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    Supply Chain Planning

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    £55000 - £60000 per annum + 7%

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    Sasha Porter

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  • Published:

    10 days ago

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I am excited to be working with a thriving global cosmetics brand who are looking for a Supply Planning 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 a supply planning manager with excellent leadership skills & stakeholder management experience - sounds like you? Read on!


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

  • Own relationships with 3rd party manufacturers, ensuring supply & production is consistently accurate and efficient

  • Sign off on supply plans and liaise directly with 3rd party manufacturers

  • 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 3rd party manufacturers


To step into this role, I am looking for…

  • 5+ years' experience in a supply chain planning role in skincare/cosmetics desirable (OR FMCG)

  • 2 years minimum of people management experience

  • Experience in NPD, inventory, PO & supplier/factory management

  • 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

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.