Senior Manager, Cost Optimisation - Northern Europe

Irlams O' Th' Height, UK
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29 Sep 2020

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Senior Manager, Cost Optimisation - Northern EuropePosted Date:9/10/2020 1:08:36 PMJob Type:FullTimeReq #:JR983Location:Manchester, Lancashire GBJob Category:Supply ChainBrambles companies, including CHEP, help move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Our 330 million pallets, crates and containers are continuously in motion, forming the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as 'pooling'. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. The Group employs more than 10,000 people and operates in over 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For further information, please visit Job DescriptionThe main responsibility of the role is to control, understand, identify, drive, and manage efficiencies and cost improvement opportunities across the whole Northern Europe Supply Chain Network. Controlling function for the supply chain cost.Key Accountabilities Budget ManagementCoordinator of annual budget preparation for the supply chainDevelop the budget with input from all stakeholdersPrepare all budget proposal documentation in preparation of presentation to senior management.Continuously identify of any deviation from budget and identification of actions to close off the variance.Budget, analysis & report on operational statistics, ABC metrics.Forecast Review For Quarterly Forecast review. Ensure all financial information issued to wider business is correct and validated by all stakeholders.Identify areas needed for improvement and liaise with the stakeholders to close off any gaps vs. forecasted target.ControllingActive cost controlling of all subcontracted- and CHEP owned Plants & On site Solutions Service locationsActive cost controlling for the operational- and logistic cost.Monthly agreement of the allocation plan and flows plan with central planning, logistics and supply chain leadership team.Regular review with Operations, Central- and Local Planning and Logistics to close off current issues quickly.Monitoring and Control of the Supply Chain projects pipeline to assure the execution on timely cost savings.Preparation and presentation of monthly reviews with Senior Supply Chain Leadership and the central- and local supply chain functions.Validation of OPR and Final Financial numbers for Key Projects.Identify cost savings measures within the Supply Chain.Standardization of processes and cost structures at regional level.Support Supply Chain and Carrier Managers with analysis & data provision as requiredSupport business development activities.Tariff change approval process as requiredSign off of Ad Hoc Purchase order process, weeklyAsset ControllingProject/Programme ManagementDrive Lean and Waste reduction projectsDrive Cost improvement projects assigned to the budgetSupply Chain Leadership training on SAP and SAP related proceduresPlant Office procedures/process and training to ensure compliance on stocks and flowsPlant Operations leader for "On-Site Solution" implementation from a Cost Element and impact on the Plant Network perspective.KPI ManagementPreparation, monitoring and improvement of all key cost drivers incl. Direct Costs, CAPEX.Lead KPI data collationCarry out Cost Analysis and identify ways of continuous improvement and drive those opportunities,Supply chain KPI dashboard / Scorecard management.Coordination / cooperation of different finance areas of input / output.OtherLeadership from a cost perspective in any other areas, e.g. quality investment plant, impact tracking external managed like Shaping the Future projectsSupport new business developments with cost of ownership calculations from a supply chain perspective.Generate ad-hoc reports and preparation of adequate reportingSupporting and implementation of Admin Best Practices & SOP around the network for the different countries.Admin responsibilities to monitor stocks, variance, SCRAP, movements through the networkExperience Cost management experience in a Plant Operations- or Logistics environment.Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysisDemonstrated experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organizationQualifications Master- or bachelor's degree in Finance or business administration/ economics with specialization in Financial Controlling.Preferred EducationBachelorsPreferred Level of Work Experience7 - 10 yearsWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Brambles or CHEP representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at
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