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Senior Supply Chain Manager

  • Location: Havant
  • Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 9 days ago

Role Overview

To lead the Supply Chain physical planning, inbound freight, International Supply & Distribution. To drive measurable improvement in profitability and customer satisfaction from Supply Chain excellence.

Role accountabilities

* Accountability for Supply Chain Planning in collaboration with Merchandising, logistics and channels

* Accountability for Inbound supply performance and freight budget

* Accountable for contract management of key freight, overseas DC, and distribution services

* Implement new projects to drive financial and customer improvements in the Supply Chain

* Manage contract relationships to deliver excellence in operations

Role Responsibilities Inbound Leadership of Supply Chain

* Responsible for making a direct and measurable impact on availability through effective management and operational leadership of all inbound product flows.

* Provide leadership to ensuring compliance to Customs & Duty requirements

* Lead the relationship with DBMS to ensure an effective supply chain from source to store.

* Manage key contracts in freight and associated services.

* Ensure that the businesses Inbound Supply Chain risks are managed and minimised.

* Maintain deep market knowledge of the international supply chain and freight market

International Supply Chain management and implementation

* Design and deliver Supply Chain solutions to meet commercial objectives in any new geography.

* Manage and lead the operational delivery of product to our USA stores and commercial partners.

* Develop reporting and analysis for day-to-day operations internationally.

Supply Chain Planning

* Develop and implement supply chain planning to drive improved product availability in the supply chain.

* Manage the physical product flows plans daily weekly seasonally to support the logistics operations.

Analytics and Reporting

* Develop new techniques of supply chain analysis to measurably impact profit and customer service

* Develop and deliver daily, weekly, month reporting in key areas of service, costs and channel priorities

Compliance Systems and Audit

* Maintain corporate compliance to Customs & Duty legislative requirements.

* Develop with Internal Audit appropriate data and process efficiency to maintain compliance.

* Lead our relationships with external authorities in customs and duty.

Skills and Experience

* In depth knowledge and experience of leading weekly / monthly inbound & Intl operations in a retail environment.

* In depth knowledge of Supply Chain inbound movements, freight; air road and sea

* Supply Chain design and implementation in internal USA & Europe in particular

* SC reporting and analytic expertise to drive commercial, customer and shareholder value

* Systems and process skill to ensure compliance to Industry Trade legislation

* Delivering service and financial efficiency across the end-to-end Supply Chain

Role Competencies Thorough knowledge of Supply Chain end to end design, operational management and change management

* Thorough knowledge of Inbound freight customs and duty documentation and execution

* Thorough knowledge of SC Design and Implementation in International environments

* Operational leadership of physical e2e product flows for an apparel retail business

Key Contacts and Relationships : External

Suppliers, External Audit Agencies.


* FLM, DC Admin and embedded contract staff

* Key Merchandise teams allocators and planning, outlet team

* Retail Operations, eCommerce and all commercial channel teams

Accountable for Resources :

* All staff in the Supply Chain

* Freight resources

Please find below our list of benefits

* 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

* Perkbox our online platform to use from day one (this includes amazing online discounts, home workouts, wellbeing content, popular brand discounts e.c.t)

* THRIVE Our learning management system- access from day one with 1000 s of pieces of learning

* Dental Insurance (employee funded)

* Pension scheme

* EAP support around the clock- UNUM / Retail Trust / Fashion Textiles Support

* Critical illness / Death in service for Salaried staff

* Sick pay allowances

* O2 phone discount

* Eye Tests / contributions to glasses

* Sabbatical leave in line with service

* Enhanced Family Friendly polices i.e. Maternity Leave

* Refer a friend scheme