Head of Supply Chain Planning

£60K to £70k + benefits & hybrid work flexibility

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.