An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of Planning and Logistics to join our Batley Teams at one of the UK’s most loved brands, Fox’s Biscuits; makers of the Party Ring, Chunkie Cookies, Chocolatey, Fabulously and many more.
The Head of Planning and Logistics will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Fox’s Planning and Logistics function which includes Supply Chain Planning, Customer Services, Warehousing and Distribution. This includes responsibility for the 3PL Warehousing and distribution partners, the Fox Fleet and Batley garage.
The successful candidate will have worked in a similar senior management position within Food production or an FMCG environment. They will have extensive experience with Logistics and managing third-party suppliers. They will also have experience with Fleet management, experienced with various retailers, be commercially minded, with good leadership and strong stakeholder management skills.
This is where you come in…
As the Head of Planning and Logistics you will ensure the Logistics operation is carried out within the agreed budgets and preferably with associated savings on a cost per case/pallet basis. Whilst ensuring that the Planning and Logistics function interacts with each other and with other internal functions to ensure an optimal level of customer service.
You will ensure that all company H&S policies are carried out in full and that H&S is the primary consideration in all areas of Logistics activity. Deliver logistics safety KPIs.
You will have extensive experience in managing and developing relationships with third-party providers, as you will manage all third-party providers including warehousing, transport and co-packing providers ensuring KPIs are established and delivered and regular reviews to drive performance are in place.
As The Head of Planning and Logistics you will also have ownership of the division planning processes including leadership of meetings, actions and improvement.
Ensuring achievable and cost-effective production plans are produced to balance factory efficiency, finished goods and WIP stocks and working capital targets are achieved and factories are held accountable for plan performance.
Together with Commercial and customers build effective demand plans and own the short-term plan used for driving production planning and raw material demand. Along with building strong relationship with customer supply chain teams and seek and deliver opportunities for efficiency gains.
This is an opportunity like no other! We’re looking to forward to seeing what you can really do…