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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£300 to £400 per day
BenefitsLimited Company
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted07 February 2018

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Our client is looking to establish a new arm of its business to procure and sell consumer products to retailers and consumers. The role as part of this activity to will seek to establish new systems, processes and contracts with suppliers and logistics partners.

Client Details

Our client is a large consumer electronics business who have a strong household presence within the UK. They are based in Central London.


Reporting into the Supply Chain Director, the role is to assist in structuring best practise to establish a new supply chain, and to review the contracts and proposals from vendors. The supply chain contractor shall assist in a wide-range of activities that include Sourcing, Contracts, Manufacturing, Logistics, Demand and Supply Planning and company systems.

A central part of the role will be to work closely with the leadership team to formulate strategic plans for the UK market, and to support a emerging international business. The role requires the ability to analyse, influence and drive the Supply Chain strategies and performance based on facts and industry insight.

Main tasks and responsibilities
  • Reviewing and creating product supply chain plans working to minimise liabilities and working capital.
  • Working to generate accurate forecasts that can be used.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing effective and efficient strategic plans for complex Supply Chains using experience and data analysis.
  • Review Suppliers proposals and contracts.
  • Review retail plans and forecasts.
  • Build robust supply chain models that exceed customer expectation.
  • Protect revenues by proactive returns management.


  • Experience in Consumer Supply Chains
  • Strong total business understanding, from costs, margin erosion and defending profit.

  • Highly intelligent, numerate and analytical skills
  • Self-starting and motivated with a strong sense of purpose.
  • Excellent relationship management skills, strong influencing skills and negotiation skills
  • Able to establish and lead wider cross disciplinary teams, set clear direction and provide enthusiastic inspirational leadership to all groups impacted by this role
  • Knowledge of wider relevant business practices (e.g. Marketing briefing process, manufacturing processes etc.) and best practice techniques in the consumer electronic Supply Chain, specifically UK retailers
  • Knowledge and experience of quality management and its application within contracts and supply chain processes.
  • Experience of reverse supply chain processes from consumers and retail.
  • Deliver system design insight for all aspects forward and reverse supply chains, including integration into sales and accounting functions.
  • Ability to deliver long term strategies and processes to achieve success working with multi-functional teams
  • Financial acumen – responsibility for Multi £million-pound capital and revenue programmes

Job Offer

£300-400p/d via Ltd or Umbrella, 3 month contract

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