We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot or Koçtaş. We’re made up of 79,000 passionate people, call 1,302 stores home and operate in 10 countries. That’s right, we’re big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world. And that’s where you come in.
Working closely with the Buying Offices, you will ensure that all current and potential vendors supplying Kingfisher have the Production Capacity and Technical Capability to deliver on time and in full. You will analyse shortlisted vendors for their current production capacity and will evaluate their production ramp up plans in line with volume forecasts.
You will become an expert in the chosen field of manufacturing being able to educate sourcing team in critical areas and support and advise the design and development of Kingfisher unique product ranges.
Realistically, you will be travelling between 30% and 50% of your time across Europe. You will visit our vendors manufacturing facilities and factories and you will ensure that we are awarding the right company our business.
In this role, you will strategically develop and improve vendors with the aim of driving sustainable CPR and improving our vendors operational efficiency. This will include building and facilitating multi-disciplinary short and long term activities within our suppliers, observing and defining all wastes in manufacturing and developing solutions to eliminate waste, designing the layout of equipment, workspace and optimal material flow routes for maximum efficiency and optimising all processes in our suppliers.
Ideally, you will have experience of Manufacturing Operations, working with vendors and production to deliver an improved customer experience - anyone with an Engineering background is of great interest. This is an exciting opportunity to join our global business. In return, we provide an inspirational working environment, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to stretch and grow your career. Interested? Great, we can’t wait to hear from you.
Kingfisher plc is a home improvement company with over 1,300 stores in 10 countries across Europe, Russia and Turkey supported by a team of 77,300 colleagues. We operate under four retail brands - B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt and Screwfix.