Greencore Group plc is a fast growing, international convenience food leader. Headquartered in Ireland, Greencore has operations in the UK and the US serving major retailers and brands in both markets.
It is a leading manufacturer of convenience food products to grocery retailers in the UK and a leading manufacturer of sandwiches, meals kits and salads to CPG, convenience retail and foodservice outlets in the US.
Greencore has a proforma Group revenue of £2.3bn and operates out of 50 locations in the UK, the US and Ireland.
To lead a supply chain team, for a manufacturing unit, to ensure that functional capability and team performance are built and directed to deliver business plans and targets
Implement the agreed supply chain strategy to achieve budgeted business performance and build the functional capability to deliver business strategic objectives
Provide leadership and direction to ensure that across the business the supply chain team are kept safe, engaged, focused, developed and delivering to their potential
Promote compliance with and the improvement of safe operating policies and practices across all Supply chain operations within the Business, including third parties to embed a safety first culture within the working environment
Identify new/emerging legal or customer led audit requirements and develop plans to achieve compliance, securing funds if necessary to build systems and processes to maximise adherence to policy
Ensure forecasting, planning, material requisitions, stock control, warehousing, and distribution processes are in place at all locations to ensure customer service expectations are met in the most efficient and cost effective manner
Oversee the deployment of the Sales and Operating planning (S&OP) process to ensure sufficient production capacity, stocks or finished goods and raw materials, and labour are in place to meet customer orders at the best optimum cost
Together with Purchasing, negotiate and manage third party contracts (3PLs) to minimise costs, build effective working relationships and ensure service delivery
Act as the Supply Chain lead in cross functional/customer projects to ensure that all developments include collaborative working which results in successful new implementations and on going service improvement
Skills & Experience
Broad knowledge of the convenience food market
Broad experience in all supply chain functions: (forecasting, production planning and scheduling, SOP, inventory management, warehousing, distribution planning, distribution operations, 3PL management)
Proven track record of leading and developing teams
Experience of working in a fast paced, growth industry or business
Experience of working as part of a project team or on delivering change initiatives