Head of Supply Chain

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Bedfordshire | Ref: BBBH16115

£55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

Head of Supply Chain
£55,000 - £75,000
Role Profile:
As the Head of Supply Chain, you will be responsible for the end to end Supply Chain for our client, a rapidly growing retailer that is looking to double its turnover in the next few years.
You will lead the Import Process; delivering continuous improvement whilst improving service levels across the business.
Reporting to the Managing Director, you must be influential in gaining support across the business, from your team to the Board, to enable the Supply Chain team to support the overall business strategy.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Full understanding, with support and delivery, of end to end Supply Chain objectives
  • Liaising and communicating with over 100 vendors throughout China, India and Europe
  • Set the direction of how the full Supply Chain will evolve, putting in place a programme of measurable continuous improvement initiatives
  • To create, maintain and communicate the Supply Chain strategy in order to meet the ongoing needs of the business
  • To lead the continuous improvement activity, ensure effective project delivery, and continue reducing lead times
  • Ensure clear planning, execution and communication to make sure that medium and long term Supply Chain projects are delivered and integrated smoothly into the day and day operation
  • To identify cost improvement opportunities across all Supply Chain functions and implement them through budgeting and forecasting
  • To develop an effective cross network and play a key role in wider business projects outside of the supply chain

Skills & Experience

  • FMCG or Retail experience is an absolute necessity
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Must have experience of importing from the Far East
  • Previous experience managing a 3PL
  • Strong change management skills
  • Strong presentation and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to motivate, influence and manage others to deliver change
  • Tenacious and challenging
  • Ability to maintain an objective approach when faced with competing priorities
  • Understanding of how changes in one business area impact other areas
  • Proactive, 'can do' attitude
  • Ability to work as part of a cross functional team, with previous management experience
  • Ability to understand and maximise the benefits of supply chain systems

Client information
Our client is a fast-growing retailer, looking for someone with a strong FMCG or retail background, with proven Supply Chain Management experience, and a 'hands-on' personality.
£55,000 - £75,000 DOE
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