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    Supply Chain Planning

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  • Salary:

    £65000 - £75000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sasha Porter

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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I'm excited to partner with this fast-growing consumer goods/electronics company based in London, who is on a lookout for a Senior Manager/Head of in Supply Planning. This role will manage their factories & suppliers based in Far East, you'll also lead an established team of supply planners & focus on improving product availability, lead-time management, NPD & continuous improvement of projects across supply, as well as partake in S&OP process.

You will have excellent people management skills with proven track record in managing a team, as well as have very strong stakeholder management skills, be able to influence at all levels & have a process-driven attitude. You will also have a great experience managing supply base in Far East with a very straight-forward & hands-on approach. Might be of interest? Read on!

Day to day bits:

  • Manage all the supplier communication in Far East & development of the relationship, reducing lead-times & improving their performance

  • Work very closely with all departments including Demand Planning, Procurement, NPD team, Operations, Sales & Supply Chain Operations Director

  • Responsible for inventory management & purchase order placement to factories for regular renewals of product, NPD launches parts, packaging & more

  • Support & manage supply side requirement within S&OP process

  • Working closely with their ERP system whilst delivering& improving supply planning performance

  • Managing, coaching & training supply planning team, as well as ownership of supply team's KPIs on stock availability, lead times, PO control, supplier delivery & more

You will bring:

  • Solid experience managing suppliers & 3rd party manufacturing in Far East

  • 3-5 years + people management experience

  • 3-5 years + experience in Supply Planning on Senior level, preferably experience in Demand Planning too

  • Strong & confident proven stakeholder management skills internally & externally is a MUST

  • Strong analytical skills, great ERP systems' knowledge & its implementation

  • Very hands-on, confident leader with problem solving skills & process-driven attitude, not afraid of a challenge & won't crumble under pressure

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.