Supply Chain Analyst

Location: Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 01 August 2022

Salary: Competitive salary + excellent benefits

Supply Chain Analyst

Can you take the lead on big supply chain issues?

We are looking for someone to bring the latest supply chain thinking to IGD’s global customers. You’ll be interacting with industry figures to understand their challenges and opportunities, translating that into insight to help improve supply chain performance.

About the role

This role is about taking the lead in creating insight for the SCA service and Solutions business.

The Supply Chain Analysis (SCA) service provides users with report-based insights, as well as a programme of events, packed with data, insight and thought leadership. It is targeted at a supply chain audience in manufacturing, retail, and third-party organisations.

This is an exciting time to join us; we have ambitious plans for strong growth and are looking for someone to make a real impact with a passion for best practice and the drive to innovate. It is all about driving growth and efficiency in the chain and making our service indispensable.

This role is for someone with a firm supply chain foundation who is keen to push to the next level. You’ll ideally have experience of working in the food and consumer packaged goods industry (retailer, supplier, service provider or consultancy).

You’ll be on top of the latest thinking and enjoy translating it into impactful content for IGD’s global customers.

The responsibilities

Reporting into the Head of Supply Chain, in the Commercial area of the IGD organisation, your responsibilities include:

Growing our impact & engagement

You’ll be working alongside the analysts who form the Online Insight Service Product Team to maximise and grow the impact of our SCA service. You’ll work to engage customers, producing material that helps them to do their job better and to extract value from their investment.This is a commercial service with retention and new business targets.

Understanding the levers for change

With a solid background in the food and consumers goods supply chain, you’ll understand the strategic levers for change.

Landing the message

Presenting to an audience is a growing part of the way IGD connects with its customers. You’ll be confident in presenting to supply chain audiences, landing messages and answering questions. And you’ll be able to communicate complex ideas in simple, easy to digest ways.

Generating unique content

You’ll understand customers’ needs to ensure that we focus on the issues that matter to them.You’ll produce content on the latest trends. including case studies, best practice guides and benchmarking reports; identifying developments through your networking.

Producing insight

You’ll generate primary research using various quantitative and qualitative methods, producing insight in the most compelling and impactful way to engage more users of our website. You’ll take a customer-focused approach to improve the quality of our research.

There’ll be day-to-day management of the service and support for the IGD Solutions programme on client-specific projects.

What you bring

  • A track record across demand/supply planning, supply chain development, customer logistics environments
  • Knowledge of the consumer-packaged goods industry: a broad understanding of big trends, backed up by examples of key projects driving continuous improvement
  • A self-starter (graduate calibre) with the drive and determination to succeed
  • A collaborative working style and excellent interpersonal skills, able to influence the organisation
  • Project management skills and ability to deliver to deadlines involving various stakeholders
  • Excellent writing skills & examples of creative, innovative thinking

The rewards

We offer a range of benefits, including a market leading pension, a bonus scheme, the ability to buy and sell annual leave plus a generous medical insurance package.

The location

We are operating a hybrid approach to working with a mix of home and office-based working. We are based in a highly accessible location within the M25, just 20 miles from central London.

More about our people

People make IGD what it is; a group of progressive professionals thinking and acting collaboratively to create and deliver genuine, actionable insights that drive and create lasting change.

We’re looking for inspiring professionals; talented people who seek personal and career growth and are ambitious to develop their potential and unlock opportunities for society, for our customers and for themselves.

We seek and attract the very best people and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. We therefore welcome applications from diverse candidates. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process.


More about IGD

IGD is a truly unique place, we connect and inspire, provoking and leading constructive debate that creates impact. Together we are working to make a tangible difference for Society, Business, and the Individual.

We use in-depth commercial understanding to uncover rich insights and data, leading to action that powers success. 

We reinvest profit from our Trading company into delivering Social Impact, through the Charity, aimed at uniting and mobilising our industry around the most crucial issues affecting society and business today.

#InspireGrowChange: Join our team to help us make a positive impact.

Get in touch – we’re looking forward to working with you.

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