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Supply Chain Coordinator

Job Details
  • 4508
  • Meridian Foods
  • Wrexham
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • A salary of £24,000 to £30,000 + pension

Supply Chain Coordinator

Meridian Foods was established in the 1980’s and we are one of the fastest growing major food brands in the UK and Ireland, with the widest range of nut butters made in our own factory in North Wales.

We are the first nut butter brand in the UK to be certified palm oil free. We respect the Earth and are conscious of our responsibility as food producers to have a positive impact. We source, transport, and manufacture sustainably with a commitment to the planet.

We are part of SHS Group, a dynamic and entrepreneurial brand owner and service provider which has been thriving for over 40 years in the fast-moving consumer goods sector, employing over 1,000 people across the UK and Ireland.

The Role – Supply Chain Coordinator

Reporting to the Procurement and Sustainability Manager, you will join the Procurement Department within our Wrexham site in North Wales, where you will oversee and manage the purchasing of raw materials and packaging from agreed contracts for the delivery of the final product ready for manufacture. Your duties will include, although not be limited to:

  • Building relationships with key suppliers to ensure delivery deadlines are met and supporting these relationships with bi-weekly forecasting
  • Assessing and approving suppliers, ensuring all hazards associated with the timely supply of raw materials and packaging have been identified
  • Ensuring all agreed contract schedules have minimum forward contract volumes
  • Working with New Product Development Team on projects including packaging and raw material samples
  • Taking responsibility for the sourcing of first to market material and packaging concepts

Our Requirements – Supply Chain Coordinator

  • Proven experience within a purchasing / supply chain role working with packaging or ingredient suppliers
  • Knowledge of the UK FMCG retail industry
  • A cross-functional team player with the ability to take innovative, holistic decisions based on a wider business perspective
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Highly driven, commercially minded, with solid critical thinking and analytical skills

Although not essential, working knowledge of Sage 200 would be advantageous.

The Package

As Supply Chain Coordinator, you’ll receive:

  • A salary of £24,000 to £30,000 per annum
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Permanent contract, working 38 hours per week Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm and Friday 8am to 2pm with flexibility required during busy periods

All applications for this Supply Chain Coordinator (Purchasing / Procurement) vacancy are to be submitted online.

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