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Head of Contract Manufacturing

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  • Sector:

    Manufacturing and Engineering

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  • Contact:

    Caroline Crotty

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0) 20 3627 2420

  • Published:

    3 days ago

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​I am happy to be working with a global FMCG business who are looking to hire the Head of Contract Manufacturing for their European region. This role is the key interface between the business and the 3rd party manufacturing partners, ensuring not only successful supply of existing projects but also looking to external partners to support the businesses innovation journey.

To ensure the most successful relationships in this area we are looking for someone who understands manufacturing from an operational perspective so the ideal candidate would be:

  • Someone with manufacturing leadership experience- site based leadership ideally from FMCG or a co-manufacturer

  • Coming from a technical background but having a strong commercial mindset, understanding the measures required to manage these contracts

  • Having an understanding of the supplier network in either food or FMCG would be ideal

  • A continuous improvement mindset- always open to new suppliers, new ways of working and opportunities to enhance the existing agreements

  • Strong team leader with excellent communication skills in both English and German as a minimum

If you are a site based leader who is looking for a move in to a corporate position or you are already managing contract manufacturing relationships and looking for a new challenge this could be a great next step for you.

We can only consider people who currently have existing right to work in the EU for this opportunity, sponsorship is not possible.

To find out more please apply directly.

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