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Supply Chain Manager - 15 months Contract

Dairygold Food Ingredients Ltd
Crewe, Cheshire
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Are you our missing ingredient?

Working across 2 UK sites, with a 550+ metric ton of factory production capability, effective forecasting, planning and scheduling are paramount at DFI UK.  With c. 300 SKUs across 11 production lines, ensuring the right product is available and produced to meet customer expectations is essential. 

A temporary opportunity has arisen for an experienced Supply Chain Manager to optimise, harmonise and drive our end to end Supply Chain activity. Reporting into the Head of Operations UK and Europe, your team will be responsible for all replenishment, planning and transport activities to deliver daily and weekly production plans achieving 100% customer order fulfilment.

Key Duties will include:

  • Central communication hub for all planning and material replenishment issues
  • Lead raw material and planning meetings to effectively communicate plans, priorities and risks
  • Review and advise on transport and haulage performance and strategies
  • Decide on extra transport costs to balance budget and customer demand
  • Develop stock usage cover data for timely replenishment without excessive holding
  • Coordinate the team to supply and stock all onsite and offsite stock holding to fulfil order planning
  • Forecast future capacity and labour demands; identify shortfalls based on budget growth
  • Continually review and challenge forecast v actual accuracy; champion forecast demand meetings
  • Optimise all planning, forecasting and scheduling to be accurate and timely through Oracle Analyse and report on planning performance / accuracy for OTIF to schedule and specification
  • Work cross functionally to rationalise the product offering and allow production efficiency gains
  • Lead key business projects and act as a central participant in Integrated Business Planning activity
  • Manage performance of the Supply Chain team through objectives, training and development

Who are we looking for?

  • significant Supply Chain Management experience within FMCG food planning and forecasting experience from a high volume supply chain environment
  • Knowledge of procurement, supplier relationships and negotiation adept at utilising CI tools and techniques to analyse, assess and improve performance
  • Experience of IBP and / or leading and facilitating S&OP meetings will be required
  • Highly analytical and numerate with excellent attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel skills and extensive ERP system experience proficient at developing robust analytics and KPI reporting systems
  • customer-focused approach & excellent interpersonal skills able to build relationships and balance cross-business demands.

The position offers an attractive basic salary and contributory pension scheme.  If you are a results orientated, efficient individual with excellent system and people skills who is interested in joining a market leading, KPI focused, quality driven, business then look no further.  To find out more visit and to apply send your details, including current package, to

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