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Contract Manufacturing Team Leader


Fruit Towers - London


Supply Chain

innocent started with a simple mission: to make drinks that make it easy to do yourself some good. In 1999 we concocted a few smoothies in our kitchen and tested them on people at a music festival; today we’re blending every type of fruit & veg under the sun and selling drinks right across Europe. We have great ambitions: to show the world that you can build a successful business that cares about more than just profit, and to leave things better than we find them. We’re proud to call ourselves Europe’s favourite little healthy drinks company, but we’re still growing. And that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition, to join in with the next, most exciting, part of our story.

what you'll be doing

As we grow our business it’s important that we are building a supply chain that’s not just fit for today but stands us in good stead for the future too. In this role you’ll be responsible for our relationships and contracts with manufacturing partners across both production and packaging. A huge part of this role will be leading a varied team of six. You’ll be responsible for coaching and developing the team while setting clear direction for the future of contract manufacturing.

You’ll be responsible for building high quality relationships with external suppliers and negotiating longer term contracts with them, so a desire to get out there and represent innocent is an absolute must. You’ll lead on the long-term thinking in this area – who we want to work with and how, as well building and championing our longer term view on how we buy packaging, helping us to achieve our sustainability objectives. You’ll be looking ahead, helping to develop our infrastructure road map until 2023, defining our procurement strategy and ensuring that our strategy minimises any potential Brexit impact. 

you'll have

the ability to successfully coach and develop a high performing team
ideas to cover the big picture and define a long-term strategy for your area
an understanding of how supply chains work- from end to end, including factory knowledge 
commercial acumen –with strong contract negotiation skills, creating those ‘win-win’ outcomes 
communication skills – ensuring you’re able to establish long-term partnerships with our suppliers. 

you'll get

The opportunity to set the strategy across manufacturing and packaging, shaping the future of our supply chain.

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting, challenging role in a fast-growing and dynamic business, with plenty of career opportunities in the UK and across Europe as well as a competitive rewards package.  We also have some great clubs, a free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at. Take a look at our reward page for more details.

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close soon.

Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to. We're all about being healthy and happy here at innocent so we're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us.

No agencies please.