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Head of supply planning


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

We are looking for a supply planning manager to join the operations delivery team, as leader of our supply planning team. This is a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast paced supply chain, in a role central to the delivery of the business.

The supply planning team make our operations run smoothly by brilliant supply planning of both finished goods and raw materials. You’ll be responsible for operating the manufacturing network and be responsible for managing their operational performance as well as looking for opportunities to drive continuous improvement in service and cost.

As well as establishing new relationships with external suppliers, you’ll also need to work closely with all areas of the business, from technical, project managers, packaging, finance and our commercial teams to name a few, so you’ll need to be great at building relationships.You’ll work with people at all levels, so strong communication skills are essential, especially when it comes to influencing those internal and external senior bods. Throughout all of your role you’ll need to be highly commercial, ensuring we are making the right decisions for the business.

Your wider teams are planning production to maintain appropriate finished goods stock levels to provide excellent service to our customers. Things can get tricky at times, so you’ll need to be able to keep a cool head and lead your team through any tight spots. A key focus will be launching NPD which can be fiddly, so managing complexity within constraints will come naturally to you, as will effective communication so everyone remains up to speed.

you'll have

We’re looking for somebody with a keen interest in the world of supply planning, who also: 

         has experience at a management level, across a number of areas within the supply chain with experience in short shelf life products

         is an experienced line manager  and is a proven leader (ideally you’ll have led leaders) and motivator of a team to deliver fantastic results, even when the pressure’s on. 

         has used excellent relationship building to hold suppliers to account for both service and financial performance. 

•         is able to analyse performance data to identify opportunities and to lead teams through the continuous improvement journey to drive step changes in performance

you'll get

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.