FOOD SUPPLY -CHAIN : Distribution Manager

TITLE : FOOD SUPPLY -CHAIN : Distribution Manager
Salary : Total Compensation of £69,350 ( comprised of a base of £56k plus 10% bonus and car allowance of £7750)
Location: Bucks (Hybrid work 2 days in office/3 days wfh)
Sector: Food
Languages required: Fluent English (other languages are an asset )
Contract : Permanent role
The Company
Global contact service centre providing an international centralised customer care purchasing “ hub” for clients within the food and drink sector .

This organisation is a not-for-profit company and aims to get its retail store clients the best possible prices on food products in order to support them in growing and becoming successful.

This is an open plan office environment and you will be fully responsible for the management of distributors across the supply chain in order to drive down distribution food costs and push up service quality, thereby ensuring the highest level of customer care and savings for clients

The role

The working language here will be English although your distributor network will be international

Build strong relationships with existing direct delivery- to-store food suppliers ( distributors and / or re-distributors)
Undertake monthly Distributor reviews
Set, monitor and review KPI’s
Research potential service improvements
Make innovations in delivery scheduling
Undertake monthly service reviews, track performance and attend distributor meetings
Create successful action plan
Investigate bringing in special promotions, new products and look at price changes
Challenge distributors based globally to identify efficiencies and cost saving opportunities
Ensure that there is harmonization across all the distributors in terms of their delivery capabilities
Identify weaknesses in the distribution network and undertake “ mock tests”
Bid management for new distributors and contract negotiations
Work with the customer services team to investigate areas for improvement in delivery, service and price
Keep up to date on food trends
Research the company’s competitive advantage, potential threats, industry trends, emerging technology, market opportunities and stakeholder focus – and bringing it all together


Supply chain experience within the food sector ideally
Distribution experience
Car driver

  • Location: Buckinghamshire, England
  • Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: ABL Recruitment
  • Posted: 12-Jun-2022
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