Date: 29 Jan 2024

Location: HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB

Company: McCormick & Company


Haddenham, UK or Peterborough, UK


Reporting to Materials’ Planning Manager, the aim of the role is day to day operation and the responsibility for short- and long-term material planning and 4 direct reports.




  • Provide leadership and oversight to all facets of the Haddenham raw materials, including materials purchasing planning, product life cycle change management, disposals, risk and SLOB management and master data governance. 
  • Take the 4-week plans from the production scheduler and monitor, escalate and manage risks and opportunities related to raw materials supply.
  • Identify and implement improvements to working practices to improve efficiency, performance and reliability in the materials planning processes.
  • Carry out weekly review of obsolescence and manage with internal stakeholders to improve performance across the supply chain end to end.  
  • Responsible for the tactical and strategic factory materials and inventory plans, set targets, manage year on year stock value / inventory turnover improvements to support UK Supply Chain targets.
  • Report relevant KPIs
  • Oversee development and coaching of departmental team members. Develop individual goals for direct reports and ensure alignment to functional OGSM's. Follow up and monitor progress of individual goals and adjust as necessary to changes in business priorities and objectives, 
  • Build bench strength in materials management, using SAP MRP
  • Represent Materials planning on local, regional and global projects, with regard to Commercialisation, CCI and engineering changes.




  • A relevant degree qualification in Supply Chain.
  • Previous experience of management in production / materials planning in food company.
  • Operations, Supply Chain background with proven track record of target focused delivery in fast paced operational environment.
  • Proven leadership and project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of cycle count process.
  • Experience with SAP desirable.
  • Ability to deal with complexity and change.
  • Customer focused.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong user of IT.
  • Experience of inventory analysis and management.


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