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Supply Chain Manager

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location: Manchester, UK or Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands Cargill’s Starches and Sweeteners business is at the hub of the global food industry producing sweeteners, wheat protein and alcohol for customers in the confectionery, brewing, drink, dairy, farming and bakery sectors. This role will be to lead, advise and support decision making on all major supply chain planning activities for which the team is accountable. This includes data management, reporting and analysis, client interaction and business partnerships. We are looking for a strong people manager to lead a team of 10 technical supply chain people across 3 sites in The UK, the Netherlands and the Nordics. This will involve resource, budget and project management for the locations, including management of relationships of third party providers such as hauliers, logistics providers, toll processes and export agents. This position, by focusing on scheduling and logistics efficiency and optimisation, has a major impact on the logistical cost of supply chain.

Major Tasks:

+ Provide guidance to the team on capacity of inventory in relation to demand of customer orders. Work with team to determine how and when to modify the original forecast and plan

+ Control and record stock levels and monitor inventory health and coordinate management of shelf life of products to team members

+ Provide feedback and supervision to all forecasting processes. Reconcile data for processes, and coach stakeholders on how to refine it e.g. forecast related issues, rolling sourcing plan etc

+ Uses broad knowledge of supply chain planning practices and procedures to develop and provide input to tactical sales and operations plans and other supply chain strategies

+ Accountable for direct performance management, talent development, succession planning and engagement of the team

+ Monitor and improve OTIF (on time, in full) performance

+ Communication on all operational planning levels with local stakeholders

+ To ensure efficient management and administration of all logistics activities like warehousing, toll filling & processing, shuttling or container administration.

+ Develop and maintain relationship with internal Supply Chain functions with influence on order fulfilment (Customer Services, Shipment Execution, Transport Scheduling) to ensure smooth operation



+ University Degree (or equivalent) or extensive relevant experience

+ Strong background in supply chain gained in an equivalent multi-site/multi-country manufacturing operation

+ People leadership experience

+ Very good understanding of production processes, scheduling and logistics processes

+ Experience of Forecasting models and execution of Sales and Operational Planning processes

+ Fluent in English and another European language is preferred

+ Experience of managing a budget

+ Pro-active, self-starter

+ Intermediary MS Excel skills

+ Ability to travel across the three sites; initial expectations will be around 50% within the first 6-12 months before reducing once the post holder is stable

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. Interested? Then please send us your CV today.

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Supply Chain Management

Primary Location

United Kingdom-ENG-Manchester

Other Locations

Netherlands-NB-Bergen op Zoom



Job Type



Day Job

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