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    Supply Chain Planning

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    Competitive Salary + package

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    Sasha Porter

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    16 days ago

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I am delighted to work with this successful food manufacturing giant to help them find an End-to-End Supply Chain Planning Director. The primary role is to drive revenue & capital efficiency through effective management of the planning team, S&OP process & inventory management. You will fulfil company's ambition to develop & establish a centralised Planning process across Forecasting, Supply Planning to Procurement, Innovation & Strategic Planning to the Supply Chain execution.

You will be an experienced Head of/Director across Supply, Demand & Material Planning, S&OP & Procurement with a proven experience in implementing change, transformation & development whilst leading large teams cross-functionally in a fast-pace blue chip matrix company. You will be ambitious, pragmatic in your approach & a natural problem-solver with exceptional influencing skills & a change agent personality.

The expected results are inventory optimisation, development & implementation of the key metrics of innovation success within company's end-to-end supply chain.

Day to day bits:

  • Lead, transform and continuously improve End-to-End Planning function to a world class standard which will be supported through a robust ERP platform (implementation underway)

  • Develop a roadmap to standardise & mature the S&OP process

  • Set up the new process, propose & implement the new ways of working within new model

  • Lead strategic initiatives that significantly improve Supply Chain visibility such as lead time reduction, production scheduling reviews with factories, integrated forecast management with suppliers etc.

  • Establish best-in-class analytics & standards to monitor, improve & track improvement of Supply Chain function

  • Manage the inventory - balance between service level & cash in line with the business targerts

  • Develop & manage relationships with Executive Team, markets, innovation, marketing, finance and supply functions to ensure business success

  • Coach, develop & lead the Planning team to enhance their full potential

You will bring:

  • Extensive experience as a Head of/Director across End-to-End Supply Chain in Blue-Chip FMCG matrix organisation

  • Proven strong management experience across several supply chain functions

  • Excellent analytical skills - ERP systems implementation experience, transforming, developing, integrating

  • Excellent project management skills - strong hands-on multi-tasker that works extremely well under pressure

  • Strong influencing leadership experience internally & externally in a complex organisation

  • Highly driven, confident, collaborative, ambitious & bold problem-solving 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.