Head of Supply Chain (Food Distribution)

Logistics Executive
Kuwait, Kuwait

Ref: GP327-1065
Logistics Executive

The Role


The Role


Leading Chilled & Frozen Food distributor
Salary package circa up to US$ 110,000 +family tickets + family medical
Based in Kuwait

Our client is a leading importer and distributor of frozen and chilled food products with a wide customer base in Kuwait and Iraq. They are currently seeking to recruit a Head of Supply Chain with experience from a Food/ FMCG distributor in the Middle East. The role is based in Kuwait

The successful candidate will lead Supply Chain improvements to facilitate sales growth whilst controlling inventories & logistics costs.

Responsibilities:

• Responsible for overall performance of supply chain function (including planning, procurement, logistics, warehousing, and customer services) within the business unit.
• Based on Sales Forecasts, plan total inventories, production, finished goods, warehousing and transit inventories to ensure optimization and efficiencies in working capital deployed.
• Coordinate forecast via inputs from commercial, marketing and finance.
• Maintain sufficient safety stocks to offset variances in sales forecasts.
• Review stock aging of saleable and non-saleable inventories; implement action plans for resolution with commercial and marketing division.
• Control freight costs for inbound and outbound flows.
• Be responsible for building sophistication in the demand forecasting process with the objective of accuracy between forecast and actual sales.
• Ensure optimal route planning and the productivity of the trucks and manpower.

Requirements


Requirements


• Minimum 6 years in a supply chain role at a managerial level within the Food/ FMCG industry
• Strong demand planning & forecasting experience in Food/FMCG
• University Degree in Supply Chain/Logistics or an equivalent qualification
• Very good people management skills
• Manage & develop a multinational team to deliver quality performance in a fast paced and challenging market.
• Self-starter
• Very good English communication and presentation skills

About the Company


About the Company


Logistics Executive has been established for more than 10 years and delivers professional Executive Search & Recruitment services to the global Logistics and Supply Chain market.

Our service covers the full spectrum of senior roles within the Logistics & Supply Chain vertical and includes support functions such as Finance & HR. We are also able to provide Interim Managers and Supply Chain Consultants on short or limited term contracts.

Our knowledge and reach in the Logistics & Supply Chain sector usually means that we can provide better candidates than the ‘generalist’ search firms.

We provide a suite of HR & Talent Management consultancy services to the industry including Outplacement, Executive Coaching, Psychometric testing, Assessment, Performance Reviews and Leadership Development programmes.

The Dubai Regional Office covers Africa, Middle East, Central Asia / CIS, South Asia and the surrounding regions - however we source candidates globally through our international network.

Our other international offices cover Europe, S.E. Asia and Asia Pacific.
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