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Supply Chain Manager

About Kerry
A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.
About the role

We’re currently looking to recruit a Supply Chain Manager to join our Taste & Nutrition site in Gainsborough!

This role is part of the senior site leadership team. The role has ultimate responsibility for the management and improvement of the supply chain function on site. The Supply Chain Manager will develop and lead the planning team on delivering a feasible optimised plan to meet customer expectations, while managing a set of supply chain KPI’s.

Key responsibilities
  • Develop a site function that will integrate all aspects of SAP effectively as well as integrate all recommended planning processes to the standardised expected WOW.
  • Manage the various aspects of all supply chain activities, ensuring the delivery of value-add service to the business.
  • Manage supply planning, raw material call-off, scheduling and transport roles within the department.
  • Management and delivery of agreed Supply Chain KPI's and process compliance with 1Kerry WOW and to drive process improvement to best practice.
  • Manage the complaints process to a satisfactory conclusion using the defined process linking in with appropriate functions using RCCA methodology.
  • Management of direct reports within the extended team both in a day-day context and also from an employee development view point. Lead the team in the process of developing a demand plan which flows into the planning process, aligning procurement, raw material call-off and manufacturing activities to resource allocation while meeting customers’ expectations.
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  • End to end Inventory management and stock control.
  • Ensure all costs are controlled adequately and in line with budget.
  • Preparation of monthly/weekly reporting pack with relevant metrics and KPIs & site monthly supply review.
  • Manage and develop the internal S&OP process.
  • Review plant performance to plan and drive development and productivity actions.
  • Collaboration with functional leads to ensure improved communication.                          
  • Manage Supply Chain budget and identify opportunities to reduce cost.
Qualifications and skills
  • Proven track record in a Senior Supply Chain role within a complex manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in working with SAP in a manufacturing context is essential.
  • People Leadership & Management experience.
  • Experience in working cross-functionally within a business, with the ability to think logically in a fast changing environment is essential.                                                                    
  • Ideally, candidate will be qualified to degree level.  Additional post-graduate educational achievements are highly desirable such as MSc or MBA. Supply chain qualification also desirable.

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