An accomplished Head of Supply planning is sought to head the Procurement & Supply Chain department in an established industrial / manufacturing company. The position will require strategic vision, strong leadership abilities, and a keen understanding of supply chain dynamics.

Client Details

This company is a leading player in the industrial / manufacturing industry, with a global footprint that spans over 60 countries. With a workforce exceeding 7,000 employees, the company prides itself on its commitment to innovation, quality, and sustainability.

This role is within the Procurement & Supply chain sector based in Cheltenham


The Key Responsibilities of the Head of Supply planning will be;

  • Overseeing the Procurement & Supply Chain department, ensuring optimal efficiency and productivity
  • Formulating and implementing procurement and supply chain strategies to enhance business performance
  • Managing relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Ensuring supply chain compliance with industry regulations and standards
  • Leading and mentoring a team of procurement and supply chain professionals
  • Working closely with other department heads to align supply chain processes with business objectives
  • Overseeing the management of inventory to meet demand requirements
  • Assessing supply chain risks and developing contingency plans


A successful Head of Supply planning should have:

  • A strong educational background in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Prior experience in a leadership role within the procurement and supply chain department
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain processes and strategies
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and a keen understanding of vendor management
  • Proficiency in supply chain software and tools
  • Develop and lead a Team of 20 Supply planners and 2 Team leader
  • Ability to inspire lead a diverse team in a fast moving environment
  • Challenge the status quo and not afraid to make changes.

Job Offer

The Head of Supply planning will receive;

  • An attractive salary range of £65,000 to £85,000 per annum
  • Additional benefits including a £700 per month car allowance and a 15% bonus
  • A supportive and inclusive work culture that values employee development and growth
  • The opportunity to lead a dynamic team within a globally recognised company

We encourage ambitious candidates who are ready to take on a rewarding leadership role within the industrial / manufacturing industry to apply. This Head of Supply planning position based in Cheltenham could be the next step in your career.

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