Head of Supply Chain

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Job description

Choice People are currently recruiting for a Head of Supply Chain for our client based in Northern Ireland. As one of the leading food producers in the country, this role is imperative to the growth and success of the business.

Duties of this role include:

  • Responsible for co-ordinating and implementing the companys supply chain strategy for all direct and indirect spend and logistics of all importing and exporting within the business.
  • Drive Supply Chain optimization: Have a holistic view of Supply Chain Management to provide the reliable service required while optimising inventory, storage, and transport costs.
  • Full ownership of inbound and outbound freight to ensure we are partnered with the right suppliers on the right modes considering the best value and efficiency.
  • Negotiate overall best terms ensuring that the supply base and product meet the required business objectives in terms of financial, technical, corporate social responsibility, innovation, brand positioning and customer expectations.
  • Responsible for transport fleet operations and backhaul fleet utilisation optimising trailer fill and cost per case inbound and outbound.
  • Ensure the Inventory Control program is robust by driving ownership and accountability at all levels, with clear processes and performance measurement standards. Maintain and improve inventory accuracy, driving a culture of control and inventory record discipline.
  • Manage, challenge vendors on their performance based on value for money, quality and delivery service level considering a high level of innovation that is required.
  • Regular stakeholder engagement with Head of Operations / Commercial and Food Development & Innovation to fully share supply and demand position within the supply base and collaboratively find solutions to ensure continuity of supply.
  • Chair all business Sales & Operational (S&OP) planning meetings and update on required actions as needed.

Requirements for this role include:

  • Operational FMCG procurement and experience of forecasting for manufacturing experience
  • Proven experience of creating strong vendor / 3rd party warehousing & logistics relationship management systems.
  • Previous experience of MRP / WMS / ERP / Integrated Commercial Forecasting systems.
  • Previous people management skills incorporating a range of business activities.
  • Strong numeric and verbal reasoning skills / IT literate.
  • Good attention to detail and excellent communicator.
  • Ability to make challenging decisions and to take a calm and measured approach in a pressurised environment.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Pension Contribution
  • Health Insurance
  • Plus more

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