Key Responsibilities

  • Supply chain strategy;
  • Demand planning and supply planning;
  • Sales & operations planning (S&OP);
  • Production and distribution network optimization;
  • Management of inventory and other supply chain assets;
  • Supply chain integrity and traceability;
  • Distributor and third party logistics (3PL) contract management;
  • Manufacturing efficiency and flexibility improvement (Lean);
  • Strategic sourcing and procurement;
  • Product value engineering;
  • Costs-to-serve modeling and alignment of commercial terms;
  • Operational Due Diligence;
  • Restructuring with a supply chain focus.

Requirements 
  • A good Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university is essential, preferably in business, engineering, computer science, supply chain management or another relevant subject;
  • Must have extensive knowledge of Operational and Supply Chain (ideally in a client-site focused delivery model) within a top tier strategy firm, leading specialist and/or niche advisory firm or ‘Big 4’ consultancy;
  • Recent, relevant experience in International Operations, including manufacturing, supply chain management, purchasing and logistics (ideally within retail, pharma, automotive or business services);
  • Experience in operational KPIs, Balance Score Cards, and a reporting/ review process to ensure continuous improvement of the operational performance of the business;
  • Understand and execute LEAN production philosophy;
  • Must have an ability and willingness to travel (potentially from Day 1) to client sites, across the UK & European regions, at short notice as part of the working week;
  • Fluency to a business level in both written and spoken English is essential;

Desirable
  • MBA or Masters qualification preferred but not required;
  • MCILT certified candidates preferred;
  • Additional European languages are also highly desirable;