Supply Chain Leader

London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
20 Jan 2017
20 Feb 2017
Specialist Area
Supply Chain
Contract Type
Full Time


We’re looking for someone to head up our entire logistics network. Sound simple?  Since we make, move, and sell nearly 1 million bottles a day in over 14 different countries, using an entirely chilled supply chain; this job isn’t for the faint hearted. 

If the above doesn’t sound challenging enough, we’re doing this whilst growing at over 10% a year and bringing new manufacturing and logistics partners on board continuously to meet our ever more complex portfolio.

In this Job you’d be report to the Head of Supply Chain Operations (SCO), looking after all the transport and warehousing operations across Europe (and beyond), for the whole innocent business. We run an outsourced, but in control, operation and utilise a team of 8 people to ensure the logistics network runs smoothly and our partners deliver to our high expectations.

With an operational budget of £30m you’ll be expected to deliver against this and identify productivity opportunities either through great negotiation or network optimisation.  Whilst the job is UK based, there will be some travel around Europe to manage and establish new suppliers.  

Another key aspect of this role is that you’ll be the natural second in command for the Head of SCO, deputising where appropriate; so you’ll need to ensure you have great knowledge and understanding of the whole supply chain.


That’s enough about us.  what are we looking for from you?

We're not just looking for a logistics pro. We're after someone who also has a breadth of experience across manufacturing, planning and all things supply chain

The perfect candidate would have a manufacturing or engineering degree with substantial experience in supply chain senior leadership roles

An inspirational leadership style is key, evidenced by development of high-quality talent and engagement of your direct team, and impact on the wider business

Market-leading commercial acumen, with a track record of managing and negotiating complex supplier relationships, conducting negotiations at the highest level, and creating long-term mutual commitment

Experience of managing & delivering strategic change in a high growth organisation

You’ll enjoy operating with a high degree of autonomy in a fast paced environment. When we say fast, we mean fast.

Experience within FMCG is desirable (especially chilled), but if you think you’ve got the transferable skills then please talk to us

A proven track record of influencing thinking at a senior level, both within and outside of our span of control, and delivering strong performance managing multi country 3PL operations.

Does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to hear from you. applications close 5th feb with the successful candidate starting asap, so get your skates on.


Salary - competitive

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities in the UK and across Europe as well as a competitive rewards package.  We also have some great clubs, a free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at. Take a look at our reward page for more details.

Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don’t have to. We’re all about being healthy and happy here at innocent so we’re open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us.

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