Supply Chain Manager

Posted 9 March by Oliver James associates

Supply Planning Manager - Competitive - London - FMCG

A unique FMCG company is looking for driven, dynamic and personable Supply Chain Manager for one of their growing offices in London. This is an all-encompassing role managing the end-to-end Supply Chain; primarily involving demand planning, supply planning, 3PL management and interfacing with the European arm of the supply chain. The successful individual will manage a team of 5 customer centric supply chain professionals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the end-to-end supply chain from planning and purchasing through to OTIF delivery and in the UK
  • Leading and managing the supply chain team
  • Demand planning and forecasting for the main UK Retailers
  • Increase OTIF levels and optimise inventory across the network
  • Helping to set strategic direction for distribution across the UK and delivering business plan
  • Interfacing with the manufacturing, 3PL and Warehouses based in Germany
  • Setting the best practice in supply chain in the region
  • Continuous improvement regarding systems and potential systems implementation
  • Delivering financial P&L and inventory results in line with company objectives, including freight cost savings, delivery and installation savings
  • Liaising with suppliers and Head Office in Europe

Key Skills:

  • Degree Educated or equivalent
  • A strong understanding of Retail/FMCG supply chain with at least 5 years+ FMCG supply chain experience
  • Line management experience of direct teams and distributors
  • International experience across Europe
  • SAP experience is desirable
  • Highly computer literate - advanced excel
  • Customer focused - experience of working collaboratively with key retail customers
  • Excellent communication and influencing to develop strong relationships internally and externally
  • Able to prioritise and allocate time effectively
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, knowledge of other languages including German is an advantage
  • Strong team player
  • Highly organised and motivated

Reference: 34649136

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