Head of Supply Chain

Location: Access to central London
To £90,000 + package

Only three years post UK national launch, our client is a true start-up FMCG business with significant financial backing, and already in the running for an IPO flotation in 2022.   

In the business of OTC consumer wellness categories this private enterprise, led by an impressive Board of Directors, is in ‘the race to the top’ as a highly topical new product concept for consumers that is set to transform the world quite literally.

With the combination of newly created, two listed brands, and a 15 strong organisation now in place, the opportunity in this growing £600m transformational category all have one thing in common – genuine credibility. 

We need a qualified expert as a Head of Supply Chain to lead a hybrid supply chain model. This will encompass Board advisory on existing projects as well as all-important execution of day-to-day supply optimisation into the UK grocery, health & beauty retail and pureplay online trade channels.

Hands-on, highly operational, the agility to deal with the ever-changing commercial landscape, as well as knowing your subject matter like no other, you will be no stranger to making an impact and contribution at pace.

At the helm of a small team, you will continually identify emerging efficiencies that address the shifting, newly regulated 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. Your priority is reducing complexity of an outsourced US/UK Joint venture model. This will include validation of current processes, detailed analysis, and articulated capture of key risks/ops across the current portfolio to future-proof S&OP in the likely event of shifting supply to UK providers in the near term.

The role requires a strong and authoritative voice with Regulatory, Commercial, Marketing, Finance colleagues. You will be a key influence, providing critical input to management decision-making.

We are looking for a results-driven, experienced Supply Chain Professional who will stop at nothing to deliver success. Someone who enjoys autonomy and freedom to act in delivering SC fundamentals. Your passion for excellence in supply/demand, entrepreneurial spirit will be as important as your expertise of classical SC principles.

To qualify, you must have Supply Chain know-how. You’ll be a natural planner and enjoy managing complexity. Excel/analytical ability is a must, and you’ll lead by example with positivity yet hold people to account.

Email response@simmance.co.uk with your CV and interest. 


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