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Supply Chain Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
LocationsEast Midlands, Northamptonshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted17 May 2018

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The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for the short term performance and medium term strategic evolution and improvement of the customer, order management, logistics, warehouse and operational demand planning and materials call off aspects of the supply chain.

Client Details

My client is a leading FMCG organisation based in Northamptonshire.


  • Work closely with all other operational functions to achieve effective and efficient deployment of all resources on site, including operations, engineering, technical, quality, H&S and HR functions.

  • Build strong working relationships with the commercial, financial and marketing teams to ensure effective demand vs supply models are delivered which deliver world class customer service levels.

  • Engage with key customer representatives on all aspects of supply chain performance, representing the brand in a highly professional and partner based approach with customers to deliver optimised value to the business.

  • Work with shift managers and warehouse team leaders to assess, define and implement a 3 year rolling strategic improvement plan for the warehouse operations based on the principle of efficient product deliver, next generation equipment implementation proposals, outstanding and highly capable people with great skills and insight in warehouse operations, and implement world class warehouse operations process and systems to ensure lowest cost per unit and world class service levels to our customers.

  • Actively participate and lead all key sales and operations planning forums and process – importantly the monthly S&OP forum should be developed, implemented and refined. This includes the active collation of all volume forecasts from the commercial team and convert into meaningful management based capacity data which allows informed decision making.

  • Lead the customer service team to ensure optimised and seemless delivery of product to our customers in the most cost efficient and effective way possible in all our chosen market sectors.

  • Work collaboratively with our international supply chain colleagues to ensure great service and engagement with our international customers.

  • Optimise 3PL provider solutions to ensure a cost effective world class delivery performance.

  • Develop and own a set of agreed and actively used end to end capacity models through our value chain understanding key pinch points and develop plans with key stakeholders to remove and improve.

  • Identify, implement and improve a set of defined KPIs for the supply chain team with a set of defined improvement plans to make ongoing improvements in the way we operate.


  • Previous supply chain management roles

  • Warehouse management and systems knowledge

  • Customer supply chain management involvement

  • Experienced with managing customer interactions and communication on SC related issues

  • Good knowledge of demand planning tools and techniques

  • Familiar with business forecasting tools and disciplines

  • Involvement in SOP forums

  • Educated to degree standard of equivalent is desirable – but not essential

  • Formal qualification in supply chain management

  • Health and Safety qualification desirable – not essential.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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