Dedicated and experienced Supply Chain Manager

Serial No: 11282
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Short Bio:

An ambitious and dedicated Supply Chain Manager with extensive experience in FMCG organisations across the food industry. Effectively leads, develops and motivates teams to achieve objectives within deadlines. Demonstrates impressive project management and strategic business planning capabilities. A strategic thinker who excels at creating a vision and subsequently accessing the required resources to deliver results. Adept at capacity planning, purchasing and consistently maintaining KPIs.

Current location:  United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  General Management
Spoken languages: english, german
Location I am interested in working: Australia

Education And Qualifications
MBA: Executive Modular
Bradford University School of Management (2005)

BA (Hons): Graphic Design
University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK (1997)

Supply Chain Manager (2012 – date)
KOBER LTD., Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, UK
• Effectively prioritising workload and managing time to manage multiple responsibilities as the Supply Chain Manager of this successful meat slicing factory with a turnover of £180 million
• Leading, developing and motivating 5 direct reports, including 4 Production Schedulers and 1 Packaging Purchasing Manager
• Producing comprehensive capacity plans for 12 production lines, 12 months in advance of work commencing and receiving direction from the CEO to ensure that all supply chain objectives are achieved within deadlines
• Achieving a KPI measure of 100% customer service to the ASDA supermarket chain (Walmart)
• Successfully managing the shelflife of 150 skus in a FMCG food environment
• Purchasing circa £100 million meat from various suppliers through effective negotiation and networking

Supply Chain Manager (2010 – 2012)
BURGESS PETCARE, Goole, Humberside, UK (2008 – 2012)
• Fulfilling responsibility for all aspects of the supply chain for this dry pet food factory with a turnover of £26 million, including managing 4 direct reports in the planning and purchasing functions
• As a key member of the company board, significantly contributing to strategic and operational business planning, additionally, setting an appropriate annual budget for company P & L and product pricing
• Purchasing £12 million raw materials, incorporating futures commodity purchasing (150 raw materials)
• Purchasing £3 million flexible packaging
• Efficiently planning and coordinating the sales and operations of 450 skus

Planning & Purchasing Manager (2008 – 2010)
BURGESS PETCARE, Goole, Humberside, UK (2008 – 2012)
• Producing comprehensive plans for £20 million of dry petfood per annum, also preparing a master production and capacity plan of 290 skus across 4 packing lines for UK supply to ensure achievement of budget plans
• Preparing a long term plan based on actual sales, sales forecast (Procast), pipeline minimum stocks and economic batch sizes (SAGE) to maintain excellent customer service, optimise cost and minimise waste
• Fulfilling responsibilities as a key member of the business and operations leadership teams tasked with business growth using lean manufacturing
• Diligently preparing the supply KPI reports for the monthly board packs and managing / developing the factory planning team and processes
• Conducting economic batch size and pipeline minimum stock review to reduce inventory, releasing capital back to the business to fund growth
• Purchasing £9 million of raw materials and £2 million in packaging per annum
• Implementing the S&OP / NPD processes to facilitate the achievement of re branding objectives in 2009
• Chair of the S&OP / NPD weekly meeting, resulting in the successful launch of 98 new skus, 43 product de-lists and 53 run in run outs on packaging in 2009

Factory Planning Manager (2004 – 2008)

Commercial Manager (2003 – 2004)
ORCHARD UPHOLSTERY LTD., Pontefract, West Yorkshire, UK

Leisure Furnishings Manager (1997 – 2003)
JAY- BE LTD., Gomersal, West Yorkshire, UK