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EU/UK Supply Chain (contract)

Impossible Foods

Impossible Foods

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
We are looking for a skilled Supply Chain Contractor with in-depth knowledge of UK and European Union (EU) procurement, regulations and logistics to assist in the development and implementation of our supply chain operations in the EU via a short-term contract (approximately 12 months) with the possibility of extension to complete phase 2 deliverables in support of ramp up activities. The successful candidate will develop a new supply chain network for Impossible Foods while collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure efficient and cost-effective supply chain processes, support of commercialization efforts, compliance with local regulations, and seamless integration with our existing global supply chain network.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Distribution & Logistics: Identify transportation and warehousing network distributors (distributor and/or direct managed), including developing suitable 3PL partners to streamline the supply chain. Partner with internal Tax/Compliance teams to ensure solutions align with regulatory requirements.
  • Vendor Selection: Identify and engage with local suppliers, distributors, and 3PL partners - develop vendor selection recommendations and plans
  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure that all supply chain activities comply with EU/UK regulations, including customs, import/export procedures, and product labeling and EU/UK data protection regulations.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate supply chain risks and develop contingency plans to address disruptions, such as trade disputes, weather events, or geopolitical issues.
  • Performance Metrics: Develop KPIs and reporting mechanisms to monitor supply chain performance, and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with various internal departments, such as Sales, Marketing, and Finance, to ensure alignment with supply chain strategies and objectives.
  • Cost Efficiency: Continuously seek cost-saving opportunities and process improvements while maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Training and Knowledge Transfer: Train local staff and teams on EU supply chain procedures, ensuring a seamless handover for successful long-term operations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or Bachelor's + experience) in Operations, Supply Chain or similar field and 8-12 years of experience.
  • Proven track record in supply chain management and commercialization within the EU/UK.
  • Strong understanding of EU supply chain regulations and customs procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and optimize complex supply chain networks.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and project management skills.
  • Analytical mindset with proficiency in data-driven decision-making.
  • Proficiency in relevant supply chain software and tools.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
  • Fluent in English & Dutch.
  • Location - Netherlands or UK with the requirement to travel to Netherlands.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Distribution and logistics experience within the consumer packaged goods industry.
  • Experience with setting up order to cash processes.
  • Experience with financial integration of supply chain and sourcing systems.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of the plant-based industry.