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Collaborative Supply Manager FTC

EmployerPremier Foods
Industry SectorManufacturing, Other, Retail, Services
LocationsEast Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted24 May 2018

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At Premier Foods, our purpose is to create the food our nation loves most for modern life. And we’ve been doing it for a long time - many of our much-loved brands have been part of UK life for more than a century.

Collaborative Supply Manager

Based in Rugby with regular travel to Herts & Central London month FTC

7 month FTC

We're delighted to offer the opportunity for an experienced Supply Manager to join our team in Rugby and own the collaborative agenda with an assigned customer base, acting as the face of the Premier Foods supply chain in order to build and maintain “trusted advisor” status.

You will contribute to the creation and evolution of robust business tools and processes, while delivering best in class account specific analytical evaluation and delivering specific forecast results, inbound service, on-shelf availability and wastage reduction.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Create, lead and maintain robust collaborative relationships and ways of working with assigned customer supply chain stakeholders
  • Deliver defined forecast accuracy results at 12 week, 8 week, 4 week and 2 week lags
  • Meet or exceed core KPI targets; inbound service, on-shelf availability and wastage reduction
  • Line management of Demand Planning Executive
  • Support the IBP process and Demand Planning Manager through attendance and input at relevant business forums as required
  • Apply a continuous improvement mindset to all aspects of job role, tools and processes
  • Work with wider planning teams to create executive outputs that articulate the demand plan in a practical and simple manner
  • Build and maintain strong cross functional ways of working across supply planning and commercial functions
  • A key contributor to the Sales agenda and the voice of the customer supply chain within Premier Foods

Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical skills – strong attention to detail and the ability to coordinate diverse information, identify relevant data, recommend and implement corrective actions
  • Able to identify and address process improvements, and share expertise with others 
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to influence and challenge at all levels throughout the business, with sound interpersonal skills to back up robust detail
  • Sound business judgment – the ability to interpret issues and recommend actions to best support the business priorities
  • Leadership capabilities with a resilient character
  • Excellent written & verbal communication and robust presentation skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Customer management expert

We’re one of Britain’s largest branded food companies, employing around 4,000 people in over 14 sites across the country, and supplying a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of Britain’s best-loved brands. 

Those brands include Ambrosia desserts, Batchelors convenient meals, Bisto and OXO stocks and gravies, Loyd Grossman and Sharwood’s cooking sauces, and Mr Kipling cakes.

Chances are you have one of our products in your home, as over 95% of British households bought one of our products last year.

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