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Senior S&OP Manager

Aug 26, 2021


This is a great time to join All About Food, a rapidly growing £70M+ turnover SME with high growth ambitions. With over 20+ years’ experience in licensing, we are the business that makes restaurant brands successful in retail. You may not have heard of us, but we are confident you will be aware of the brands we market in the UK & Ireland.


We manufacture and sell restaurant and coffee shop brands under licence in Grocery. Our portfolio of brand partnerships includes Nando’s, Costa Coffee, PizzaExpress, Pret-a-Manager, Wagamama, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Red’s True BBQ, and Wahaca.


At the heart of our business is a set of core values that underpin everything we do.

An example of this is our ambition to become B-Corp certified within the next 12 months, and we are on-track to achieving this goal. Having a positive impact and creating change means creating the right culture and climate. We believe we succeed as a team, and strive to get better, be better and achieve more together every day. Our team know we are in it together, and it always feels like it



Leading from the front, you will assume ultimate responsibility for the organisations S&OP process and its development over the short, medium and long term.

You will lead the S&OP department to drive for world class supply chain performance whilst developing and implementing an operational planning strategy for the business, including significantly invested forthcoming projects in line with local and Global supply chain plans.


This role will realise continuous improvement in regard to logistics and planning, cost optimisation, maximising service and fundamentally ensuring our brands are on shelf for our loyal customers to enjoy.


Furthermore, this role will provide leadership/mentoring for the S&OP function and its wider Supply Chain teams. Along with fostering collaborative relationships with our 3rd party members to ensure supply chain efficiency and optimisation is achieved.


Key Accountabilities


  • Overall management and delivery of an efficient and accurate Sales and Operational Planning function for the business
  • Identification of improvement areas and integration of business system processes with the organisations internal systems
  • Leadership of the development and implementation of a comprehensive forecasting and production planning model which increases customer service levels and improves operational efficiencies
  • Engagement with Supply Chain function and co-packers/manufacturers to establish inventory management/replenishment strategies to drive improved customer service levels while minimising inventory investment
  • Coordination of all monthly forecast analysis in collaboration with Supply Chain and Sales teams that will be reviewed in monthly consensus meetings
  • Maintain strong working relationship with Sales, Marketing and Trade Promotion functions in order to effectively distinguish incremental demand (events) from run-rate demand (market share)
  • Focus on service level gains and inventory reduction through forecast accuracy improvement
  • Proactively monitor and communicate trends and cross-functionally develop recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Coordinate reporting and analytical measurement tools to ensure business objectives are being met. This will include highlighting root causes and developing corrective action alternatives
  • Maintain strong working relationship with systems/BI teams to develop automation and continued enhancements in support of S&OP processes.



Key Skills


  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Project Management
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams




  • Extensive experience in Sales and Operations Planning within a FMCG/Food/Pharma/Manufacturing setting
  • Experience of working with SAP/Anaplan/Oracle and other associated business systems


Now is your chance to join our team of bright, creative and delightfully different foodies

All applications welcome. Please email us at iwanttowork@allaboutfoodltd.com with reference: S&OP