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Supply Chain Manager, Gloucestershire

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£55000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
2 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Planning, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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This business has the number one product in their market. But they don't have the best supply chain functionality - they want you to change that.

Spending time listening to the changes this business has been through was fascinating. Change has been thrown at us all whether we wanted it or not and we are now seeing how well businesses are coping with that.

In this case, they were honest in that they didn't anticipate the strength and speed of the recovery of their sector. However, they are now making up for lost time and a key part of their plan is putting Supply Chain at the front and centre of their business.

You will report into the Head of Manufacturing UK and rather than being the wagging tail of commercial or production, the desire is to have this role making production responsible for their output and commercial responsible for their input, with the full support of the business.

This is why this role will likely progress to a Head of Supply Chain position in the not-too-distant future.

So, if you've ever felt the frustrations of knowing you could improve a Supply Chain function this is a great opportunity to make your mark - "how can we make this better?", "how can we extract more?", "what if we use it this way"?

You will take full responsibility across the production planning and materials team (seven in total) who are fully on-board with new ways of working, they are all skilled in their work and are looking for you to offer the guidance they need.

The business is open to a range of product categories (all food/non-food FMCG) with the key criteria being;
  • How can a better OTIF support their world beating product
  • Get supply chain as a visible and a leading function within the business
  • Improve customer service levels to help the new SLT chart their growth plans

  • Please apply with your CV today.

    REF. DAC896184


    Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

    During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

    If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

    We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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