Head of Supply Chain - Chilled Food
Location: London based head office
To £80,000 + benefits
Our client is a €3 billion European-based global food business in search of a Supply Chain custodian to represent the UK subsidiary at the Leadership table. The remit is simple; reporting to the MD you will lead the supply and procurement agenda for existing and new pan European chilled food brands, manufactured by 3rd party overseas suppliers.
You will head up a team who continually identify emerging efficiencies that address the category needs to ensure the supply chain constantly meets demand and best practice. You will direct, promote and drive capacity enhancing projects based on forecasted growth, working with the Commercial team to streamline SKU portfolio. Your priority is reducing complexity, improving cost, Customer Service & inventory. This will include validation of data, analysis and capture of key risks/ops across the chilled portfolio as part of the S&OP process.
The role requires a strong and authoritative voice with local and Group Commercial, Marketing, Finance colleagues. You’ll be a key influence, providing critical input to Make or Buy decisions
We are looking for a results-driven, ambitious yet experienced Supply Chain Manager who will stop at nothing to be a success. Someone who craves autonomy and freedom to act in delivering day-to-day SC fundamentals, putting big brands at customers and consumers easy reach. Your passion for excellence in supply/demand, entrepreneurial spirit and sheer determination to succeed will be as important as your understanding of classical SC principles.
To qualify you must have Supply Chain know-how in a comparable role, preferably from chilled, fresh food environments. You’ll be a natural planner and enjoy managing complex projects through others. Microsoft, SAP literacy, Excel/analytical ability is a must and you’ll enjoy leading by example with positivity yet hold people to account.
Looking for real ownership and empowerment? This is the role you’ve been waiting for as your step up to the Leadership Team.