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Head of Supply Chain

Employer
The People Co.
Location
Newry, Mourne & Down
Salary
Up to £75k
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Overview:

As the Head of Supply Chain our client, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth and efficient flow of goods from suppliers to customers within our client’s food manufacturing operations. You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the supply chain, including procurement, logistics, inventory management, and distribution. Your strategic leadership will be crucial in driving continuous improvement initiatives, optimizing costs, and maintaining high standards of quality and customer service.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and implement supply chain strategies to meet business objectives and support company growth plans.
  • Lead procurement activities, including supplier selection, negotiation, and contract management, to ensure cost-effective sourcing of raw materials and packaging components.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, quality assurance, and finance, to forecast demand and develop production plans that align with sales forecasts and inventory targets.
  • Optimise inventory levels across multiple warehouses and production facilities to minimize stockouts and excess inventory while maximizing inventory turns.
  • Implement robust logistics and distribution processes to ensure timely delivery of products to customers while minimizing transportation costs.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance supply chain efficiency, reduce lead times, and streamline processes.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) related to supply chain performance, such as on-time delivery, inventory accuracy, and supplier performance, and take corrective actions as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards related to food safety, quality, and environmental sustainability.
  • Develop and mentor the supply chain team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous learning.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, market dynamics, and emerging technologies to identify opportunities for innovation and competitive advantage.

 

Required Skills and Competencies

 

  • Graduate level with 15 years extensive experience of managing supply chain functions in a complex FMCG business.
  • Directing and influencing the mission, vision, and values through supporting performance metrics, coaching, and mentoring the supply chain team.
  • Previous people management skills incorporating a range of business activities.
  • Strong numeric and verbal reasoning skills / IT literate.
  • Good attention to detail and excellent communicator.
  • Ability to make challenging decisions and to take a calm and measured approach in a pressurised environment.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Previous experience of MRP / WMS / ERP / Integrated Commercial Forecasting systems.
  • Operational FMCG procurement and experience of forecasting for manufacturing experience
  • Proven experience of creating strong vendor / 3rd party warehousing & logistics relationship management systems.

 

Company

CPA Recruitment rebrands as The People Co.

CPA Recruitment has rebranded as The People Co., putting people directly at the heart of its brand.

Established in 1987, The People Co. is an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

Spanning the UK, Europe and North America, the business works with start-ups through to established multinationals, from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level.

The People Co.’s focus, structure, client base, People and locations remain the same as before.

people co

Our Story

Resourcing solutions. Sounds a bit impersonal, doesn't it? That's just not how we role; at The People Co., we're all about people!

Can we help our clients fill their job vacancies? Absolutely.

Can we help our job candidates find the right job? You bet we can.

We’re an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

From our offices in the UK and North America, we work locally and globally with clients from start-ups to established multinationals. And with candidates from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level. All of this is underpinned by our 36 years’ heritage in providing a flexible, bespoke service.

Areas our People cover

From beginning to end, we cover roles across the whole food and consumer goods supply chain. Our team of People - dedicated sector specialists - really know their onions and many have experience of working in the industry themselves.

As well as covering mature areas of the market, we ensure we’re on top of emerging areas, so we can support clients as best we can.

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 8203 1000
Location
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
Watford
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD24 7AE
GB

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