Interim Supply Chain Director
Interim Supply Chain Director Greater Manchester Six Months £500 - £600 per day
With revenues of c £30 million and supportive shareholders, our client imports and distributes consumer products through independent retailers, manufacturers and local distributors. Having benefited from substantial capital and financial investment its strategy is focused on growth through ongoing NPD systems development and on-line investment. Profitable and cash generative, it now seeks to appoint a commercial pragmatic Supply Chain professional to support the Chief Executive and take responsibility for the “end to end” Supply Chain.
The Supply Chain Director will be a key member of a collegiate executive driven to develop an integrated Supply Chain for key categories enabling optimum sourcing from low cost countries and enhancing logistics capabilities. The highest service levels to support a diverse product range with a focus on value for money, quality and service is central to the businesses success and is underpinned by the sophisticated online proposition. There is real opportunity to integrate purchasing and drive lead time reductions and stock levels to significantly improve return on capital employed and optimise cash. The individual to be appointed will be a leader with excellent influencing skills and a demonstrable record of designing and delivering Supply Chain strategic change together with being highly customer centric and with strong analytical and strategic thinking ability.
Reporting to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will be robust, independently minded and capable of making tough decisions. He/she will be a business leader and comfortable in an environment requiring quick decision making, market responsiveness and an “action centric” style. A proven record as an interim with demonstrable ability to originate and implement change, this is a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to business initiatives, strategy and key issues. There may well be an opportunity for a permanent appointment.