Head of Procurement / Head of Supply Chain (Manufacturing)

£70000 - £75000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus, Car
04 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017
Sara Frith
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading FMCG Manufacturer is currently recruiting for a Head of Procurement / Head of Supply Chain to join the business to define and drive the supply chain strategy and implement the purchasing strategy for the site. This role will also be required to lead the development and management of the function to deliver customer satisfaction. This role will lead a team of approx. 20 personnel and be responsible for a direct spend in excess of £50M.

Head of Procurement / Head of Supply Chain responsibilities include:

Develop and lead the purchasing, logistics and warehouse functions so that it is considered a centre of excellence within the company and recognised as a good example of best practice externally.
Develop and implement the purchasing strategy with support from the management teams to deliver an appropriate and stable external supply chain capable of delivering the cost down objectives.
Deliver improved supplier identification, technical assessment, commercial assessment, approval, performance management and development solutions across the organisation to improve supplier management.
Ensure efficient logistics management (including warehousing and dispatch) to improve stock control and customer satisfaction.
Manage short term, medium term and long term resourcing requirements (including employees and equipment) to ensure that work is anticipated and delivered on time.
Develop, monitor and control annual budget in terms of employees, equipment and materials to meet functional objectives.
Lead and motivate employees with a range of experience levels and to develop their skills thereby increasing the function’s efficiency, cost management and service delivery.
Ensure proactive adherence to Health and Safety, legislative and regulatory requirements to protect the company, satisfy compliance, and to protect employee well-being.
Proactively liaise with internal colleagues, suppliers and external customers to improve service to all.
Manage the sites input for all change implementation projects, ensuring appropriately skilled resources are aligned to projects, to enable the stable continuation of supply with the our marketed product portfolio.
Manage the companies Approved Supply List and ensure the process for companies entering onto and remaining on this list is robust and in line with regulatory requirements.
Cover/support the Finance Director as to ensure company needs are met.

You will be a Head of Supply Chain / Head of Procurement used to operating within a large FMCG Manufacturing environment. You will ideally be degree qualified in a relevant technical / commercial discipline with a proven track record in leadership experience across both strategic and operational Supply chain management. You will be an analytical thinker with experience to resolve complex problems. A Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) qualification will be deemed advantageous.
To apply please contact Sara 0151 6668951

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