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Chief Operating Officer

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Chief Operating Officer ** High Growth D2C Start Up **
Highly Competitive Salary + Equity + Bonus + Pension + Holiday
Surrey based with flexible working

The Organisation
Mackenzie Jones is delighted to have partnered exclusively with one of the UK’s fastest growing Food D2C subscription brands. Our client is seeking to recruit a Chief Operating Officer to work closely with the founding partners/board, taking full responsibility and ownership for there end to end operational agenda.

The Role
Working in close partnership with the founding partners and reporting directly to the board you will help shape operational strategy and define the businesses infrastructure to scale the end-to-end operation.

Key responsibilities:

- Manage and develop the Production, Product Development, Supply Chain and Warehousing departments.
- Develop strategic operational structure to fuel long term growth
- Identify and improve processes, systems, and procedures
- Take ownership of P&L
- Work closely to align business goals with Sales and Marketing teams
- Take a hands-on and collaborative approach

The Candidate

- Ideally degree educated
- Senior Operational experience gained within a D2C organisation (ideally SME/Start up) is essential.
- Strong commercial and P&L management experience is essential
- Experience at C-Suite or reporting into board would be preferred
- Track record of scaling and developing high performing teams
- A proven leader of people with an inherent ability to engage with people at all levels

Logistics Specialist

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Logistics Specialist – 6 Month FTC ***Award winning FMCG leader***
Up to £40,000 Per annum + Benefits
Hybrid working – mix of site based and home working.

The Organisation
A established FMCG leader with an award-winning branded portfolio seeking to recruit a Logistics Specialist to join there expanding supply chain function.

The Role

- The Logistics Specialist ensures the operational execution of local logistics services (transport and warehouses). Responsible to guarantee on time deliveries at the best cost.
- Ensure the accuracy of Warehousing & Distribution reporting: volumes , costs, accrual vs invoice, KPI management.
- Invoice management: PO’s generation, check invoice and management of payment issues.
- Cost control of warehousing and distribution activities, including in depth analysis of cost development (logistic variances).
- Point of contact with 4Pls or carriers to manage operational issues: slot booking, litigation, quality check.
- Monthly meeting to review KPI’s and service level. This to define and follow-up actions to improve.
- Transport management of in- and outbound distribution with LSP’s:
- monitoring and improving performance and costs.
- checking quality and coordinating issues with manufacturers.
- Active Inventory management to maximize stock reliability and accuracy with minimized cost.
- Execute daily reconciliation analysis of root cause impact analysis of the inventory projection.
- Delivery profile within target (% full trucks, % deliveries in bucket "low volume & long distance")

The Candidate

- Logistics or transport experience gained within an FMCG/3PL/4PL environment
- Previous LSP experience and carriers’ management experience
- Strong analytical skills
- Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
- Self-starter with a result-oriented approach
- Knowledge of cost drivers in LSP and trends

Senior CI Manager

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Senior CI Manager ***High Growth Global FMCG Leader***
£50,000 to £60,000 Per annum + Bonus + Equity + Pension + Healthcare and Holiday
Banbury – Site based with 1 day from home

The Organisation
A high growth global FMCG leader seeking to recruit a Senior Continuous Improvement Manager to join there expanding operational excellence team.

The Role

- Development of clear CI strategy for the Business Unit.
- Manage a team of 3 CI Facilitators
- Co-ordinate the Company's Continuous Improvement activities to provide broader business benefit and a centralised focus and establish a reporting method for these projects.
- Determine and introduce training/development for those involved in management and delivery of CI projects.
- Proactively identify continuous improvement opportunities and achieve target savings through Kaizen.
- Co-ordinate with contract / operational managers to establish process improvements.
- Effectively utilise tools such as LEAN Thinking, Six Sigma methodologies and Value Stream Mapping.
- Design and support implementation projects where process improvement is in scope.
- Create ownership and capability development at sites, supporting site teams to coach and train tools and principles which build and embed a Right First Time / Lean culture.
- Develop and maintain new and existing relationships to share and develop best practice standards.
- Liaise with the SLT and UK Board to design, deliver and review best-practice.
- Analyse data patterns to provide insights and trends to internal and external stakeholders.

 

The Candidate

- Ideally degree educated or equivalent experience
- 3 to 5 years’ experience within a Continuous Improvement role within the FMCG/Logistics/Pharma or allied industry
- A proven track record of delivering significant, sustained business performance improvements.
- Excellent project management toolkit
- Core CI skills and experience (Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Green / Black Belt)
- Demonstrable experience of developing and applying Lean and process improvement tools and techniques in a fast-paced environment
- Able to understand complex information / concepts quickly and disseminate in an understandable way
- Great stakeholder and change management skills.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Data analysis skills.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office platforms including Excel, Word, PowerPoint.