here - Liberation Nuts

April 2015
Liberation Foods CIC – Job Description Operations Manager
Company supply chain expert with overall responsibility for supply chain and stock, from
origin to customer. Key contact for suppliers.
1. Manage relationships with contract manufacturers and warehouses to ensure excellent,
cost efficient service provided.
2. Develop and manage purchase forecast to meet Liberation’s annual business planning
requirements this includes keeping up to date with the nut market.
3. Carry out all raw material and packaging purchases– place purchase orders according to
sales forecast requirements and liaise with suppliers regarding prices, orders and
distribution. Agree prices in consultation with Finance Manager and Managing Director.
4. Drive sourcing related project work at origin in conjunction with Twin, Technical Manager
and Managing Director.
5. Key role to enable and support NPD projects and process, e.g. sourcing of ingredients,
manufacturing and packing service and packaging
6. Ensure monthly updates of sales, stock and purchase forecast – to provide clear and
timely updates to Finance Manager for Management Accounts. Carry our purchase
forecast update and ensure sales and stock updates carried out by colleagues.
7. Check and approve invoices to enable timely production of Management Accounts
8. Input into new product costings and regular updates of existing product costings
9. ‘Line-manage’, mentor and support Operations Assistant
10. Review and improve systems and procedures related to supply chains to ensure efficient,
effective ways of working.
11. Input into FLO and Organic audits & data collection requirements.
Skills and Qualifications
 A degree in logistics/supply chain or similar field
 Knowledge of supply chain management integrated systems (SAP)
 Fluent in English and Spanish
Knowledge and Experience
A passion for Fairtrade and a deeply-held commitment to work on the basis of truly
equitable, long term sustainable relationships with developing country small-holder
At least 3 years experience of working in logistics and supply chain role, preferably within
the food industry
Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to adapt communication style
according to audience
Effective time management skills and ability to prioritise
Problem solving skills
Organisational and planning skills
Computer literate
Essential - a proven ability to:
Lead and manage others
Perform under pressure
Make sound judgements
Focus on delivery
Develop strong external relationships
Use logical persuasion
Exercise diplomacy
Work as part of a team