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Head of S&OP

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing, Non-Grocery, Retail
Salary£60,000 to £70,000 per annum
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesCustomer Service, Demand Planning Jobs, Warehousing Jobs
Date Posted01 November 2018

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The role holder has overall responsibility for ensuring Demand and Supply Plans are in balance for over 500 UK & International SKUs manufactured across 5 internal factory (as well as 3rd party manufacturers / co packers) to meet Customer Service OTIF a £130m Sales Budget.

Client Details

My client is a major food manufacturer producing a number of well-known brands within the UK and Europe.


  • Critically evaluate the potency of our existing IBP Systems, Processes and Organisation to meet the needs of our business. IBP must be well aligned with Change Management (CMP) and Financial Forecasting / Budgeting processes.
  • Design and implement an improved, "fit for purpose", IBP Solution for the future ensuring our business can growth to become a more aligned, agile, reliable and proactive supplier.
  • Develop accurate, consistent and visible IBP Management Reporting & Analysis of Sales History, Consensus Demand Forecast Accuracy, Manufacturing Capacity & Capability, Inventory & Working Capital, Customer Service Delivery, Stock Write off and Provision.
  • Provide unbiased, proactive leadership in order to build the skills, capability and motivation of all colleagues directly involved in IBP as well as collaborating with Customers and Suppliers to improve the effectiveness of our extended Supply Chain and share best practice.
  • Make a positive contribution to the ongoing development and delivery of our business through open challenge, effective collaboration and excellent execution.
  • Vulcan Work Stream leader for Sales and Operations Planning


  • An experienced leader who has achieved success in multi-site FMCG environments which are fast paced, demanding and dynamic.
  • Acts impartially and leads by example, commands respect among colleagues and support the development and capability of highly effective teams.
  • Working knowledge of Supply Chain Planning Software Applications that have been integrated with Enterprise Resource Planning.
  • Highly numerate with demonstrated proficiency in statistical analysis strong business acumen and focus, demonstrating awareness of cost and profit performance levers.
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills. Able to positively influence internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to work as part of a highly committed and close knit management team, developing and implementing transformational change, whilst delivering the annual business plan.

Job Offer

This is a brilliant opportunity to take owenrship over S&OP within a fantastic business and liase with senior stake holders, internally and externally.

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