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  • Job ID: 1042401

  • Salary: £55,000 to £65,000

  • Hours per Week: 37.5

  • Closing date: 17-07-2024

Supply Chain Change and Improvement Manager 

£55,000 to £65,000 plus great benefits (Work Level 5) 

Manchester City Centre, in this role you’ll work in a hybrid way splitting your time between home and working in the office at least once a week

Working 5 days over 7 

We’re looking for a Change and Improvement Manager to join our Supply Chain team. We’ll look to you to optimise our internal supply chain systems and support the wider Co-op to plan for external change programmes. You’ll make sure that Supply Chain processes and the use of SAP is consistent across the Supply Chain team. 

You’ll work with our internal systems and teams to learn and understand SAP, looking at how we can improve the way we use technology across the business. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure to our wider Co-op and connect with a huge network of our internal partners, whilst being an ambassador for change. 

What you’ll do

  • Support the team to identify improvements to SAP ways of working 
  • Working alongside the development provided by our technology team and land it in supply chain 
  • Look for opportunities to continuously improve and pitch ideas around enhancements back to our technology team 
  • Make sure any improvements are shared cross functionally and relevant business processes are updated 
  • Be responsible for making sure supply chain processes are developed in collaboration with internal teams 
  • Identify short term capacity impacts and mitigate any risks to the business 
  • Lead a group of colleagues through a change project or working group to achieve a specific outcome 

This role would suit people who have

  • Experience working for an FMCG retailer, supply chain or logistics 
  • The ability to use and learn new systems with the technical capability to analyse data 
  • Experience in managing change projects 
  • The ability to lead, coach and support individuals through change

Why Co-op? 

If you have the skills that we need, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services).

  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays 
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Private healthcare 
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
  • Coaching and training to support your career development
  • Wagestream app – giving you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn
  • YuLife app – rewarding you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities. 

Building a diverse environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We'll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

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Please note that we may close applications for this role early.