Supply-Chain / Shipping Manager

Bennett and Game are currently working with a leading Fresh Produce Packaging & Distribution firm based in the Dartford area actively recruiting a Supply-Chain Manager to join their expanding and successful team.

Our client offer total storage, packaging and UK & international distribution of fresh produce.

Supply-Chain / Shipping Manager Position Overview

Within this diverse and fast paced role you will manage total supply-chain, shipping and account management responsibilities. Your role will cover 3 main areas in –

Personal Management and Leading the team:

You will be responsible for running and managing the Supply Chain / Account team. You will support, lead and develop a high performing team.
You'll motivate and develop the team to achieve more through coaching, succession planning and great career conversations.Running the supply chain for Retailers:

You and your team will be responsible for moving containers of fruit around the world. This will include working with growers and internal teams to make this happen.
You will be the expert in moving product from South Africa all the way to our pack house, here in the UK. You will be very comfortable handling lots of data, from managing stocks to receipting complex orders.Process Improvement of Supply-chain & Shipping:

You will spot opportunities in our current process and suggest alternative ways of doing things and not be afraid to challenge the status quo.
You will liaise with the internal teams to improve process and lead projects and teams to succeed.
You will drive improvements externally with customers and actively drive improvements to reduce our carbon footprint.
Supply-Chain / Shipping Manager Position Requirements

Strong commercial and supply chain experience, preferably within produce or FMCG
Leadership of a cross functional team or team management experience
Ability to make decisions quickly, sometimes with limited information
Experience negotiating rates, dealing with forwarders and quoting.
Experience dealing with fresh produce suppliers and accounts – Highly DesirableSupply-Chain / Shipping Manager Position Remuneration

Salary DOE – £40 – 45k basic salary
Monday – Friday (office hours)
25 days holiday + banks
Excellent and real progression opportunities
Additional Benefits can be discussedWe, Bennett and Game Recruitment, a technical recruitment agency based in Chichester are acting as a Recruitment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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