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Procurement & Supply Chain Lead - Global FMCG

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    Procurement, Supply Chain Planning

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Shiva Davoodi

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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I've partnered with a popular confectionary/ snacking brand to recruit a leadership role on their team, responsible for procurement and supply chain operations.

The Procurement lead will be tasked with driving production and purchasing to meet demand and be an integral part of planning the demand with key stakeholders, leading a team of 3 demand planners and fulfillment specialists across the group. With a product portfolio worth over £40m at retail including two award-winning household names, the company support best-in-class manufacturers across a global scale.

As they prepare to embark on further growth, including new product launches and expansion into new territories, this is the perfect time to lead the time into their busiest period!


The Procurement & Supply Chain Lead role profile:

  • Management of the 3rd party manufacturers and logistics teams across 3 main production sites, 2 fulfilment centers overs 100 SKUs and 250 raw materials.

  • Analysis of sales and inventory data across the product and customer portfolio to create the draft production plan using demand planning tools.

  • Lead the Supply Chain function in the management in the management of inventory and availability profile and run the production system. Monitor the production plan and work with production, fulfilment sites and key stakeholders.

  • Seasonal Campaigns: lead strategic campaigns across key events including Easter & Christmas.

  • Procurement: own purchasing of all raw materials and ensure the inventory is well managed. Partner with new and existing suppliers on new quotes, order pricing, lead time, MOQs, availability etc.

Procurement & Supply Chain Lead requirements:

  • Strong background in an FMCG supply environment, with exposure to 3rd party manufacturing essential

  • Experience within confectionary extremely beneficial

  • Demonstrated track record of using demand planning tools and expert use of excel (including use of correct functions and techniques, pivot tables & charts, HLOOKUP, VLOOKUP, SUMIFS, INDEX, MATCH)

This is a great opportunity for a professional with experience in both procurement and supply chain to progress to a leadership position. You will have full autonomy for your team from day one with strong progression plans in place to head up the entire department in the future.

For more information, or to apply, please send a copy of your most recent CV to

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