Head of Supply Chain
HEAD OF SUPPLY CHAIN
The company is an established independent food business serving a fast-moving and demanding market sector. Its expertise is in food development and customer service – food manufacturing is outsourced to established food manufacturers in the UK and abroad. The market which it serves is a high-volume but quality-sensitive business with some larger, well-known players. Our client operates in an expanding niche of speciality food products and has grown through its food quality, service reliability and excellent customer relationships.
As part of the company’s exciting growth, there is a need for a senior and experienced supply chain manager to ensure that the supply chain runs at optimal efficiency and effectiveness, and that new suppliers are added to the existing, close partnerships in the UK and internationally. The supplier network covers a number of companies and locations and efficient coordination is a key challenge for the team. Direct reports are an operations role managing procurement, inventory control and product delivery, and a supplier development lead responsible for supplier relationships. The function also has responsibility for product costing and for more general procurement for the business.
You will be team and relationship orientated, with a deep and thorough understanding of how the end-to-end supply chain operates, with:
- significant supply chain experience, including some time in the food sector
- experience of managing a supply chain function or team
- a customer-orientated and commercial outlook
- a results-orientated but collaborative style.
The company is located south of the M25.
Please apply with a full CV and information on your current salary package to firstname.lastname@example.org