Head of Supply Chain – Food Retail Business

Denmark (DK)
Attractive salary based on qualifications
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Supply Chain
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Supply Chain – Food Retail Business

Arbejdsgiver: Anonym
Region: Nordjylland
Ansættelselstype: Permanent
Jobfunktion: Operations
Reference: FJMKC0486
Kontakt: +4529126119
Konsulent: Director Mads Kinch Clemmensen
Lønniveau: Attraktiv løn efter kvalifikationer


Foodjob Danmark is now looking for a highly skilled Head of Supply Chain to join an expanding, successful, Danish based market leader within frozen and chilled food, groceries and beverages for the retail markets. The business sources and supplies a broad range of product categories and innovative, full-range food concepts from idea to shop launch to the retail markets in Scandinavia.

Job description

The Head of Supply Chain is a new position based at company HQ, and reports directly to the CEO. The Head of Sup-ply Chain will manage a team of logistics coordinators and customs specialists to ensure that the business is the fastest and most reliable supplier in the market with strategically located warehouses and cost-effective distribution to leading Scandinavian retail chains. The position will optimize a complex, commercial value chain of logistics and operations regarding temperature-controlled, international transports and warehousing, and set up guidelines to ensure optimal logistics performance in cooperation with relevant suppliers, forwarding agents and various transportation companies to carry our products safely and swiftly from supplier to customer.

Key Focus Areas:

  • General optimization of the entire supply chain of the business focusing on warehouse turnover rates, in- and outbound logistics and analytical, data driven insight in potential competitive advantages
  • Contract negotiations with key stakeholders and suppliers, primarily regarding logistics and warehouses
  • Setup of precise guidelines for logistics services in terms of compliance regarding selection of logistics provid-ers, loading and delivery deadlines, exchange of departure and arrival information and correct documentation in accordance with our customers' needs
  • Handling of complaints, damages, fines and special arrangements with suppliers, transportation companies and warehouses to optimise operations in compliance with client's terms and conditions
  • Ensure that the team is fully up to date and knowledgeable about status on transports and products
  • Act as sparring partner for the team experts on customs/licenses issues
  • To motivate your team and cooperate with colleagues, especially the sales and purchasing team, ensuring performance is maintained at agreed Company standards

Candidate Profile:

  • Educated at degree level or equivalent (ideally logistics bias) combined with current and in depth experience of international, commercial food and beverage operations for the retail markets
  • Outstanding analytical skills and ability to develop close and effective working relationships with all key inter-nal/external stakeholders and demonstrate positive influencing skills
  • Self-motivated and positive attitude with high levels of energy and drive to achieve targets
  • True FMCG mindset and able to act upon own initiative using sound commercial judgement whilst ensuring the team and key stakeholders are kept informed and updated
  • Strong commercial negotiation skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully motivate a team
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with high level of IT literacy

Salary and location:

Based at Head office in Jutland - attractive salary according to qualifications

Please contact director Mads Kinch Clemmensen from Foodjob Danmark on +45 2912 6119 or mkc@foodjob.dk to learn more about this exciting position. Of course, Foodjob Danmark ensures absolute discretion for all applicants. Please send your application with CV and appropriate documentation to mkc@foodjob.dk

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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