Supply Chain Manager

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Taunton, Somerset | Ref: BBBH24948

£50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits

Supply Chain Manager

£50,000 - £60,000 + Excellent Benefits


Role Profile

A key leadership role driving best practice, customer service & supply chain cost management in the UK Business unit. Acting as figure head for all Supply Chain operations in the UK. A key member of the group Supply Chain team developing overall group strategies.

Driving the guiding principles of - Synergy, Marketing & Innovation, One Face to the Customer.

Change Responsibilities include:

  • Support the transformation team involved in future operational change programme for 2019
  • Define risk assessment and continency actions to minimise OTIF impact during transition to 3PL
  • Work with other functions to minimise the impact of change on OTIF
  • Communicate to other functions transitional plans and activities
  • Maintain OTIF during possible dual running phase of stock transfer
  • Coordinate inbound stock activities with outsource project and 3PL
  • Liaise with distribution partners on changes during transitional phase

Operational Responsibilities include:

  • Responsibilty for UK sales forecast : Interaction with Sales Director, Sales Management and Product Management functions to build sales forecast to drive efficient stock managment and industry leading OTIF
  • Build strong direct customer contacts with key customer supply chain functions to enhance Customer value offered by the business unit and support forecast improvements
  • Report key KPI's, UK projects updates, forecast accuracy, Group supply chain projects and customer interactions to UK Business unit
  • Member of UK senior management team participating in future strategic business modelling
  • Implementing Best practice supply chain models in line with UK and Group strategies
  • Full budgetary responsibility of total UK SC operations
  • Management of stock holding in line with defined financial and space targets
  • Cross functional relationship mangement : Product Team, Sales, Finance

Skills & Experience

  • Strong influencing skills at senior level in UK and Group
  • Strategic thinking
  • Leadership skills - providing clear guidance and vision of the future direction
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Customer centric : understanding the role the supply chain plays in the customer experience and how it can be improved
  • Enthusiasm & personal drive to deliver objectives
  • Innovative thinking : learning from best practice and modern supply chain operations
  • Strong and clear communicator
  • People development and value adding feedback
  • Building & Leading cross functional teams to drive to a common goal
  • Experience of building positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external
  • Educated to Degree Level
  • Formal Supply Chain/Logistics qualification desirable

Client Information

Leading UK FMCG manufacturing organisation based in Someset


£50,000 - £60,000 + Excellent Benefits

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