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Head of Supply & Production Planning

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  • Location:

    West London

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain Planning

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £75000 per annum + + bonus

  • Contact:

    Sasha Porter

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

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I'm extremely excited to partner with this fast-growing & ever-expanding drink SME business that

have created a new role to support their stream supply chain as a Head of Production for EU & UK. It is an extremely important role for the business reporting straight to their Global Production Director after splitting their supply chain between production and planning.

You'll be managing their outsourced manufacturing & suppliers, bringing new ones on-board, building relationships whilst managing, coaching and developing a team - helping them grow, expand & bring new products on board.

You will be an extremely driven, up and coming experienced Production Planning Manager with a collaborative & ambitious nature to help the business flourish!

Day to day bits:

  • Owning & managing relationship with 3rd party production (co-packers)

  • Managing & developing capacity planning, finished goods & material requirements planning for their packaging

  • Managing an overall team of 8 (direct & indirect reports)

  • Being first point of contact in manging & bringing new suppliers on-board

  • Ensuring the production at timely manner whilst producing cost savings

  • Improving, assessing & implementing internal processes to support company's growth

  • Supporting a planning system implementation

You will bring:

  • 5 years + similar supply chain role at a fast-paced Drink FMCG

  • Tender/supplier & 3rd party management experience

  • Strong people management experience in supply chain

  • A strong & structured influencer with a detailed, focused & hands-on approach

  • Bachelor's Degree as a minimum qualification

If this sounds like you, please apply as soon as possible with an updated CV on!

Please note you need to have full right to work in the UK to apply for this role. We aim to reply to everyone who gets in touch, but volumes are high so if you do not hear from us within a week, your application has probably been unsuccessful.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.