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Materials Team Leader

McCormick UK Limited
Haddenham, Aylesbury
Competitive salary
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Food Manufacturing

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Materials Team Leader
Haddenham – United Kingdom

• Own materials inventory level to guarantee the balance between service level and cash, in line with business yearly targets.
• Provide leadership and oversight to all facets of the Haddenham raw materials, including materials purchasing planning, product life cycle change management, disposals, risk and SLOB management and master data governance.  • Identify and implement improvements to working practices to improve efficiency, performance and reliability in the materials planning processes.
• Responsible for the tactical and strategic factory materials and inventory plans, set targets, manage year on year stock value / inventory turnover improvements to support UK Supply Chain targets.
• Oversee development and coaching of departmental team members. Develop individual goals for direct reports and ensure alignment to functional OGSM's. Follow up and monitor progress of individual goals and adjust as necessary to changes in business priorities and objectives.
• Build bench strength in materials management, using SAP MRP.
• Represent Materials planning on local, regional and global projects, with regard to Commercialization, CCI and engineering changes.
• Develop and maintain strong working relationship with NPD, procurement and supply functions in order to ensure that the monthly planning cycle delivers for the business and has the right level of governance across the end to end process.
• Identify from the long term plan any capacity or supply gap and inventory strategy.
• Manage significant material availability challenges and lead communication to business contacts across impacted customers.
• Collaborate with procurement on business continuity plans for key strategic suppliers or capacity constrained suppliers.
• Develop and own Service Level execution agreement with key strategic supplier to drive cost, cash, service performance.
• Implement Material Supply Management Capability framework including materials strategic master planning.

• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Supply Chain or a related business field.
• Experience of working within a Team-oriented and collaborative environment.
• Ability and experience in working internationally, across multiple business units. 
• Experience of working with SAP and associated business systems.
• Ability to analyze data and develop recommendations and solutions.
• A record of multi-tasking, identifying priorities and 'trouble shooting' as required.
• Excellent communication skills.
• FMCG Experience.
• Project Management.
• Change Management.
• Pragmatic in approach, actively seeking to find a solution in a crisis.
• Actively take on difficult problems, even if outside remit of ‘my job’.
• Creative thinker, actively challenging the status quo.
• Ability to thrive on continual change and come up with new ideas to create business improvements and growth opportunities.
• Ability to energize others with ideas and improvements for change to ensure change happens with speed and agility.
• Will actively seek to understand other points of views and collaboratively build solutions.
• Proactively work with Colleagues to develop solutions to their issues across Teams / functions and countries.
• Uses positive influencing strategies to build commitment to your agenda.

At McCormick, we bring our passion for flavor to work each day. We encourage growth, respect everyone's contributions and do what's right for our business, our people, our communities and our planet.  Join us on our quest to make every meal and moment better.

Founded in Baltimore, MD in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With over 14,000 employees around the world and more than $6 Billion in annual sales., the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures, food service businesses and consumers.

While our global headquarters are in the Baltimore, Maryland, USA area, McCormick operates and serves customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and 135 markets in Asia-Pacific, China, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and the Americas, including North, South and Central America with recognized brands including Schwartz. 

At McCormick, we have over a 100-year legacy based on our “Power of People” principle.  This principle fosters an unusually dedicated workforce requiring a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values.

Agencies: McCormick as needed will work with external recruitment vendors through our Agency Portal. Unless previously contacted, McCormick does not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies.

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavour and one of the most respected and familiar names in the industry.

 Our UK business manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavourful products for retail outlets, food manufacturers, and foodservice businesses. We create flavours for a wide range of applications, such as beverages, snacks, dairy, bakery/confectionary, savoury, performance nutrition, and health.

 McCormick has had a presence in the UK for nearly 40 years. We have three sites across the country–our EMEA headquarters in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and innovation centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (which is on track to become McCormick’s first Net Zero carbon building), and our plant in Littleborough, Greater Manchester.

 Our brands and our products are trusted sources of flavour in millions of kitchens across the country—in homes and in restaurants. Our UK brand portfolio includes Schwartz, Frank’s RedHot, French’s, Cholula, Herdez, and OLD BAY.

Partnerships with farmers and suppliers around the world allow us to provide great-tasting, quality spices with consistency that you can trust. Our herbs and spices come from around 80 different countries.

 At McCormick, we stand together for the future of flavour, and we bring that commitment to work every day in the UK to deliver top-tier growth and quality from our global business.

 As a people-first culture, we encourage development in many ways, respect everyone’s differences and contributions, and do what’s right to develop our employees and to better our world.


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Haddenham Business Park
Pegasus Way
HP17 8LB
United Kingdom

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