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Head of Supply Chain

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  • Location:

    East London

  • Sector:

    Supply Chain Planning

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sasha Porter

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  • Published:

    7 days ago

  • Expiry date:


I am delighted to partner up with a very fast-paced ever-expanding health-conscious SME business that is looking for a senior supply chain leader with FMCG background in Food & Pharma. They have seen massive growth over past few years and need a hands-on ambitious Head of Supply Chain to improve and develop current operations and take them to a whole new level.

It is an end-to-end role that is there to support supply & demand planning, forecasting management and have an excellent material resource planning system knowledge. You will be a driven and strategic supply chain leader who has managed a team before and comes with a hard-working and driven attitude.

Day to day bits:

  • Managing supply & demand planning, in charge of forecasting management and production

  • Support their current system and implement forecasting & supply tools through it

  • Managing, mentoring & coaching a team, as well as achieving KPI's and improving them where needed

  • Reducing wastage and inefficiency whilst using their system

  • Warehouse and contract manufacturers management

  • Collaborating with customer and improving/developing existing relationships

We are looking for:

  • Minimum 5 years management experience at Manager/Head of level (team of 4-6 people)

  • Strong inventory control, forecasting management & demand planning experience

  • FMCG background - Food and Pharma is desirable

  • Come from £50M - £300M business' turnover

  • Customer centric and enjoy engaging with customers - retailer collaboration

  • Someone who builds great relationships internally, has strong influencing skills and can work with key stakeholders both internally and externally

  • High proficiency in SAP

  • Confident problem-solver, quick thinker who is not afraid of a challenge and to roll up their sleeves

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.

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