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Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer required to join a successful and growing Nottingham based organisation who are expanding and investing within their Procurement & Supply Chain operation.

Permanent role: Hybrid, home & office (Nottingham) based, typically on a 2/3 split. Salary in the region of £31 - £37K with benefits.

The Senior Buyer joins a market-leading organisation who are rapidly expanding and facing increased supply chain complexity. Based within the procurement function the team identify and maximise business success by collaborating with key suppliers.

Responsible for a key product category the Senior Buyers will maximise product availability and quality, lead new product introductions and developments, maintain and improve supplier performance whilst negotiating competitive terms from a global supply base.

Overall you will closely collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to maximise profit, minimise costs, build win-win relationships with key suppliers and ensure your area of category spend is performing to the highest level.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage key category purchases with a global supply base
  • Proactively deliver cost reductions and margin improvements through negotiating with existing suppliers  and identification of new / alternative supply partners
  • Negotiate pricing, rebates, supplier contracts, supply chain KPIs etc
  • Management of NPI and NPD ensuring the highest levels of quality assurance and product availability
  • Optimise MOQ’s, MOV’s, EOQ’s taking into account lead times and demand forecasts
  • Category Risk Management, analyse and identify risk throughout the supply chain, implement contingency plans to minimise / eliminate potential pitfalls
  • Continually identifying new suppliers, products and trends to remain at the forefront of industry innovation

Who we are looking for:

  • Extensive buying, purchasing, procurement etc. success gained during your career to date
  • Proven track record of sourcing from a global, European, Far East etc. supply base
  • Demonstrable history of Category Management
  • Understanding of how purchasing impacts the broader business, able to work with internal and external stakeholders to maximise category performance and minimise risk
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills are essential
  • Able to balance differing business objectives and identify suitable purchasing strategies to suit the success of the boarder organisation
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Applicants working towards CIPS or those already CIPS / MCIPS qualified are of high appeal
  • You must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite basis. Applicants requiring sponsorship or relocation assistance cannot be considered, due to the high volume of UK based jobseekers

What is on offer?

Salary from £31 to £37K P/A

Pension, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Hybrid Work offering a 3 /2 split

The chance to join a financially stable, growing organisation offering great career prospects

 

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Unfortunately, due to the high levels of response we receive, we are often unable to personally respond to every application.

Logistics Planner

Logistics Network Planner required to join our client a FMCG business in the East Midlands Derby/ Nottingham area. Permanent role paying circa £22,500 to £27,000p/a + bonus, pension and more

The Logistics Network Analyst joins the Logistics Function of a multi-site, UK based, manufacturer and is responsible for maximising stock availability and customer service at the lowest possible cost

The Network Planner builds stock plans to share with Transport and Warehouse to maximise efficient usage of warehouses whilst meeting customer SLA’s and KPI’s within agreed stock levels

Logistics performance and success is maximised by managing stock holding and optimising the movement of stock & inventory across multiple plants and Warehouses. You will analyse warehouse capacity in all manufacturing sites, issuing daily shunt plans to warehouse / transport teams that maximise vehicle fill rates

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensuring stock & Inventory flows around the Manufacturing network, adhering to lead times, transport legs and warehouse capacities.
  • Carry out effective warehouse network capacity planning issuing plans to warehouse and transport.
  • Analyse the safety times by material & plant and maintain the Network Planning master data.
  • Translate Demand forecasts and production plans into daily shunt plans,
  • Lead transport meetings to ensure best use of warehouse space & vehicles.
  • Manage changes to SKUs in the planning process.
  • Manage the balance and movement of customer despatch points in a cost effective and productive manner.
  • Investigate all availability shortages, implementing corrective actions.
  • Active management of stock to minimise the risk of obsolescence.

Who we are looking for:

  • Existing usage of warehouse planning systems
  • Stong understanding of how to identify Logistics constraints and optimisie Distribution plans
  • Inventory and Stock Management
  • Knowledge and experience of SAP is advantageous
  • Possess strong Excel skills
  • Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance
  • Career success to date gained in FMCG / Food / Drink / Cosmetics manufacturing companies, or within a Head office 3PL role that services the FMCG sectors
  • This is a multi-site, highly complex operation, applicants from single site environments are not suitable
  • Educated to degree level or hold an Industry specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs. CILT
  • Recent Supply Chain / Logistics Graduates are welcome to apply who are able to work on the Graduate Visa Program.
  • Currently residing in the UK and eligible to work and remain with no need for sponsorship
  • Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

What is on offer:

Salary: £22,500 to £27,000, Bonus, Life Insurance, Pension + Excellent Long Career Prospects

Demand Planning Manager

Demand Planning Manager required to join an FMCG business in the East Midlands Derby/ Nottingham area. Permanent role paying circa £37 - £44K P/A + benefits and offers hybrid, home / office flexibility

 

The Demand Planning Manager leads a team of Demand Planners to help generate collaborative sales and operations (S&OP) forecasts by compiling comprehensive demand plans taking into capacity and inventory plans

The primary responsibility is ensuring that forecast accuracy is driven and optimized. Demand plans will factor in customer, seasonal and promotional activity, identify capacity constraints and develop subsequent supply chain solutions that support S&OP & financial forecasts.

Ultimately, you will help increase order fulfilment, customer service rating and financial performance by minimising costs and maximising product availability at the lowest cost to serve.

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Leadership, development and management of a team of Demand Planners and Forecasters
  • Management of Demand Planning and Forecasting processes
  • Continually optimising all Supply Chain Planning processes
  • Demand data to be reviewed in S&OP meetings to establish the company’s forecasts.
  • Responsible for driving forecast accuracy, performance and capability
  • Develop collaborative relationships with key customers, understand help to deliver best in class service levels
  • Work with supply chain colleagues to ensure balance between demand and supply plans
  • Manage the team, living the ‘Big 4’ leadership styles & the values. Develop the team through a coaching style

 

Who we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will possess strong Demand Planning career success

Your technical mastery of Demand Planning and Forecasting is complimented with a demonstrable history of leading and developing supply chain teams

Expert Supply Chain Planning Knowledge of: S&OP, Demand Planning, Forecasting

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance

Applicants from FMCG Food / Drink / Cosmetics companies are of high appeal. Similar high volume, low value, fast moving, promotionally driven sector experience may be considered suitable

Ideally be educated to degree level or hold an Industry specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs.

Existing SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess strong Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer:

Salary in the region of £37K to £44K

Bonus, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy: Typically 3 days In the office / 2 days remote / Home based

 

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of: race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Due to high volumes of applications unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to everyone.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Head of Supply Chain Planning

Head of Supply Chain Manufacturing Planning required to join an FMCG business in the East Midlands Nottingham/ Derby area. Permanent role paying circa £60 - £70K P/A + benefits and offers hybrid, home / office flexibility

The Head of Supply Chain Planning drives customer service levels and achieves lowest cost of manufacture through leadership of Supply Chain Planning including: Materials, MRP, Production Planning and Manufacturing customer support

As a key Supply Chain key stakeholder, you will play a highly visible and active role in the success of the business by continually optimising supply chain planning and maintaining effective relationships, internally and externally with customers and suppliers

 

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensure finished goods stock holding is aligned with:  working capital targets whilst reducing obsolescence and write-off
  • Align Demand and Supply Planning Forecasts with order book sales, stock and inventory levels and materials lead times to maximise OTIF performance at the lowest possible costs to serve
  • Produce annual master production schedules  and short term production plans
  • Compile MRP Plans and manage ordering of raw materials and packaging
  • Ensuring that Co-Pack customer requirements are communicated and captured
  • Ensuring training and procedures are in place for the efficient and effective running of the Supply Chain Planning team
  • Continual analysis of production scheduling rules to minimise waste and improve efficiency
  • Ensuring full department compliance with agreed S&OP processes, practices and communication flows
  • Planning stream lead within the S&OP / IBP process, supporting the monthly S&OP review
  • Training and development of staff to optimise the Supply Chain Planning departments performance
  • Ensure stock availability within the warehouse network achieves service levels
  • Responsible for MRP planning for multiple sites
  • Manage New Product Innovations to ensure customers launches run to schedule
  • Implement and Manage Inventory Working Capital projects to drive for improvements in Operating Cash Flow targets

 

Who we are looking for:

Suitable applicants will possess a mix of end-to-end supply chain planning career success with a demonstrable history of leading and developing teams

Expert Supply Chain knowledge of: S&OP, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Production Planning, MRP, MPS, Materials Management and Customer Services

Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance

Proven track record of leading and developing teams of staff

Existing responsibility for multiple sites, either domestically or on a global basis

Applicants from FMCG Food / Drink / Cosmetics companies are of high appeal. Similar high volume, low value, fast moving, promotionally driven sector experience may be considered suitable

Ideally be educated to degree level or hold an Industry specific qualification such as APICs, CIPs etc.

Existing SAP systems usage is advantageous

Possess strong Excel skills

Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on a permanent basis

Due to the high volume of suitable UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted

 

What is on offer:

Salary in the region of £60 - £70K, some scope to go higher for candidates that meet or exceed all criteria

Bonus, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy: Typically 3 days In the office / 2 days remote / Home based

 

Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of: race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Due to high volumes of applications unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to everyone.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

Demand Planner

Demand Planner to be based in SW London, salary from £30K to £40K.

A Demand Planner is required to join a rapidly growing business to help them implement and develop supply chain forecasting to support their increasing sales volumes

Manufacturing and supplying a range of unique products to major high street retail customers the company are now expanding into new global markets

With further significant sales growth expected in the coming years this offers the successful applicant the chance to use their existing Demand Planning experience to make a significant impact on the success of the overall organisation

You will work with sales forecasts and colleagues in the commercial functions to analyse order book and planned sales, consider trends / seasonality, ensure supply is aligned and that stock and inventory levels satisfy demand

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

Use supply chain, sales, marketing and financial data to make informed demand planning decisions.

Analyse past sales, forecasted and order book sales, seasonality and trends to build and develop a robust supply chain planning process

Work with the procurement team to ensure all finished goods and stock are purchased in a timely manner

Stock allocation from Global warehouses

Work with the Warehouse manager to provide labour plans based on outbound sales and inbound deliveries

Collaborate with sales and marketing to capture future trends and promotions in a timely manner and ensure the business is able to demand and identify solutions to eliminate stock outs and lost revenue

 

About you:

Suitable applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment of recent Demand Planning experience

In addition to your demand planning excellence, you will also have strong knowledge of the end to end supply chain including: Stock, inventory, forecasting and supply planning

Proven track record of working with warehouses to have up to the minute stock level visibility, improve stock turns, reduce capital tied up in inventory, provide longer term forecasts and intelligence to enable better decision making and reduce complexity

Your supply chain career success to date will ideally have been within a FMCG, Retail or similar fast moving, high volume industry sector

Excellent Excel usage: Able to run Macro’s Pivot Table and Look-Ups etc

The confidence and maturity to build, develop and implement Demand Planning processes and procedures that meet the needs of the end to end business

Strong numerical skills, able to work with large amounts of data and turn into easy to understand, insightful reports

Ideally, you will have previously worked as a demand planner in a large manufacturing / retail organisation and have subsequently worked in a smaller, more autonomous environment

Able to work in a high growth business and meet the demands of month on month sales increases. What is implemented today could soon be outgrown; as such you will be confident working in an evolving business

A UK based job seekers who is able to work and remain in the UK without the need for sponsorship. Overseas applicants or those who need Visa assistance are not suitable due to the amount of relevant locally based job seekers

 

What is on offer:

Salary from £30 to £40K

Office based role in SW London

Chance to join a rapidly growing business

Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Performance Manager required to join a Leicester based FMCG Company. Package £45K to £56K per annum

Joining a Leicester based FMCG company the Supply Chain Performance Manager sits within the centralised purchasing function and works in a cross functional manner to implement and develop companywide supply chain processes and procedures

Procurement is well established internally and is transforming from a tactical to strategic function. To support this and speed up cost saving potential the business need to increase supply chain sophistication to eliminate: Stock outs, overstock, waste, supply issues, shortages, improve logistics flows etc

To achieve this the jobholder will be required to travel to multiple locations including Head office, factories, manufacturing sites and suppliers. This role offers a hybrid work policy, it’s expected that travel will be needed circa 3 days per week

Your approach will be collaborative & team orientated, you will be able to provide evidence of the success that you deliver based on your career success to date

Key to success will be your ability to build strong relationships across multiple sites and functional areas with credibility - building strong relationships with the supply base and customers will also be essential

You will be comfortable working within a complex, fast moving FMCG business and be able to view the big picture. This will be combined with an eye for detail, when dealing with more administrative elements of the day to day workload

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

Identify supply risks and threats, build contingency plans to meet rapidly changing customer demands and minimise supply risk

Support the procurement function and broader business by making informed, market leading supply chain management decisions across the business to become a key supply partner to major retailers.

Negotiate better terms and contracts with the existing supplier base

Develop standardised processes and procedures that support the manufacturing and supply chain functions in terms of quality, quantity and output whilst minimising costs and complexity

Work with stakeholders at all levels from the Board of Directors to production lines.

Help to develop and improve ethical and responsible sourcing to align environmental, price and quality factors into a best practice supply chain model

Partner with suppliers to build collaborative and integrated joint strategies and processes

 

About you:

Existing UK FMCG sector experience combined with supply chain knowledge is essential.

Possess excellent end to end supply chain knowledge: Demand Planning, Logistics, Purchasing, B2B Customer Services etc.

Proven track record of participating in and leading supply chain projects that develop functions from reactive / tactical to strategically minded

Able to lead change by inspiring colleagues at all levels with your similar career success gained in a complex FMCG organisation

Confident working in a highly autonomous manner, you must be able to drive and deliver change in partnership with colleagues, suppliers and factories.

Comfortable managing all elements of the supply chain: From analysis, identification and implementation of new processes and procedures up to leading and driving incremental change and major projects

Your CV will demonstrate your ability to reduce costs, increase OTIF, minimise stock values whilst optimising product availability.

Car owner / Driver: It is essential that candidates can travel with ease to a variety of locations on a regular basis, occasionally at short notice

Due to the high volume of suitable locally based UK jobseekers, applicants who do not reside in the UK will not be considered, nor will those requiring sponsorship

 

What’s on offer

£45K to £56K per annum

Pension & Additional Benefits

Hybrid work location, typically 3 days onsite.

Langley Search & Interim is a specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and logistics field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, buyer, senior buyer, ingredients Procurement, contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

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