3rd Party Inbound Supply Lead

  • Job Reference: 742322501
  • Date Posted: 16 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Nestlé
  • Location: Gatwick
  • Salary: £38,000
  • Sector: Business Management, Data and Analytics, Marketing and Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex, Part Time Flex, Super Flex
  • Duration: Happy to talk flexible working
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for a 3rd Party Supply Lead who will manage and lead the ISC team in 3rd party to ensure supply to the business, at the right time and right cost; a proactive and passionate individual who has good communication skills and attention to detail.


Our supply chain really is at the heart of our entire business, working with Nestlé and third-party Suppliers such as GXO and IPS, the success of the business relies on its ability to effectively manage our hugely complex operation. We will offer you all the support and guidance necessary to succeed in this role with the opportunity to progress with a great career in Nestlé.


This role can be based at any of our UK sites; ideally York or Gatwick as you will be expected to travel to these locations regularly.


This is a full-time permanent opportunity, but we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to us during the recruitment process on what this could look like. 


A day in the life of...


You will be responsible for the Line Management and leading the team for 3rd Party Inbound Supply Coordinators (ISC’s) fulfilling the requirements of the production plans by supporting our ISC's, leading and delivering inbound projects and winning through best in class aligned processes, measures and reviews.


Key responsibilities include-


•    The effective management of a team of 4 ISC’s, and execution of the annual people process. 
•    Enable an optimised replenishment plan for raw and packaging materials over an 18month horizon to ensure supply of material to production by supporting ISC processes and actioning any escalation.
•    Monitor top line supplier performance through VES ensuring with the ISC's that plans are developed, and improvements are carried out. 
•    Work with suppliers and procurement business support and the supply stream to identify and exploit improvement opportunities to drive TDC, service improvements or working capital reductions. 
•    Review ways of working and drive standardisation and best practice across all co-pack operations. 

What will make you successful


To be successful we would expect:

•    Previous experience in Supply Chain, preferably with knowledge of inbound supply processes. 
•    Ideally had experience managing a small team or exposure to line management activities.
•    Open to ambiguity and change, allowing for pragmatic and agile solutions in a new environment.
•    Excellent teamwork and virtual collaboration accompanied by a self-motivated passion for success.
•    A proactive individual with the ability to self-manage and a strong problem-solving mindset.
•    Effective influencer and communicator across all levels of the business, with a drive to improve existing processes.
•    Intermediate understanding of software applications e.g. Microsoft Excel, SAP etc.

What you need to know


This is a full-time permanent opportunity but we are always open to discuss individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to use during the recruitment process on what this could look like. We will be considering applicants as they apply, so please don’t delay in submitting your application. 

The closing date for this role is 30th Nov 2021.

We will be considering candidates as they apply so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers.  That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process.  Be yourself, everyone else is taken!  

Right to work in the UK  

In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. The successful candidate therefore must be able to demonstrate their right to work status for the UK during the recruitment process. We have assessed this role and it could be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and you are unable to gain this independently, we may be able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route in line with the Home office guidelines. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route and understand the immigration fees that you would be responsible for when making a visa application. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.