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SmithCarey Recruitment
North Wales
Competitive salary, bonus & benefits
Closing date
12 Dec 2020

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Supply Chain & Logistics
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Competitive salary, bonus & benefits

The company
Our client is a successful division of a major FMCG company operating across a number of diverse categories. The company specialises in Natural, Free From, Fairtrade and Organic food and drink distributed through major multiples, health food shops and independent retailers. The culture is supportive, inclusive and fast paced. They are looking for a Supply Planning Manager to join their team in North Wales and lead the production capacity / raw materials process. The successful candidate will also be instrumental in leading the S & Op agenda with key stakeholders across the business.

The role
The primary objective of this role is to own the supply chain planning process, delivering production plan efficiency, through robust forecasting, optimum stock management and superior communication channels. You will ensure a consistent level of optimum inventory to manage customer fluctuations while managing working capital. You will continually seek ways to improve the planning and purchasing processes, by optimising operations and continually revisiting the master data, to achieve agreed key performance indicator targets.
You will ensure stock issues are identified and resolutions proposed and actioned. You will devise a best-in-class team structure, and recruit and coach your team to high performance levels. This is a broad and varied role and presents a real opportunity to be at the centre of this growing business.

About you
The successful candidate will ideally have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of supply planning gained in an FMCG organisation. You will be well versed in interpreting data from different sources and translating this into a production plan that ensures customer availability is protected but best value from production assets is achieved. You’ll be a strong communicator, with good influencing skills and a willingness to work cross functionally. 
You possess strong planning and organising capabilities. A strong team leader, you are flexible and able to adapt to change at short notice, in line with the demands of the business.
The factory is based in North Wales however there is some home working flexibility so candidates from the North West England can also apply.
How to apply
If you are keen to develop a long-term career in supply planning management and believe you have the relevant skills and experience then please click 'apply', and forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
Alternatively send your CV together with details of your current salary package to Maria Murphy, Recruitment Director, at quoting reference number MM/2161.

Closing Date for applications:   12th December 2020


As specialists in Sales & Marketing Recruitment and Training, SmithCarey Ltd have extensive knowledge and experience of the FMCG market and all trade channels from the recruitment and corporate perspective, which together with face-to-face contact ensures that we understand both our clients and candidates needs. We are fully committed to building long-term client and candidate relationships based on trust and results, which ensures candidates can effectively manage their ‘career road map’ and get the right job, not just any job, as well as ensuring our clients select the best talent.

We are passionate and committed to helping ambitious, commercial talent achieve their potential in some of food and drink’s most progressive and respected companies.

Our services at SmithCarey embrace retained recruitment consultancy, interim management and training, with our FMCG clients ranging from major bluechips to medium and small companies across food, drink and non-food, branded and own label.

Spanning both the corporate and the recruitment viewpoint, our Consultants have an outstanding track record of knowledge and experience in the FMCG market – specifically Sales & Marketing, including; National Account Management, Category Management, Customer Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Field Sales, International Sales Management and Brand Marketing.

We take our relationship with you, the candidate - and you, the client - very seriously. What you can expect from us is honest advice and real assistance at an individual level. We understand your concerns, we can get on your wavelength, and we can produce the results you want – be it a major career move to steer you in the right direction with your future ‘career road map’ or simply some welcome guidance and support.

The SmithCarey team are passionate in their belief that companies who want to attract top talent need to invest and take a more proactive approach, even before vacancies arise, by creating an employer branding talent attraction strategy. We have invested heavily in both resource and new technology to embrace the LinkedIn/Facebook generation, through social networking tools and other media.

Everything we do is done with passion, professionalism and integrity. We operate with strict confidentiality and never send out CVs without prior consent, recommend candidates without thorough screening or market false positions to attract response.

Our message to people who have the drive and energy to be a success is to come and talk to us. We can help by advising you what’s out there, provide support with your ‘career roadmap’ for how you might progress, together with advice on how to make it happen and, who knows, we might have the perfect position for you right now!

Take a look at our current opportunities; then email with a covering letter, stating your current remuneration package and a copy of your CV to one of our Consultants.

For Recruitment:

Mark Smith - - mobile 07747 847214

Maria Murphy – – mobile 07745 184922

For Training:

Paul Carey - – mobile 07786 745165

Or for any other general enquiries call 01488 649360 or email: or visit our website

We look forward to helping you manage your future ‘career road map’ and assisting you in building a successful Sales or Marketing career in the exciting world of FMCG.

Find Us
01488 649 360
Penfold Barn
East Garston
RG17 7HD
United Kingdom
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