Product, Development and Activity Controller (Supply Chain)Job ID 4710
Location United Kingdom
|Functional Vision & Mission|
Vision: Quality products delivered on time and in full by a team of great people, enabling profitable growth
Mission: Through expert knowledge and collaborative working we will deliver a “best in class” integrated Supply Chain, to support our business growth and delight both our customers and consumers.
Main Purpose of Job
This position reports to the Supply Chain Director and is an integral element of the supply chain leadership team.
The role is responsible for:
Leading and developing the Product and Activity department, developing Supply chain product design/project management strategy and ensuring that products are brought to market in a controlled and managed way
Managing the full program of development from idea stage to in market. This incorporates process management, packaging design/technology, procurement, delivery of materials and the management of master data and product lifecycle
Responsible for the procurement of direct materials in a timely, cost efficient and sustainable way
Coordination of program with senior team via Product Management Review (PMR) element of the Business Planning process
Represent Supply Chain at PMR meeting, supporting with insight on the latest demand and supply plans, highlighting gaps between forecast and budget, along with any supply constraints
Lead the Packaging and Procurement team ensuring that
packaging is procured within cost targets and delivered at least 2 weeks prior to use
packaging is planned systemically and integrated into the wider planning processes
Lead the development of the Master data strategy including
data validation checks
packaging waste data for internal and external use fit for the future under EPR legislation
In conjunction with the IT team, ensure the Lindt master data systems are fit for purpose, used correctly and well understood
Leadership of product life cycle process – Management of origination and NPD and obsolescence
Long term project – Establishment of Master data validation and set up systems
Lead, motivate, coach and develop the Product and Activity team by setting clear priorities aligned to the Game Plan objectives and Supply Chain Strategy. Ensure they deliver these and are equipped with the skills required for current and future needs.
Lead cross functional ways of working ultimately ensuring alignment to and focus on business Game Plan
Manage any performance issues quickly and directly, holding to account where necessary
This roles requires the individual to build and maintain relationships with key internal and external contacts:
External: Lindt Global teams, factories, DHL and key suppliers
Internal: Supply chain team, Customer teams, Marketing, Business Operations, Commercial Finance, IT
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Preferred
The role is head-office-based in Feltham (60% of time), England.
You will be joining a global, innovative leader of premium chocolate, operating in over 120 countries around the world. With its iconic market leading brands such as Lindor & Excellence, Lindt is one of the few companies which controls every step of its chocolate production “from bean to bar”, manufactured across 12 wholly owned production sites in Europe and the USA.
In return Lindt offers a fantastic package which includes competitive basic salary, bonus, pension, healthcare, generous holiday allowance, cycle to work scheme as well as many other exciting benefits including, of course, a generous chocolate allowance!