Sourcing Supply Manager
Kingfisher IT Services
14 zile în urmă

About Kingfisher

We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot or Koçtaş. We’re made up of 79,000 passionate people, call 1,302 stores home and operate in 10 countries.

That’s right, we’re big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world.

And that’s where you come in.

This role is part of our Supply & Logistics Team. This function manages and operates the supply and logistics activities for all OpCos.

The role of S&L is to create an integrated supply chain, from vendor to customer to improve levels of stock efficiency, reduce duplication and costs.

In summary, specific impacts include :

  • OSC direct sourcing strategy is driving a move to increase far sourcing of product. As a result, stock held in distribution centres is expected to double across the Group over the next 5 years
  • Easier implementation will establish the principle of central stock planning and replenishment. For many OpCos this will generate a shift change in S&L activities, skills and resources
  • The Logistics Network Transformation project will create the road map to deliver an integrated logistics infrastructure, creating single stock points for OpCos working together under one roof
  • The Unified offer is driving unprecedented levels of range change & implementation demands across the Group, including Supply & Logistics
  • Responsibilities

    The Supply Manager role is a critical part of a sourcing office managerial team responsible for managing and optimising a portfolio of vendor relationships required in managing stock, maximising availability, and minimising supply costs across all nine Kingfisher Operating Companies for the Balkans vendor base.

    They will also manage a number Supply Analysts which will provide support in managing the supply chain performance of these vendors to all Op Co's.

    The role holder will work directly alongside Regional Sourcing Office General Manager and his / her team office leading the development of the supply and logistics content, directly influencing both the long term strategic and the ongoing operational aspects of the standards required to maximise the profit contribution of all products.

    This role will ensure vendors and their supply chains are fully capable of supporting the flow of goods at all points in their relationship across all nine Kingfisher Op Co's.

    Further the role will be the primary conduit for strategic and tactical supply chain development of Unified vendors. Each role will facilitate up to £1bn of vendor spend.

    To do so, you will build long term, positive and strategic relationships with the vendors in their portfolio as part of a holistic effort to strengthen Kingfisher’s relationship with all Unified vendors leading to the identification and implementation of a significant and tangible improvement against the Kingfisher CPR objective of 7%.

    You will lead the Supply Chain agenda at vendors, within sourcing offices, logistics Op Co market and OSC category teams to ensure the introduction and ongoing management of Unified ranges are planned appropriately to deliver the required level of sales and profit.

    You should be able to develop, define, implement and maintain a consistent performance framework for the flow and delivery of goods into all Op Co's and use this framework to identify and implement continuous improvements in vendor performance.

  • You will identify, manage and improve systemic vendor and Op Co performance issues for Unified through active stakeholder management ;
  • and conduct regular and timely vendor performance reviews to include sign off of consolidated forecasts, product flow performance and delivery performance for all Op Co’s.

    You will also influence the senior stakeholders within the regional sourcing offices to raise awareness, build support for and incorporate supply chain considerations in both their immediate and long term negotiations with all vendors.

    Finally, you will manage a team of Analysts to generate timely and accurate vendor performance metrics that provide insight presenting commercial opportunity from the supply chain.

    Ensure any developments in process, systems and ways of working meet the required supply and logistics operating standards as defined in the vendor manual.

    Providing line management, coaching and development to a small team of analysts ensuring each is meeting their full potential through understanding of best practice principles, the right behaviours and performance measures required

    Generally, you will act as an ambassador for the Supply and Logistics function and develop strong collaborative relationships with other teams in the OSC, OpCo’s and vendors.


    We are looking for someone with a strong experience in managing the end-to-end supply chain operations, working in a commercial environment, including managing teams.

    Expertise in managing vendor performance is required.

    You are a degree holder or above, preferably in Business, Supply Chain or Logistics.

    You have an analytical mind set, and you are able to prioritise and manage multiple concurrent deliverables and senior stakeholders.

    You are fluent in English. French and Romanian would be an advantage.

    Please note that driving licence is required as you would be traveling onto several places to meet suppliers.

    To be successful on this role, you should have confidence in the skills outlined below and be able to apply these in routine and familiar situations with occasional guidance from others :

  • Expert knowledge of the factors involved in managing vendors and operations across the international and domestic logistics network to ensure ongoing replenishment for OpCos is OTIF
  • Proven track record in working with vendors and operating companies to identify opportunities to align and consolidate order volumes and manage stock capacity across multiple regions
  • Deep understanding of the required specifications and standards in the onboarding of vendors into the supply chain
  • Deep knowledge of the key metrics involved in the management of vendor performance. This will involve addressing any areas of repeated underperformance by vendors
  • Clear understanding of the full product lifecycle together and supply chain cost drivers to ensure new ranges launches and promotions are delivered OTIF
  • Understanding of the key drivers in manufacturing, transport, warehousing, retail operations and how this is integrated with forecasting and planning
  • Deep knowledge of the end-to-end supply chain
  • A working knowledge of supply systems and processes within a retail environment, and a detailed of commercial understanding of what drives the business
  • An understanding of how to integrate sustainability throughout all processes and decision making in supply to create more value socially, environmentally and financially.
  • What's in it for me ?

    This is an exciting opportunity to join our global business. In return, we provide an inspirational working environment, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to stretch and grow your career.

    Interested? Great, we can’t wait to hear from you.

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