One of Europe’s biggest brands is offering an exciting opportunity to join their newly established S&OP supply chain team and help them to develop their internal processes across; demand planning, inventory analysis and wider business collaboration. The successful candidate will come with innovation and the supply chain knowledge to help drive change.
The successful candidate will be tasked with managing the supply teams and reporting directly to the Supply Chain Director. Leading a team of 5 you will complete the end to end S&OP lifecycle, implementing best in class processes for areas including production plans, inventory plans and strategic initiative plans in order to balance demand and supply across the board. You will complete regular reviews in order to identify opportunities for functional improvement across the supply chain. You will also work across the wider business, particularly with the Finance and Marketing team within the agreed budget.
The following skillset is vital in order to be successful in this role:
Excellent management skills with prior experience leading and driving direct reports coupled with the gravitas and credibility to work alongside very senior stakeholders in the wider business unit
Impeccable working knowledge of the entire end to end Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process with prior evidence of improving process efficiency and excellent demand planning experience
Prior experience dealing with materials and distribution planning would be beneficial
Prior experience working within an FMCG environment is highly desirable
Innovative and proactive with the desire to build a Greenfield position
ERP knowledge of JD Edwards
2.1 degree in Supply Chain/Logistics desirable
This truly is a very exciting opportunity not only to take on a new role within the team and become an integral member of the supply chain, but to do so in a global blue chip company. If you think this challenge is for you and you wish to learn more about this role and its excellent opportunities then contact me directly at
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Key words: Supply Planning, S&OP, Materials Planning, Distribution Planning, Inventory, Manager, Supply Chain, Logistics, Planner, Demand Planning, London, FMCG
Contact: James Smith