Head of Supply Chain-FMCG leading food grocery supplier!
£65,000-£75,000 plus bonus & benefits
My client is one of the UK’s leading food to go brands, as the Head of Supply Chain, you will take the lead in negotiating commercial and contractual terms for purchases nationally in the grocery channel.
You will manage the supply chain strategy and will be tasked with delivering cost savings to the business whilst maintaining high levels of quality and service to maintain and grow long-standing supplier relationships. In addition, you will develop new opportunities at a competitive price and drive growth.
- Develop buying strategy across all food categories of procurement
- Build a supply chain strategy to support ongoing company growth, investigating options to invest in future supply chain systems
- Ensuring that trading complies with all legislative and internal requirements including due diligence on supply chain
- Able to reduce or control costs whilst maintaining or improving quality and standards whilst being commercially focused
- Supporting growth within central distribution by negotiating direct deals with suppliers for distribution across the ‘central distribution’ network
- Monitor pipeline volumes and orders to manage short-term issues and keep the business appraised of current performance and operational issues alongside sales
- Bring on board new suppliers and customers to enable further growth, and to manage the supplier and customer base
- Analyse buy and sell patterns to highlight the potential for further growth, constructing appropriate proposals to enable this
Essential skills & experience you must have:
- Similar previous FMCG buying experience from food QSR/foodservice
- A track record of successfully establishing partnerships with suppliers and customers is mandatory
- Self-starter, quick to take the initiative and spot new opportunities
- Experience in a fast-paced and high volume business
- Ability to target and deliver significant cost savings
- Excellent negotiation and communication skills with delivering results in a cost-effective manner
Interested in this challenge? If so, get in touch to hear more!
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