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Permanent Supply Chain Manager (3008)

Permanent Supply Chain Manager (3008)

Title: Supply Chain Manager

Location: Scotland

Salary: Circa £55,000 + Benefits

Working closely with our customer, lead the Supply Chain team in forecasting product demand and delivering robust production planning of fore-casted orders through the factory conversion process, dictating the material, ingredient, packaging and labour needs driven from standard costs.

 Primary accountabilities

  • Manage the Customer Demand Planning process, liaising daily with the customer demand planners and internal site planning team.
  • Develop and embed team and factory processes, systems and ways of working that drive accurate demand and production planning and effective communication to necessary stakeholders
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Supply Chain function and for leading, motivating, inspiring team members.
  • Use acquired supply chain understanding and experience to coach and develop team members to improve their output.
  • Demand forecasting – Short term forecast in conjunction with Site planning Team and long term forecast in conjunction with the Commercial team.
  • Sales and promotion analysis.
  • Manage promotional forecast and volumes in conjunction with Customer demand planners, using both historical and forecast analysis and statistics.
  • Analysis of sales trends to maximize profitability to both the business and the customer.
  • Ensure that targets are met, if necessary by implementing corrective actions.
  • Ensure strong relationships are built and that there is an excellent communication and information flow with the Customer.
  • Prepare and present a suite of relevant KPIs and metrics that aid understanding of Supply Chain performance,  product demand and order fulfilment
  • In conjunction with other members of the Supply Chain team, monitor and update factory plans in line with customer demands, stock build provisions and promotional activities.
  • Aid in monitoring the accuracy of the sales forecasts, highlighting significant deviations on a monthly basis.

Skills and experience

  • 8+ years Supply Chain / Production /Demand planning experience gained preferably within a food manufacturing setting –ideally with exposure to short shelf-life products
  • Educated to Degree level (or equivalent)
  • Logical and structured thinker, capable of thinking about the bigger picture and with talent and experience in scheduling, forecasting and modelling with large data sets.
  • Experience of managing teams in a fast moving and dynamic environment
  • First class capabilities with building and maintaining strong customer relationships and collaborative partnerships
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities; able to use own initiative to solve problems to alleviate potential service issues.
  • Excellent IT skills with experience working with factory planning / MRP systems.
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