Head of Supply Chain Leading Food Brands
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.
In order to be considered, previous experience in Commodity Buying is essential.
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.
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
Previous experience in commodity buying within the food industry
University degree in Supply Chain / Logistics or an equivalent qualification
Very good people management skills
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.
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