Head of Supply Chain Planning

Head of Supply Chain Planning

  • Location

    East Midlands

  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits: + Full Benefits

  • Contact:

    Tony Williams

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8954

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Head of Supply Chain Planning
£60,000 - £65,000 + Full Benefits Package
Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough, Burton Upon Trent, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, East Midlands
FMCG Manufacturer

A global blue chip FMCG manufacturer is seeking a Head of Supply Chain Planning lead the Planning Teams and drive improvements within the group.

Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing and developing the planning team through a coaching style, continually optimising the supply chain planning function and maintaining effective supplier/customer relationships both internally and externally.

Head of Supply Chain Planning Responsibilities:
• Achieve and maintain Customer Service levels
• Working within the finished goods inventory policy to ensure stock holding is in line with working capital targets and physical constraints whilst reducing the risk of obsolescence and subsequent write-off.
• Using the stock policy and demand plan, produce a 52 week Master production schedule and a 3 week production plan.
• Ensure customer requirements are communicated adequately within the business, undertaking investigations into issues and generating corrective actions and long term fixes as required.
• Ensure the correct KPIs, 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 to improve line efficiency by reducing non-value adding line activities
• Generate MRP and manage the ordering of materials and packaging, using dotted line oversight of the site scheduling teams to drive best practice
• Leading the planning stream of the Sales & Operations Planning process and fully supporting the Head of S&OP in the creation of the monthly S&OP review
• Ensuring the continual administration needs, data integrity checking and set-up auditing of all relevant IT systems in line with changing business needs. Systems include MRP and Advanced Planning
• Ensure the Stock availability within the warehouse network is adequate to achieve required service levels

You will ideally be in a similar role within the FMCG Food or Drink manufacturing environment, possess strong leadership skills and have previous experience in driving change, designing and implementing KPI’s and SLA’s. Previous SAP experience is essential.

Application via CV submission only.


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