Head of Supply Chain

Recruiter
Connect Distribution Services Ltd
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Sep 2019
Closes
30 Sep 2019
Sector
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Permanent

Here at Connect Distribution, our aim is to be the first choice for home appliance after sales service, spare parts and accessories.

With fifty years of experience, We are the largest independent home appliance and spare parts distribution organisation within the UK working with a number of household brands including Dyson, Whirlpool, Hotpoint, Hoover and Bosch to name a few!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Supply Chain to join our ever expanding business. As Head of Supply Chain, the role will involve:

  • Managing a stock-line portfolio of over 100,000 lines and a stock value upwards of GBP10,000,000
  • Responsibility for meeting the requirements of the markets in which we operate, with first time availability of products (profiling parts into NDC, stock control & expediting)
  • Working with the buying team to develop supply level agreements that deliver quality, on time service levels, whilst minimising buffer stock
  • Identifying stock management opportunities including residual stocks, short life product and inbound issues
  • Developing KPI's to ensure delivery of the team performance
  • Utilising appropriate performance management processes including PDRs, career progression, personal development plans and where required, the management of under-performance in a timely manner
  • Inspiring, coaching, supporting and developing a team of eleven, by sharing experience and knowledge to support their development and improve supply chain performance

As Head of Supply Chain you will need:

  • A minimum of five years' experience within supply chain management
  • Strong leadership towards key deliverables (quality & cost) and operational excellence
  • Experience of working in a high SKU, fast stock turn business
  • Proven ability to lead, develop, mentor and motivate a team in a fast paced supply chain environment
  • Demonstrate a high level of commercial acumen as well as exceptional results from supply chain management, ideally within an FMCG environment
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • To be highly organised with excellent analytical skills

We would be really excited if you:

  • Experience of using Microsoft AX (MRP & forecasting)
  • Thrive on fast paced, continuously changing environments
  • Have industry experience

What we offer:

  • Free on-site parking
  • 34 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Company Car
  • Pension scheme
  • Eye Test vouchers
  • Access to over 250 discounts including high street and online shopping, travel, technology, entertainment, food and drink and many more via Perkbox
  • Potential to win access to Football tickets for Birmingham City home games
  • Staff discounts on all products

Job Type: Full-time