Supply Chain and Planning Manager, Central Scotland

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Supply Chain
Location: Central Scotland
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

My client is a food producer of innovative and delicious products. We are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Supply Chain & Planning Manager to join and lead their team!

The role will focus on leading a team of employees to achieve the day to day operations and achieve KPIs of Health & Safety, Performance, Quality, Labour utilisation, Material control and Waste for analytical reporting to Senior Management. Ensure all processes are run safely and in compliance with customer guidelines across the logistical areas of the factory. Engage staff through communication and feedback, identify training needs and motivate employees through regular updates on performance, achievements and areas for improvements. Ensure all the team are working on area improvements and identifying talented people for the future.

The role:

• Manufacturing Process Efficiency Increases – Gather information on KPI performance within set timescales. Develop knowledge of performance measurement systems for your area, know and understand the plan and keep your team up to date on their progress communicate any difficulties in achieving early and inform of the steps taken to remedy these issues.
• Systems – Ensure accuracy with company systems and databases which may include but not limited to Human Resources compliance, stock control, material storage and usage, H&S compliance, Food safety compliance. Logistics manager must be a Foodlogik superuser and be part of the cultural change required to drive this platform forward.
• Leadership -To lead by example in behavioural standards. Coach and encourage your team to make the correct decisions and follow the required protocols. Motivate by highlighting achievements and adopting solutions to difficult situations. Engage and drive the company vision and values through performance management of teams.
• Managing change – Be clear in your instruction and give control to your team through the clarity of your communications. Identify areas for improvement and assign to relevant employees to get the task done. Empower and support staff to manage any changes within the factory.
• Employee Relations- Work closely with HR in managing absence and performance of all individuals in your teams. Responsible for the first stages of the disciplinary process. Engage with staff through clear communication and be open to suggestions, providing feedback from all areas of the business.
• Communication – Ensure full and effective communication with your team and with other areas of the business as you pull together all departments to reach the one goal. Collaborate between external and internal customers. Full ownership of all Distribution KPI measures and how this is communicated and information owned and presented.
• Continuous Improvement-. Keep up to date with current economic changes which may affect the business and processes. Work with H&S team on delivery of Green programme and recognised site leader on energy and our plan of cost reduction. This will require great influencing skills to ensure the wider team is engaged and focused on reducing our energy use.
• Training & Development – Work closely with training support departments to ensure the development of Team Leaders are relevant to the role, refreshed, fulfilled, compliant and recorded. To build training programmes aligned to roles encompassing best practice, compliance, company standards, policies and changes to work environment. Assist in delivering training workshops and building further training strategies with assistance from support departments.
• Machinery and equipment – To comply with individual work instructions; risk assessments; training and safety standards for all warehouse machinery and equipment in line with legislation and compliance.

The candidate:

• You should demonstrate a sound understanding of operational processes and controls.
• Numerate and literate with ability to understand how to make improvements which influence company profitability, through systematic root cause analysis techniques.
• Must look to continually develop their skills and guide others where required.
• Fully computer literate, with focus on Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
• Some or all your experience will have been gained within a production role and of added benefit would be some experience gained within an engineering role.
• Previous experience of leading teams coupled with an understanding of people management techniques. You will also be able to demonstrate a proven track record of successful completion of team objectives.
• Experience in leading production teams to reach KPI targets.
• Confident in making decisions on absence and poor performance.
• Always make time for your team members.
• Demonstrate the ability to problem solve root cause production issues and use initiative in complex cases
• A professional and commercial proactive approach to Production, with the ability to deliver high business and employee satisfaction, appropriate development and reward of individuals.
• Demonstrate the ability to forward plan and act proactively.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES (e.g. frequent travel, special working arrangements/hours)

Flexible in the hours required to achieve business objectives
Prepared to have nights away as and when required

What’s on offer?

• The successful Supply Chain and Planning manager will receive a very competitive salary.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated professional.
If you are interested in this position, then please forward a copy of your most up to date CV to Simon Norris.
Due to the high number of applications, you will only be contacted if your CV is of interest to the role.

Meet your consultant
Simon Norris
simon@drnewitt.com

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