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head of supply chain



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Join the eco-friendly revolution as Head of Supply Chain at smol, a rapidly growing company dedicated to sustainability and positive impact


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smol, a trailblazer in eco-friendly household products, is expanding its dynamic team. With a focus on sustainability and affordability, smol has disrupted the market with its innovative cleaning solutions. Celebrated for its rapid growth, positive customer feedback, and recent B Corp certification, smol is an exciting workplace for those passionate about making a real-world impact on consumer habits and environmental health.

  • Lead and innovate in supply chain operations within the UK and Europe.
  • Strategic planning to enhance supply chain effectiveness.
  • Manage demand planning and systems for forecasting and procurement.
  • Optimize inventory to support continuous growth.
  • Drive improvements and cost-effective supply chain solutions.
  • Develop fulfilment operations and maintain vendor relationships.
  • Provide leadership and foster a high-performance team culture.
  • Demonstrable experience in supply chain management, including demand planning and procurement.
  • Strategic, analytical mindset with strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Leadership skills with a focus on team motivation and mentoring.
  • Commercial insight with an emphasis on process efficiency.
  • Proficiency in Excel and a detail-oriented approach.

smol offers a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment. Enjoy benefits such as 25 days of holiday, a healthcare cash plan, a wellbeing allowance, and the chance to contribute to a sustainable future. The role is located in Paddock Wood, Kent, with a 4-day on-site requirement.

About us…

smol is on a mission to change the face of consumer brands and businesses by bringing super effective, eco-friendly products at value for money prices. We believe everyone should be able to make easy swaps that are better for them, the planet, and their pockets.

In the past six years, smol has taken the household cleaning market by storm. We are already the fastest growing and most positively reviewed brand in the laundry, dishwash, fabric conditioner and surface spray categories and we’ve got so much more planned.

Having received Series B investment in 2021 and B Corp certification at the end of 2023, our team is focused on combining fast growth with being a force for positive change and impact in all that we do.

In Summary...

We are looking for a Head of Supply Chain to lead our supply chain operations in the UK and Europe. Reporting to our Supply Chain Director, you will need to have experience across a variety of supply chain positions ideally with experience of start-up and or D2C/subscription knowledge. 

The right person will be highly driven, dynamic, naturally entrepreneurial, organised, and a strong motivator and leader of teams.

What does the role involve?...

Leading the supply chain function
Strategic supply chain planning
Management of demand planning and updating of existing systems; forecasting, stock management and procurement
Inventory/stock optimisation to future proof for growth
Quickly and effectively solving issues that come up within the supply chain
Seeking continuous improvements and sourcing cost effective solutions for supply chain processes
Expansion and improvement of existing fulfilment and postal operations, partnerships and networks
Build and maintain good relationships with all vendors and suppliers
Working closely with the company leadership team to ensure the smooth management and delivery of both short & long term projects and strategies
Providing leadership, mentoring and guidance for the supply chain team
Cultivating a high-performance culture resulting in high employee engagement at all levels
Collaborating and partnering with the warehouse team, inclusive of fulfilment and production, to ensure optimum end to end processes

You will need/be...

A strategic and analytical mind
Proven experience in supply chain including demand planning, stock management, procurement and fulfilment
Analytical skills, ability to utilise and develop existing information systems to improve current processes
Proven experience of managing and leading a team
Commercial acumen to improve efficiency of existing and future processes
A core understanding of how supply chain enables the company to deliver against its growth ambitions and an ability to support this wherever possible, without over stretching ourselves
Project management and problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Proficient / expert in excel

What we offer: 

A fantastic opportunity to be part of one of the UK’s fastest growing, Series-B fundedstart-ups. 

An amazing culture and mission. A chance to make a difference in our shared future, eliminating or reducing the usage of plastic, water, toxic chemicals, energy and animal testing. 

Working with an experienced, passionate team invested in helping you grow professionally. 

25 days holiday per year + bank holidays.  

A volunteer day to spend on a cause you care about. 

Healthcare cash plan, provided by Bupa.

Quarterly wellbeing allowance, provided by Juno. 

The smol print

Applicants must have current work authorisation in the UK.

The role is based at our production & fulfilment centre in Paddock Wood, Kent for minimum of 4 days a week.

Inclusion at smol 

at smol we believe that a great team is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, beliefs and experience. we are an inclusive employer and will not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or disability.

ensuring valuable and quality job opportunities for those who face barriers to employment is not only part and parcel of our social responsibility but it also brings great benefit to us as a business. giving people the chance to build up work skills, gain independence, earn a wage, develop strong self-esteem and to become just as strongly skilled as those who never faced employment barriers, is a process we remain committed to.

if you share our values and want to help make a difference, we'd love to hear from you



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