Supply Chain Planning Area Manager 5998/DH

Langley Search and Interim
Unspecified Plus Bonus and Car Allowance
30 Sep 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Area Supply Chain Planning Manager required to join a market leading FMCG, manufacturing organisation. The role of Area Supply Chain Planning Manager is a newly created role which joins a market leading, rapidly expanding FMCG manufacturer. The primary objective of the job holder is to provide end to end supply chain planning expertise to support manufacturing and logistics for a defined region, ensuring that the overall supply chain plan is optimal in terms of service and cost. Key Responsibilities Include but are not limited to: · Drive the end-to-end process of planning across their Area and drive cultural change · Work closely with the commercial & planning heads to develop the category · Work with the logistics and site planning teams to optimise allocation of volumes between sites · Management of a multi-site supply chain · Maximise customer service levels whilst balancing inventory levels · Materials management of inbound ingredients and packaging materials · Delivery of finished goods from factories to distribution centres · Minimise capacity constraints and build accurate capacity modelling tools · Integrate 3rd party manufacturers and co-packers · Weekly travel to sites across the South West Who we are looking for: · You will have expert understanding of Supply Planning, Materials Management and S&OP · Possess strong knowledge of the broader end to end supply chain · Career success likely to have been gained in the FMCG sector · Similar low margin, short shelf life, fast moving sectors will also be considered · Strong change and project management skills. · Proven people manager, able to develop a motivated team to higher levels of performance. · Highly articulate you’ll be able to use influence and data to gain cross-functional buy-in · Ideally educated to degree level. · Applicants MUST be eligible to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite basis. · You must be prepared to travel on a weekly basis to a variety of sites · Hold a driver’s license For further information please call 44(0)844 847 8336 quoting 5998/DH Langley Search & Interim is a specialist search firm and interim provider of end-to-end Supply Chain roles, including Procurement and Operational Excellence positions across the UK, Europe and Internationally. We place senior level interim and permanent positions from global multinationals to SMEs, across Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector and Technology & Professional Services. Take a look at our website at , join our LinkedIn community at and follow us on Twitter LangleySearch for the latest industry insight, news and more exciting opportunities. As the leading niche recruiter of end-to-end Supply Chain, Procurement and Operational Excellence jobs, we also provide valued career advice and support services for candidates. This job was originally posted as