Operations and Supply Chain Director
Our client is a highly successful and innovative developer of nutraceuticals; natural products that are derived from food products that have clinically proven health enhancing effects.
This early stage, well financed VC backed company is now in a major phase of growth; its current portfolio of products will soon be joined by a significant number of others, that will more than treble their offering.
The role has overall responsibility for efficient running of all operational aspects of the business, and defines, designs and implements processes that efficiently utilize resources to take products from inception through to their ultimate marketable stage.
This position reports to the CEO, with close working peer relationships with the Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Global New Product Identification and currently will have one direct report, QA Manager, with rising team management responsibility growing commensurately with the forecasted company growth. Along with the CEO, you will be a main contact for company suppliers and partners.
You will be a highly polished experienced operations leader with extensive experience of end-to-end supply chain management, combined with strong general management. You will have an ability to understand the needs of a science based business that has to balance the needs of production with a raw material that is prone to seasonal fluctuations. Experience of products that are manufactured with inventory controls that include anticipation/seasonal and safety stock in the forecasting will be highly desirable. Your approach will be both strategic and hands-on, and you will be attracted to organisations that are entrepreneurial with high growth potential.
Qualifications: A relevant degree with further degree or professional qualification is desirable
To find out more about this vacancy please contact Nigel Job. / +44 (0) 1223 550 860