Chief Supply Chain Officer

05 / 10 / 2021

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Management / Supervisor / Manufacturing

Description

The Company
Our purpose is to inspire Kiwis to be happier and healthier, one meal at a time.
  
My Food Bag is an online food delivery business and New Zealand’s longest-standing meal-kit provider, operating in the $37 billion New Zealand retail food sector. Each week My Food Bag delivers thousands of boxes full of nutritious, locally sourced ingredients along with easy-to-follow recipes direct to families across New Zealand, taking the stress out of mealtimes and bringing families together. Since the business commenced trading in 2013, we have delivered over 84 million meals to New Zealanders.
My Food Bag operates in the fast-growing online food delivery market. The business’ extensive database, high brand awareness, digital capabilities and nationwide coverage provide a strong platform for growth in this market, as well as an opportunity for expansion beyond our current scope.

To find out more about My Food Bag, their values and vision, visit their website: www.myfoodbag.co.nz

  
The opportunity:
The purpose of the role is to lead the supply chain function.  This entails procurement, through assembly, and logistics processes – from source to the customer’s front door.  The Chief Supply Chain Officer is pivotal to the weekly deliveries of tens of thousands of customer orders across New Zealand.  The business has an exciting growth roadmap beyond the current offer, which will result in increasingly complex supply chain needs to compete effectively in a fast-developing category of home-delivered fresh food, at scale.
  
As well as leading the Supply Chain function you will also be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team working alongside the CEO and colleagues from finance, marketing, digital, development, and HR. You will have considerable exposure at Board level. As a senior leader in a listed business, this is a high-profile opportunity in New Zealand.
  
You will have the ability and drive to flourish at all levels, continuously raising the bar and driving improvements across people, systems, and performance. This is a high-impact opportunity where you will be tasked with continuously driving improvements, to improve supply chain performance, customer delivery and ultimately building a high-performing and resilient supply chain to support the increasing complexity and high growth of the business.

  
About You
You’ll love operations and problem-solving.  You’ll relish a challenge and the need to achieve weekly targets by rolling up your sleeves and being deeply engaged in all facets of the business.  You’ll also be attracted to the opportunity to develop and find ways of supporting growth strategies that will see My Food Bag continue to enhance its influence for good with Kiwi families well into the future. While right now we’re a food assembly operation; we can be much more. You’ll be passionate about making things better for customers through the adoption of technology and striving to build a Best in Class end-to-end supply chain.
  
Attracting and growing talent will be a big component of your success over time.  You’ll place value on this and have a history of building top tier talent. Your demonstrable leadership experience, particularly in an area where you are accountable for end-to-end supply chain, coupled with experience delivering both operational excellence and strategic growth initiatives, will ensure your success in this role. Previous experience in Food, FMCG or Retail sectors is preferred.
  
You’ve got to a point in your professional life where you’re ready to make a big impact and you’ve worked out that genuine opportunities to lead a Kiwi business with scale and potential are few, and far between, and that this is one of the gems. You’ll be ambitious for the business, and yourself, and feel confident that you’re building the capability to take on wider leadership responsibility in your career journey.   
  
If you are a dynamic individual who has the drive and motivation to succeed, to drive My Food Bag to new levels of success, and are excited at the prospect of furthering your career within a fast-paced, challenging and innovative business, we look forward to hearing from you.

If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you would like to find out more please contact Ken Webb on 021 486 565 or kenw@huntercampbell.co.nz or Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or waynef@huntercampbell.co.nz for a confidential discussion

  • Lead a culture of operational excellence and high performance
  • Dynamic and challenging role with the ability to make a difference
  • High-impact leadership role in a high-growth, successful, innovative business

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