Specialist recruitment resourcing within the food & drink manufacturing sectors


Supply Manager * £38,000 * Chelmsford

Excellent opportunity for a Supply Manager to work with a dynamic Food Distribution business sourcing food from all over the world.

The company is a leading speciality Food Distributor with a vast range of products sourced from Europe and the rest of the world including South America and the Far East.

We want somebody with a passion for food, a solid career record and experience of running a small supply team. A background that includes stock management would also be an advantage.


Reporting into the Head of Supply you will work with Sales teams and Procurement to ensure company stock levels are optimised and supply maintained through proactive management of a designated supplier base using and developing appropriate systems and processes. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Minimising lost sales and wastage whilst maximising cash flow through effective monitoring of stock levels and demand including challenging and enhancing customer forecasting information.
  • Communicating effectively with suppliers, transport providers, Procurement and sales colleagues to maintain optimum levels of supply at all times anticipating, recognising and resolving delivery and supply issues. Requesting, monitoring and maintaining accurate forecast information as necessary.
  • Monitoring Supplier performance and proactively collating supporting data to influence supplier improvement plans for designated core suppliers.
  • Developing, producing and distributing reports, procedures and systems relating to Supply activity to enhance controls within the department in tandem with the Supply Analyst
  • Identify and propose recommendations for change in order to deliver operational efficiencies and commercial benefits without compromising service e.g. transportation, stockholding, packaging.
  • Attending and representing the Supply Team in relevant meeting forums.


You will need to have a strong background in Supply Chain ideally from within the food industry.

Other preferable skills include:

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.
  • Strong team player with a proactive attitude.
  • Experience of importing and/or stock control preferable.
  • It would be an advantage to be educated at degree level in a relevant field.

If this Supply Manager job is of interest and you would like to investigate this further, apply TODAY!!!

“Kandhu Recruitment will consider all applications based on each candidate’s suitability to the role or similar roles within the Food Sector and if we feel you are a relevant candidate we will process your application by adding you to our secure recruitment database and then contacting you to progress job opportunities further. We do not contact unsuitable applicants.”

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