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  • Sector:

    Supply Chain Planning

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  • Salary:

    £46000 - £55000 per annum + 7%

  • Contact:

    Oliver Williams

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Pod are pleased to be working with a thriving global cosmetics brand who are looking for a Supply Planning & Procurement Manager to join their team based in Central London.

In this role you will be the key point of contact for all UK contract manufacturers and lead the supply/production planning and inventory management function, managing two direct reports.

This is an amazing opportunity to play a lead strategic part in the growth of a super progressive and innovative cosmetics business. You must be an advanced planner, but no direct management experience is required, so if this feels like your next step, let me know!


As the Supply Planning & Procurement Manager, you will….

  • Own relationships with third party manufacturers, ensuring supply and production is consistently accurate and efficient

  • Sign off on supply plans and liaise directly with 3PMs

  • Have responsibility for inventory management, ensuring safety stocks for 200 finished goods SKUs and minimising obsolete or excess for both finished goods and packaging components

  • Manage 2 Supply Planners in their day to day planning activities

  • Liaise closely with R&D, NPD, and marketing teams to ensure packaging suppliers and contract manufacturers are adhering to product changes and project timings

  • Develop company procurement strategy with regards to sourcing best prices for packaging and 3PMs


To step into this role, I am looking for…

  • 5+ years' experience in a supply chain planning role in skincare/cosmetics, or FMCG

  • Broad awareness of supply planning and procurement within a skincare business or growing brand

  • Strong knowledge and experience in ERP planning tools, ideally Oracle

  • A skilled negotiator and influencer, comfortable managing lots of internal and external relationships

  • A high level of numerical and analytical skills

Could this be your next role? Please apply or let me know on

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.