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Head of Supply Chain and Logistics



Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

Head of Supply Chain and Logistics

Job title: Head of Supply Chain and Logistics

Location: Hybrid (based in the UK)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: £70,000 - £90,000

The opportunity....

Are you a Supply Chain and Logistics Leader, looking for an opportunity to make a significant impact within a scaling business looking to provide PFAS safe water to 1 billion people by 2030? We are hiring a dynamic, proactive individual ready to take the reins of our supply chain and logistics functions. This role will play an integral role in the success and growth of our business.

As the Head of Supply Chain & Logistics, you will be our first hire for the function, and this unique opportunity offers career development and growth as the company scales. This position offers the unique chance to develop and implement strategic supply chain and logistics frameworks from the ground up, ensuring the effective and efficient flow of goods from raw materials to customer delivery.

What you’ll be doing...

Develop and Implement Supply Chain Strategy: Create a comprehensive strategy covering the entire supply chain from raw material acquisition to customer delivery, adhering to ISO standards.

Vendor Selection and Management: Lead the process of selecting and qualifying new suppliers. Establish and nurture relationships with crucial suppliers of raw materials and packaging, overseeing tactical and strategic procurement, contract negotiation, and supplier performance.

Inventory and Production Planning: Implement effective production planning and inventory management systems to maintain optimal stock levels and meet production demands. Initiate a Supply and Operations Planning (S&OP) process for integrated business planning.

Risk Management and Supply Chain Resilience: Identify potential risks to the supply chain and develop strategies to mitigate these risks. Manage third-party manufacturing agreements to ensure uninterrupted supply.

Logistics, Compliance, and Warehousing: Coordinate the logistics of transporting hazardous and non-hazardous goods, ensuring compliance with relevant shipping regulations. Develop partnerships with freight forwarders and warehousing providers to optimise logistics operations.

Regulatory Compliance and Safety: Work closely with Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors (DGSA) and comply with trade and customs regulations, managing all necessary shipping documentation and adhering to Incoterms.

ERP and Financial Management: Utilise ERP systems for supply chain management. Conduct financial reconciliation of inventory and develop performance metrics to drive business excellence

Team Leadership and Development: Build and lead a high-performing team dedicated to supply chain excellence. Foster a culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, and professional development to ensure the team is equipped to meet and exceed operational goals.

What you’ll need to be successful...

  • Experience in manufacturing is essential, with a preference for backgrounds in chemical or pharmaceutical industries. Experience in food or process industries is also an option
  • A leader with experience in Supply chain, S&OP, procurement and logistics
  • Familiarity with handling hazardous materials is crucial
  • Knowledge of international trade compliance and customs requirements
  • Experience working with freight forwarders and third-party logistics (3PLs) providers

The following experience would be a bonus...

  • Experience in setting up and implementing ERP systems is desirable
  • Experience working with third-party toll manufacturers is preferred

Candidate profile

  • Aligns with our mission, values and purpose-driven culture.
  • Comfortable working in small teams, starting at a foundational level and building the team out.
  • Self-starter and quick learner, capable of thriving in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to organise and structure quickly while ensuring the needs of all stakeholders are met.

This role will be a remote contract with some travel to our office in London (W12 7RZ) and supplier sites globally. To ensure a successful onboarding we would anticipate a greater presence in the London office during onboarding.

If you are passionate about leveraging your supply chain and logistics expertise to drive sustainable growth and make a real difference, we would love to hear from you. Join us in shaping the future of our supply chain, delivering excellence, and contributing to our mission-driven goals.

Apply Now to be at the forefront of our supply chain transformation journey

About Puraffinity

We are an energetic, customer-driven advanced materials science company focused on designing, developing, and manufacturing smart engineered adsorbent to capture and retain PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) from water across the Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Municipal market sectors.

Based in London – UK, Puraffinity was founded in 2015 and since then has become a leading organisation in tackling PFAS, commonly known as The Forever Chemicals, due to its resistance and high mobility.

Our Vision is to provide 1 billion people with PFAS safe water by 2030, and our Mission is to protect environmental and human health by engineering precision materials to capture chemicals in water.

Puraffinity embraces diversity and fosters a collaborative and teamworking environment, and we dedicate 100% of our time to create a purposeful and sustainable environmental impact.

Our Core Values: Collaboration & team first, adaptability, taking initiative and empathy

Puraffinity Benefits

  • We offer great benefits: Vitality Private Health and Dental Care
  • Enhanced pension employer contribution scheme (up to 7.5%)
  • Unlimited coaching with MoreHappi and mental health coaching and support by Spill
  • We offer shares in Puraffinity for all employees, which means you get recognised and rewarded for your work
  • We care about your learning and development and to support this we have a generous training budget for personal development (up to £2,000 per year)
  • A work life balance is important – we offer 25 days annual leave (in addition to the 8 bank holidays) and a hybrid working approach
  • We have a very strong diversity and inclusion focus, and in line with this, we have equalised our parental leave and pay for all


Life at Puraffinity

Join us and work a with highly qualified, innovative team backed by world-leading research;

  • We are a diverse, hungry and reality-facing start-up offering huge potential for learning and progression;
  • You can deliver an immediate impact and help to meaningfully improve water quality globally;
  • Office located at Scale Space White City, in West London.

Diversity & Inclusion Values

Puraffinity places Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of what we do. We foster a welcoming and respectful work environment where every voice, perspective and idea is heard leading to more innovative and creative solutions. We understand that D&I is a journey and we are striving to learn and constantly improve our policies and practices.

When diversity thrives, we all thrive.

About Puraffinity

Founded in 2015
Co-workers 27

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