SLO - Supply Chain Manager

  • Location
    City Of London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £350.00/Daily
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain
  • External Reference
    JN-072022-268532
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Procurement & Supply Chain

Supply Chain Manager



  • ASAP start date.

  • 6 months.

  • Hybrid working - 2 days in Farringdon (London) 3 from home.

  • £350 pd PAYE.


Content and Scope.



  • The purpose of this role is to manage the end to end supply chain for the client, covering demand aggregation, customer order fulfilment, inventory management and product availability.

  • The effectiveness of this role will be built on a drive to deliver results and be responsible for ensuring that the operational activities and processes are aligned to meet current and future business needs and supporting the overriding ambition.

  • This role requires leadership, influencing and relationship building skills complemented by a hands on approach to operational activities.

  • It will involve engaging and partnering with multiple stakeholders, Internally (sales, marketing, finance, EMEA Technical Teams,) and Externally (3PL provider, logistics providers, co-packers)


Key responsibilities.



  • Define and deliver the clients Supply Chain strategy

  • Set, align, monitor and manage the clients Supply Chain objectives, priorities and key performance indicators.

  • Streamline supply chain processes to enhance efficiency and ensure appropriate standards are implemented.

  • Lead optimisation and initiatives to support the business strategy, create customer value, drive operational excellence and meet service level targets.

  • Line management of the clients supply chain team covering customer service/order fulfilment and product availability/inventory management, ensuring holiday cover. Currently 2 Direct reports.

  • Member of the clients Leadership Team, representing Supply Chain.

  • Own and facilitate the clients S&OP+ Step 3 meeting

  • Key member of the clients S&OP+ Step 2 meeting, providing data analysis of cycle on cycle demand changes and capturing the commentary and agreed actions

  • Connecting and working with the clients EMEA Technical Teams as appropriate (functions: Planning & Logistics, Product Development, Quality, Regulatory, External Manufacturing and Procurement)

  • Manage the UK Demand/Supply planning system Anaplan, ensuring appropriately configured and maintained (working in conjunction with EMEA Technical Planning)

  • Key contact with the clients NA team, as providers of the clients UK ERP system (JDE) to ensure appropriate for use and trouble shooting.

  • Manage external partners to deliver the operational activities for the client, including 3PL, co-packers, logistics providers , including identify, tendering, contracting 3rd party business arrangements and operations.

  • Work closely with the EMEA Planning team to ensure high level of product availability.

  • Work closely with the UK Sales and Marketing teams to ensure there is a robust demand planning process and suitable inputs/outputs from KIND UK Step 2 S&OP+ step meeting.


Education & Professional Qualifications



  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent

  • Supply chain/operations experience, ideally in a similar role with end to end experience

  • Preference for prior UK market experience

  • Fluent in English


Knowledge / Experience



  • Planning and ERP systems

  • Analytical skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Able to thrive in a small business environment and tenacity to overcome hurdles

  • Strong line management experience











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