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Director - Inventory and Planning

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Director - Inventory and Planning

RecruiterBis Henderson Recruitment
Industry SectorOther
Salary£80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Benefitscar and exec benefits
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted25 September 2017

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Exciting opportunity to join a world leading organisation at a time of significant change and modernisation within their UK supply chain functions. This recognised manufacturer and distributor employs some 20,000 personnel across its divisions in the UK and the Supply Chain Director is leading a programme of significant change across process, culture and technology, and as part of that programme they need a dynamic Director of Supply Chain Inventory and Planning to lead best in class product availability and inventory across their branch network of 600 sites, including Hubs and Distribution Centres, with the remit to grow sales, margin and market share whilst optimising the company's working capital employed.

Candidates will be expected to show their experience in managing large supply chain/inventory teams in an ERP environment with a track record of leading organisational change. S&OP should be part of your skills along with demonstrable experience of S&OP introduction and ERP implementation/upgrading within a sizeable organisation. This role will expect that you will bring high energy, ideas and creativity to the function. This is a highly influential position within the business as a whole so you should have the ability to manage and influence a variety of stakeholders from CEOs, MDs, FDs, Category and Regional Directors as well as Operational staff and Suppliers.

Key areas of focus will be the management of availability of ranged products and working capital through a sizeable branch network, minimising the value of stock write-down and leading the Inventory team to achieve high performance levels. You will contribute to the continual improvement of the supply chain and manage inbound products from global suppliers, negotiating lead times, stock holding and cost effective delivery, storage and handling methods. Demand planning will be controlled effectively and you will work closely with Category, Marketing, Sales & Operations teams, exerting your considerable influence across the product lifecycle.

If you feel that you have the experience to meet the demands of this executive level appointment, please send your cv in the first instance to[email removed] in confidence.

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Recruiter: Bis Henderson Recruitment
Tel: 01604 876 345
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