and someone with excellent numerical and verbal skills. Extensive experience in FMCG is essential. The business is able to offer a great working environment and longer term career opportunities. 


Drayton Partners provides bespoke senior management recruitment solutions to the Food and Drink, Consumer Goods and Retail sectors. The combination of our industry experience and powerful network ensures that we are able to reach further. We recruit across a number of disciplines within operations, commercial and central functions, primarily at senior manager, director and executive level. We build long-term relationships based upon our open communication style and the commitment we show to both clients and candidates.

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