Head of Supply Chain

Full Time Permanent

Head of Supply Chain – FOOD or FMCG


Head of Supply Chain £70k-80k plus package DoE

Supply Chain job titles tend to cover three main disciplines and in this instance the Head of Supply Chain will manage planning and logistics – not purchasing. The initial remit of this role is to drive improvements and to enable the warehouse to run efficiently through back to basic techniques. In this leadership role on the SLT you will need a clear vision, engaging communication, confidence and drive to take the team with you on the change management process!

This is a fast paced environment so a background in FMCG or food manufacturing is ideal to understand the issues on this complex site with diverse customers.

The Head of Supply Chain role includes:

Member of the site's Senior Management Team
Effective management of Sales & Operational Planning for the site
Driving improvements through a change management process in the initial months
Fully integrate the supply chain strategy and processes
Regular input into the Group supply chain strategy
Ensure structured and detailed demand and production planning procedures are in place and continually monitored
Leading all logistics issues from good in through to warehouse, packing and distribution
Effective KPI measurement and management
Ensure full conformance to Safety, Health and Environment
Continually review and improve standards across all processes

What's in your supply chain background? For this Head of Supply Chain role must have:

Food or FMCG background in complex manufacturing
Strong background in planning and logistics – inbound and outbound supply chain
Proven achievements in delivering improvements in similar environments
Strong leadership and management experience – we need to hear your examples that truly show you can engage and enthuse those around you
The development and growth of teams with proven examples in upskilling and development.
Decisive and impactful – able to work at speed making those decisions on the facts
Solid experience of inbound and outbound supply chain processes in FMCG manufacturing environments
Highly numerate

The Head of Supply Chain needs energy and drive to make a difference. A lot has been done but there is certainly more to be delivered. Every day will be different, the pace is fluid and if you are happy to be both involved and setting the strategy this is the ideal role.

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