SUPPLY CHAIN + NPD MANAGER

Join the JENKI Team!


Are you buzzed about sharing a positive energy that fuels people every day? – we are hiring an exciting role that will help shape JENKI’s future!


About JENKI:

We are on a mission to make the UK a matcha-drinking nation. We started JENKI to fuel the city with a clearer, calmer energy. One that’ll keep you going all day long, without the jitters or the crashes that come with the black stuff. With two bars in Central London, Spitalfields and Selfridges, we have a third opening in May and are primed for rapid expansion this year across the capital. We’ve organically grown our e-commerce community and trade accounts to date but are now poised to drive our energy into expanding these channels. Whilst we’re currently within the UK market our ambitions are international growth. With a 90% return customer rate in our bars, the opportunities to grow a loyal customer base online and within wholesale are endless.


What we’re looking for


A successful Supply Chain + NPD Manager with extensive experience in all aspects of the hospitality and retail industry - with a proven track record in material planning, international logistics, localised procurement, and supplier management. You will be responsible for overseeing and optimising the end-to-end supply chain process. This role requires a passion for our product, a deep understanding of the hospitality, health and wellness market, building and managing relationships with relevant stakeholders and suppliers and the ability to navigate complex sales environments.


Who are you?

  • A leader with a record of continuous success in the management of accounts and business development.
  • A strategic and analytical thinker focused on creating and implementing robust processes to create efficiencies and establish a platform for growth.
  • Delivers exceptional results through a collaborative leadership style, building strong relationships and sharing an unwavering passion for providing exceptional product experiences.

Skills:

  • A proven track record in sales and account management. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication at all levels and providing a consistently high level of service across large and independent suppliers.
  • The ability to work under pressure, deliver key implementation plans and exceed targets.
  • Create and manage a sustainable CRM pipeline; Identify potential clients and opportunities, research into companies and deepen your understanding of the industry, alongside continuous relationship management. 
  • Organisation and attention to detail are essential.
  • Strong expertise in reporting on metrics, insights, forecasting and building a supply chain and NPD strategy.
  • Eagerness to dive into all stages of supply chain management, with an excitement to build strong relationships, and realise opportunities for growth and improvements.
  • 2+ years of experience
  • Proven experience in supply chain management, with a focus on material planning, logistics, procurement, and supplier management.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with European logistics and warehouse management practices.
  • Knowledge of customs clearance regulations and compliance.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.


What you’ll own:

  • Material Planning:
    • Develop and implement effective material planning strategies to ensure timely availability of raw materials.
    • Collaborate with internal teams to forecast demand and establish inventory targets.
  • International Logistics:
    • Manage and optimise international logistics operations, ensuring efficient and cost-effective movement of goods.
    • Coordinate with freight forwarders and carriers to facilitate smooth cross-border transportation.
  • Localised Procurement:
    • Lead the procurement team in executing local sourcing strategies.
    • Foster relationships with local suppliers, negotiating contracts to secure favourable terms.
  • Supplier Management:
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, conducting regular performance reviews.
    • Work closely with suppliers to address any issues related to quality, delivery, or pricing.
  • Logistics and Warehouse Management:
    • Demonstrate a solid understanding of logistics and warehouse management within the UK + European region.
    • Stay informed about regional regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Customs Clearance Compliance:
    • Ensure compliance with customs regulations and a clear understanding of import/export requirements.
    • Collaborate with customs brokers to streamline the customs clearance process.
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Previous experience in supply chain management within the food industry is highly desirable.
    • Proven track record of successfully managing end-to-end supply chain processes.

Benefits:

  • Salary £40k depending on experience
  • Attractive commission structure
  • A whole lot of JENKI merch & matcha
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Nest Pension


Job Type: 

Full-time


Salary: 

£40k per year 


Schedule: 

5 days/week 

Ability to commute across London


Application question(s):

What will you bring to JENKI as Supply Chain + NPD Manager? 


Work authorisation:

United Kingdom