Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager


Why join our team:


Mash Direct is an award-winning leader in the UK’s food manufacturing industry specialising in high-quality, ready-to-eat vegetable and potato products. Due to continued growth, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Supply Chain to join our accomplished team to play a decisive role in shaping the next chapter of our company’s journey.


About you:


In this exciting and newly created role you will report directly to the Senior Operations Team and play a pivotal role in overseeing and enhancing the end-to-end supply chain activities of Mash Direct, with a strong focus on effective production planning.


The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing sales forecasts, amending production plans, and implementing strategies to maximise product availability while minimising wastage.



Key Responsibilities:


– Develop and execute a comprehensive supply chain strategy with a primary focus on production planning, aligned with the company’s overall operational objectives.

– Collaborate with Operations, Production and Procurement to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement of raw materials and packaging for efficient production planning.

– Work closely with the Procurement department to secure optimal pricing from vendors and establish strong relationships with suppliers, considering production requirements to ensure service levels are met.

– Review and analyse sales forecasts to adjust production plans, ensuring maximum availability of product lines while keeping wastage to a minimum.

– Coordinate with the Despatch and Sleeving department to ensure accurate and timely order fulfilment in accordance with revised production plans.

– Monitor and enhance warehouse operations to maximise space utilisation and minimise errors in inventory management related to production planning.

– Collaborate with the Quality department to ensure food safety, quality, and hygiene standards are maintained throughout the production planning process.

– Implement and optimise traceability systems to track and monitor the flow of products from procurement to delivery, focusing on production planning adjustments.

– Lead initiatives to identify and mitigate supply chain risks associated with production planning, ensuring resilience to disruptions.

– Analyse data to identify areas for improvement in production planning efficiency and implement continuous improvement programmes.

– Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) related to production planning and overall supply chain performance.





– Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience in Supply Chain Management, with a strong focus on production planning, preferably in the food manufacturing industry.

– Strong understanding of procurement, demand planning, logistics, and inventory management.

– Demonstrated ability to develop and execute supply chain strategies with a focus on production planning to meet business objectives.

– Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

– Effective communication and collaboration skills.

– Proficient in using supply chain management software.


The Supply Chain Manager will contribute significantly to the success of Mash Direct by optimising production planning processes, ensuring product availability, and minimising wastage.


If you have a proven track record in supply chain management with a focus on production planning and are ready to play a crucial role in a dynamic and growing company, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


An excellent salary and benefits package is available for the successful candidate including:


– Free Mash Direct products

– Subsidised gym membership

– Cycle to work scheme.

– Free onsite parking



Job Types: Full-time, Permanent



Salary: From £40,000.00 per year




– Casual dress

– Cycle to work scheme

– Discounted or free food

– Employee discount

– Free parking

– On-site parking

– Referral programme

– Sick pay



We look forward to hearing from you!

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