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Customer Supply Chain and Logistics Manager

  • Job added:   3 December 2019
  • Salary:   £40000 - £45000/annum
  • Location:   Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • County:   Bedfordshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   211320118
  • Company:   CV-Library
We have a really exciting opportunity that arisen for a leading food company to source them a Customer Supply Chain and Logistics Manager. As a member of the Leadership Team, reporting to the Department Controller, this role lies at the heart of a fast paced and growing International Supply Chain function delivering our brands across the UK. The key mission is to manage, motivate and coach a team of 4, working collaboratively with Site Management, Planning, Commercial, and Manufacturing functions as well as building long term relationships with Customers and 3rd Party Logistics & Warehouse Suppliers.

If you enjoy working in an open and collaborative environment, with a team who happily “go the extra mile” and are constantly learning and evolving to build a best in class UK Supply Chain and Customer Relations model you will love this role!!

Duties will include but not limited to:

* Develop, communicate, and deliver Global Customer Supply strategy in line with business plans

* Contract & Budget management for International Logistics & Warehouse suppliers

* Development & coaching of the Customer Supply Team & Logistics Team to deliver best in class cost and supply to our Global customers and distributors

* Define, communicate, and embed excellent Customer & Supplier Relationship Management focussed on supply, service, and cost efficiency

* Leadership and coaching of your team to deliver functional, developmental, and business targets & KPIs (Budget & Inventory Control, Customer Supply, Cost To Serve, Efficiency +, Upskilling, Performance Monitoring).

* End to end process improvements through team for KPI management, stock replenishment (UK to EU/Australia), order to delivery, cashflow (returns/debits), cost-to-serve, relationship management, stock holding parameters

* Act as functional expert and escalation on relevant legislative requirements for export markets

* Anticipate, identify, and resolve problems that could delay the release or movement of export shipments ensuring government/customs compliance is adhered to

* Resource planning and allocation to enable delivery of team specific and business wide projects

* Ensure adherence to relevant Quality systems and procedures to ensure our products meet food safety (HACCP), legal and customer requirements

The ideal person will have :

* Understanding and ability to share the ‘bigger picture’

* Ability to balance short- and medium-term priorities

* Integrity – working the right way

* Keen to support direct reports and wider team as needed

* Able to empower direct reports

* Embracing change management – short, medium, and long term

* Forward thinking

* Ability to identify, develop, and implement improved ways of working

* Supplier, contract, customer, and budget management

* Proven track record of leading and developing a small team in a Supply Chain function

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