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Supply Chain and Operations is an ever changing and innovative landscape.

As your trusted recruitment partner in this sector, because like you, we measure our success based on Quality, Delivery and Service.

We’ve had the privilege of supporting some of the most exciting challenger brands and global leaders within the FMCG space.

From complex operational, to sophisticated procurement and advanced supply chain assignments, we offer access to both the high preforming passive, and the active talent markets.

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Production Planning Manager

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The Organisation

Our client is a multi-national FMCG business seeking to appoint a Production Planning Manager to join their existing Supply Chain and Logistics team.

The Role

Reporting to the head of supply chain and logistics the Production Planning Manager will be responsible for the leadership, coaching and mentoring of the production and materials team alongside the delivery of a robust planning service to the wider site. 

Key responsibilities:

- Manage, coach and mentor a team of Production and Materials planning professionals
- Oversee the creation of production plans and material schedules for the site and optimise planning process
- Ensure inventory is provided at the most cost effective manner
- Develop and maintain cross-functional relationships with Operational, Supply Chain and Logistics teams
- Support process mapping and optimisation of S&OP function

The Candidate

- Significant production/materials planning experience in an FMCG environment
- Proven planning experience in a production/manufacturing site is a must
- Proven hands-on experience in material planning, production scheduling and inventory
- Track record of delivering improvements, efficiencies and cost savings
- Proven experience managing planning teams, including coaching, developing and mentoring to drive a high performance culture
- Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems and Excel

About Mackenzie Jones

At Mackenzie Jones, we put specialist expertise to work. We draw upon our experience in FMCG across Commercial, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations and IT recruitment, to not only deliver a solution but also a great customer experience.

We manage permanent and interim assignments both in the UK and internationally. Opportunities range from £40k to £200k for permanent roles, and £250 to £2,000 a day for interim assignments. 

If you need a recruitment partner with a different outlook, one that delivers results whilst building long-term relationships, then we should talk. Or alternatively, if you are considering that next step in your Marketing career, get in touch to see how we can help you achieve your goals.
 

Buyer Seafood

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Seafood Buyer:

This is an exciting role for a Seafood buyer to join the EU head office of a market leading food manufacturer. 

COMPANY PROFILE – Seafood Buyer:

Our client launched over 100 years ago from their base in Europe and they were formed on the basis of strong customer service, innovative design and professional project management. 

DUTIES – Seafood Buyer:

• Managing a Budget on Seafood 
• Working with Internal Stakeholders
• Working closely with NPD Teams and product renovation teams
• Work closely with the Marketing and sourcing units for excellent customer service
• Setting and achieving cost reduction targets
• Sourcing specialist Seafood (fish & shell-fish)
• Working closely with external processing teams
• Price any variations and manage sub-contractor and client relationships

EXPERIENCE PROFILE – Seafood Buyer:

• Strong experience in global procurement of Seafood 
• Professional experience of purchasing contracts 
• Understanding of sustainability, seasonality and variance 
• Ability to build trust, relationships and manage expectations
• Commercially aware
• Professional in manner and able to be an ambassador of the business
• Able to conduct internal and external presentations
• Motivated self-starter - able to identify improvement ideas
• Ability to own and deliver own work against tight deadlines

PACKAGE – Seafood Buyer:
Salary: £45,000 – £55,000
Bonus and Company Benefits 
Please contact us immediately for more information on this role as a Seafood Buyer 

REFERENCE: 17699

Buyer Ingredients

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Ingredients Buyer:

This is an exciting role for an Ingredients buyer to join the EU head office of a market leading food manufacturer. 

COMPANY PROFILE – Ingredients Buyer:

Our client launched over 100 years ago from their base in Europe and they were formed on the basis of strong customer service, innovative design and professional project management. 

DUTIES – Ingredients Buyer:

- Managing a Budget on Ingredients (Ideally experienced in Co Pack, Vegetables or Produce)
- Working with Internal Stakeholders
- Working closely with NPD Teams and product renovation teams
- Develop and lead a team
- Work closely with the Marketing and sourcing units for excellent customer service
- Setting and achieving cost reduction targets
- Source specialist Ingredients 
- Price any variations and manage sub-contractor and client relationships

EXPERIENCE PROFILE – Ingredients Buyer:

- Strong experience in global procurement of Ingredients (Co Pack, Vegetables or Produce)
- Professional experience of purchasing contracts 
- Understanding of sustainability, seasonality and variance 
- Ability to build trust, relationships and manage expectations
- Commercially aware
- Professional in manner and able to be an ambassador of the business
- Able to conduct internal and external presentations
- Motivated self-starter - able to identify improvement ideas
- Ability to own and deliver own work against tight deadlines

PACKAGE – Ingredients Buyer:

Salary: £43,000 – £55,000

Bonus and Company Benefits 

Please contact us immediately for more information on this role as an Ingredients Buyer 

REFERENCE: 17701