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Supply Chain Director

Supply Chain Director required to join a technology manufacturing company in Suffolk / West Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds on a hybrid basis. Permanent role paying £75K - £100K P/A + Benefits

The Supply Chain Director is a newly created role that joins a market-leading, global manufacturing, organisation that is rapidly growing due to increased sales volumes and acquisitions.

Reporting to the overseas-based VP of Operations the Director will be responsible for the success of the End to End Supply Chain encompassing; Procurement, Logistics, Distribution, Demand Planning, Forecasting, Inventory Management, and Manufacturing.

As a key member of the leadership team, you will play a highly visible and active role in the success of the business by continually optimising supply chain performance to drive revenue growth, maximise profits, minimise costs and meet or exceed customer expectations.

In addition, you will lead and develop the global supply chain culture and structure to ensure long-term career progression and succession are maximised to support planned headcount growth.


Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Manage the End to End supply chain with teams in Europe the America’s and Far East
  • Responsible for Manufacturing, Demand Planning, Purchasing, Logistics, Distribution and Inventory
  • Coach, lead and support the Demand, Production, Procurement and Logistics Managers
  • Partner closely with the CFO to maximise profitability, minimise costs, increase cash flow etc.
  • Develop the procurement strategy to deliver cost improvements and increase supply continuity
  • Collaborate with 3Pls to drive performance and reduce logistics, distribution, freight and duty costs
  • Develop, lead and drive the SIOP / S&OP / IBP process
  • Improve Forecasting accuracy to best in class at aggregate and SKU level
  • Identify continuous supply chain improvements
  • Develop value stream mapping and assess lead times, identify ways to add value
  • Lead and manage multi-disciplined project teams through to delivery
  • Build and develop the business culture to foster internal career progression and succession planning
  • Integrate acquisitions into the group, merge operations and align differing cultures into the group
  • The confidence, success and self-belief to walk into a totally new role, identity how to make an impact and then deliver short, medium and long term success


Who we are looking for:

  • Suitable applicants will possess a global end-to-end supply chain skillset with a demonstrable history of leading and developing teams.
  • Expert Supply Chain knowledge of: SIOP, Demand Planning, Purchasing, Logistics, Production, Manufacturing and Inventory Management.  
  • Commercially minded your CV will demonstrate your success at reducing costs, improving customer service levels and OTIF performance
  • Strategically aware you will align the needs of the supply chain to drive the organisations success
  • A successful self-starter who is comfortable working within teams and in a highly autonomous manner
  • Proven track record of leading and developing teams of staff both domestically and globally
  • Able to develop the teams and broader businesses culture
  • Existing responsibility for multiple sites, either domestically or on a global basis
  • Applicants from Technology, IT hardware, White Goods, Consumer Electronics sectors are of high appeal
  • Existing ERP, SAP, and Sales Force usage is advantageous
  • Educated to MBA / degree level and /or an Industry-specific qualification: APICs, CIPs etc.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and remain in the UK, due to the high volume of UK based job seekers, overseas applicants will not be shortlisted


What is on offer?

Salary in the region of £75K - £100K, Bonus, Car, Medical Insurance, Pension

Defined Hybrid / flexible work policy:


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

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