The client wants me to find them the perfect candidate and said “if you can make one, that’d be great” – naturally, I asked them what I’d need to make the perfect candidate and they answered something similar to this:
- Experience of managing an end-to-end supply chain.
- Desired experience within a manufacturing/production environment.
- You have experience in the food industry - chilled/fresh/ambient/dairy
- Strong negotiation skills.
- DRIVE – you’ll need to be driven as the business are expected to grow considerably.
Creating a new human being with those skills might be difficult to find, but I’m hoping you’ve got those skills to save my blushes.
Your New Role
A big part of this role will be covering the end-to-end supply chain management of a fast-growing FMCG business. This will include Planning, Warehouse, Logistics and Procurement.
This will be as much operational as it is strategic due to financial backing into the business. You’ll be leading a team and ensuring all KPIs and SLAs are met both internally and externally.
You will also be expected to have full ownership of the forecasting of both demand and supply, ensuring customers are receiving orders, and contract management.
What Success Looks Like
You’ll live and breath the business’ values! Your team will look to you for guidance and supply chain efficiency will be at an all-time high. It’ll also be down to you negotiating contracts with suppliers that would benefit both parties and saving the business plenty of money.
Forecast accuracy percentage will be as close to 100% as you can get it and ensuring product wastage is kept to an absolute minimum.
The main thing to mention on success… You’ll love what you do!