Business Improvement and Supply Chain Manager


A newly created position in a senior support role to help implement business strategies to a successful FMCG business

  • Outline the business's strategic direction through effective category management
  • Working in a fast-paced, high-volume FMCG environment- in Fruit & Vegetable
  • Opportunity to work remotely, with offices in Melbourne and Sydney
The Role
The newly created position of Business Improvement and Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for the strategic management and improvement of the end-to-end supply chain and production process, including procurement, logistics and contract negotiations.
Working with key stakeholders and retailers operating on a national scale. 
The aim will be to maximise the quality, efficiency, COGS, pricing and consistency of goods across the business.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting into the leadership team, the responsibilities of the role will include:
  • Management and improvement of procurement and supply chain procedures, including SLA management and annual reviews
  • Developing new business data and analytics metrics to help the business decision making process
  • Continually monitor, evaluate and communicate on harvesting performance, including the regular use of audits and benchmarking techniques (i.e. comparison on the week, month, year) to measure against targets and objectives
  • Communicate regularly with production team and retail partners to update on inventory and delivery to ensure they are in-line with timelines
  • Overseeing the development, testing and rollout of new data analytics in conjunction with the operations and category team
  • Ensure the farms are meeting or exceeding agreed quality standards
  • Overseeing the operations of the DC’s, ensuring they are compliant with standards
  • Regularly presentations to senior leadership team on timescales and performance updates

Skills & Experience Required

To be successful in securing the role, the candidate will need to possess the following key skills and experience:
  • Experience working in a leadership role within supply chain and/or stock planning or management consulting focused on supply chain and business improvement projects
  • Management of a complex production plan, including harvesting schedules and client management
  • Strong communication skills, being able to engage with and form solid working relationships with a range of stakeholders, liaising with farms and distribution centres, as well as regularly updating retail partners
  • Strong time-management and multi-tasking ability, as well as being able to manage your own workload
  • Demonstrate innovative ways of improving ways of working, bringing new ideas to the business to improve efficiencies
  • Ability to embrace change and be proactive
  • Openness to travel frequently on a national scale for work between distribution sites and visiting retail partners

On offer to the successful applicant
  • Highly competitive base salary, STI and LTI plans, travel allowance
  • Remote working opportunities 
  • Dynamic team working environment, flexibility to work remotely and autonomously, as well as being part of a team
  • Set the landscape of this business function, and build team around you
  • Opportunity to progress into a COO role within the first 18-months 

Due to the high volume of applications, only successfully shortlisted candidates are guaranteed to be contacted. 

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