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SEARCH: Senior Director Global Planning and Logistics - FMCG - EU

Using our expertise to find a senior director of planning and logistics to own a global transformation and excellence program.

Search overview

The company

  • Employing over 30,000 people globally
  • 130+ Sites
  • Truly global footprint
  • World-recognised and local brands
  • Significant market share

The search

This position served as a pivotal visionary, spearheading the execution of the Transformation and Excellence agenda, aligning with our client's aspiration to attain a 'leading' status within the supply chain maturity framework, both within the organization and in the eyes of customers, suppliers, and all collaborative partners.

At the time of instruction, the client felt the need to put a lens on advanced industries to see what talent was available to help them push the needle in this area and establish a global excellence program.

Post Consultation focus

‍From our initial consultation it was clear we needed to probe the following areas;

  • Historic leadership style, action, and results
  • How susceptible to change is the function and what efforts have been made thus far
  • Corporate values, organisational vision, and company culture
  • Tech Stack maturity and advances in digital supply chain tools

S-CAP Tools deployed

  •   Digital and Tech Stack – Maturity Assessment
  •   S&OP / IPB - Maturity Assessment
  •   Cultural Assessment

Mutually agreed Search approach

  • Critical success factors and desired future state outcomes
  • Competency matrix definition (Technical and Behavioural)
  • Designed bespoke evaluation assessment from S-CAP inputs
  • Value proposition creation to attract passive candidates.
  • Project plan the process, stakeholder accountability, and route to success


Research & Outreach

With a clear requirement for a Spike in planning, technology, but also Leadership to drive global transformation.

  •   Research intro planning technologies like Kinaxis, O2, and Anaplan, what industries are they best deployed, and which will maximize the current tech stack capabilities of our client.
  •   What companies are setting leading examples in their S&OP / IBP maturity.

Evaluation Considerations

  •   How will our prospects adopt the relevant approach for IBP / S&OP, planning & and logistics visibility for the different markets, enabling effective execution at each stage.
  •   Ability to design strategy, develop and deliver the Logistics & Planning roadmap
  •   Ability to lead big, complex functional Transformations with the ability to influence and implement new technologies and new ways of working.
  •   Experience in operating within an international/global environment. Capable of navigating a
  •   complex, global, and legislated logistics arena with multiple trade channels.
  •   Incorporate demand sensing and shaping into the supply chain planning process
  •   Experience with implementing and utilizing advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) in supply chain planning?
  •   How to ensure end-to-end visibility and collaboration across all stakeholders in your supply chain?


  • Melium Consulting successfully identified and proposed several stand-out candidates, thought leaders and innovation drivers, from Gartner top 10 listed firms, and challenges to the top 10.
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