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Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, age, or disability or union membership status. 

Why Ocado?
At Ocado Logistics, your well-being is our priority. We are committed to nurturing your holistic development and ensuring your journey with us is fulfilling. Our comprehensive benefits package includes a healthy work-life balance, extensive healthcare coverage, competitive salaries, and exclusive employee discounts. We understand the importance of financial security in providing stability and peace of mind. Join Ocado Logistics today and become a part of a culture that wholeheartedly values and supports your well-being throughout every stage of your career.

About Us
Ocado Logistics is the beating heart of our UK business, comprising a network of cutting-edge warehouses, spokes, and offices across the country. Our customer-centric approach is fueled by a passionate team dedicated
to delivering an exceptional shopping experience. With a focus on our people, we drive business results and maximise the value of our employees. At Ocado Logistics, we prioritise meeting the needs and fostering the spirit
of our workforce.

About the Role
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head of Supply Chain Excellence to join our team. Based at our Hatfield head office 3 to 4 days a week, this pivotal position entails the development and deployment of the UK Supply Chain Strategy Roadmap, with a particular focus on implementing projects and programmes within our Supply base. You will lead significant projects impacting multiple major suppliers, such as EDI and Cost to Serve, leveraging collaborative resources from suppliers and your own team. Supporting the Supply Chain Director with industry engagement, including external speaking, you will act as a key point of contact for senior stakeholders, providing expert insights into the latest industry thinking. Additionally, you will lead and develop supply excellence teams, prioritising their work and offering guidance and support. Travel to various Ocado Logistics sites across the UK will be required to maintain and foster stakeholder relationships, enhance team capabilities, and ensure the successful execution of supply chain strategies.

In this pivotal role, you will:

  • Develop and Deploy Strategy: Own the UK Supply Chain Strategy Roadmap with a focus on deploying projects and programs within our supply base.
  • Lead Major Projects: Oversee significant projects affecting multiple major suppliers, such as EDI and Cost to Serve, using collaborative resources from suppliers and your team.
  • Industry Engagement: Support the Supply Chain Director with industry engagement, including external speaking engagements.
  • Stakeholder Management: Act as a key point of contact for senior stakeholders, providing expert insights into the latest industry thinking and considerations.
  • Team Development: Lead and develop supply excellence teams, enhancing their technical and business skills, and providing guidance and support for their work prioritisation.
  • Continuous Improvement: Work with the Supply Chain Director and Leadership Team to enhance team capabilities, improve ways of working, and foster better relationships with stakeholders.
  • Contract Management: Manage 3PL contracts on behalf of the Supply Chain team as needed.
  • Governance and Performance: Actively improve team governance, capabilities, and performance through continuous development.

About You

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Proven experience in leading and coaching teams.
  • Strong knowledge of external best practices.
  • A commercially savvy eye for detail.
  • Excellent collaboration skills with senior managers across departments.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
  • Expertise in organising multiple streams of work in parallel.
  • The ability to effectively influence senior stakeholders.

What We Offer You

Our award-winning recognition scheme celebrates your contributions. Your well-being is at the core of our

  • Flexible Work: Enjoy 30 days of 'work from anywhere' policy for a balanced life.
  • Wellbeing Support: Access dedicated apps and an Employee Assistance Programme for holistic well-being.
  • Generous Leave: Begin with 25 days, growing to 27 after 5 years, with an option to buy more.
  • Pension Plan: Secure your future with our pension scheme, featuring up to 7% employer contribution matching.
  • Private Medical Cover: Rest easy with comprehensive private medical insurance.
  • Family-Friendly Policies: Support for maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, and paternity leave.
  • Financial Aid: Interest-free train tickets and Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Shuttle Services: Convenient free shuttle buses connect you to work.
  • Share Schemes: Participate in exciting share plans and our success.
  • Shopping Perks: Enjoy a 15% discount on and savings at popular retailers and restaurants.
  • Financial Protection: Income Protection and Life Assurance for financial security.
  • Unlock these exceptional benefits at Ocado Logistics. Explore our employee-funded options, including Dental Insurance, Travel Insurance, and more through Benefits+.

We’re in it together, proud of what we do, and always striving to be better. Join us and make a difference. Apply now to become our next Supply Chain Strategy Leader!

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