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Global Supply Chain Strategy - Network Operations Manager

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you passionate about Global Supply Chain Strategy? Do you have extensive experience in CPG development, end to end network optimization, supply chain sourcing and capacity planning, and project management?

If the answer is a resounding YES, then look no further! Church & Dwight UK Ltd is thrilled to offer you an exciting opportunity to join our exclusive team as a Network Operations Manager – Global Supply Chain.

Location: Folkestone office with Hybrid working.

As a Network Operations Manager, you will play a pivotal role as a leader and liaison between various departments within the Global Supply Chain and throughout Church and Dwight. You will be responsible for owning the crucial 'make vs buy' and capacity utilisation review process. Additionally, you will lead and/or coordinate the end-to-end process of significant Global Supply Chain Projects. Your expertise and skills will be vital to help us achieve our network sourcing strategy, operational excellence, and supply chain resiliency goals.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead capacity review process: Collaborate with various stakeholders to present analysis, opportunities, and recommendations to senior management on network capacity and sourcing.
  • Lead key supply chain projects: Coordinate and execute complex projects that improve business performance, achieve strategic initiatives, and promote best practices across the supply chain network.
  • Manage project plans and risks: Prepare, track, analyse, and adjust project plans, as well as identify and mitigate potential risks, conflicts, and contingencies.
  • Perform product and operational costing: Conduct costing exercises for products and operations. Prepare capital proposals with cost estimates and production impacts.
  • Lead make vs buy analysis: Lead the analysis of whether to make or buy products or services for the supply chain organization.
  • Liaison between SBU's, R&D, and Supply Chain: Act as a link between the strategic business units, research and development, and supply chain for various purposes, such as attending meetings, publishing summaries and action items, and executing cost improvement projects.

The successful candidate will have a degree and extensive experience in CPG development, end to end network optimization strategy, supply chain sourcing and capacity planning, and project management. Attention to detail, critical thinking skills, problem solving, and analyse complex network issues and data are essential for this role. You must exhibit the ability to handle competing priorities, multiple projects, and tasks effectively. Excellent communication skills are required to liaise with both local and remote business partners. Certification in Lean/ Six Sigma  and Power BI will be advantageous.

This role works 37 hours per week Monday-Friday. This role will include the need to travel nationally and internationally.  

In return we offer a competitive package, including 24 days annual leave, a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus, life assurance cover and membership of a health cash plan.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with globally recognized brands and to see your work make a tangible impact in the real world. Sounds interesting? Send us your CV and let’s talk! you

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With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation for accessibility to the online application system, the interview process, completing any pre-employment testing, or any other portion of application process, as a result of impairment from a medical or mental health condition, they may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to     

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