Supply Chain & Planning

Our Stock control and planning department are known as our Supply Chain division. They plan our lines, ensure the right stock is in the right place at the right time, conduct stock checks, manage relationships with our suppliers to engage them and be able to pull in favours when the going gets tough. They also manage the relationships with the customers in terms of being able to predict the future by managing their expectations in terms of capacity, requirements and long term customer strategies. They ensure this information is fed back into the business, which, in turn, strengthens the relationships we have with our customers. They work with all departments to plan our lines as efficiently as possible, ensuring the product reaches the customer in time.

They are good with numbers, have excellent attention to detail and know our ingredients, packaging and people like the back of their hands.

Nigel Smith

Planning & Stock Manager

Nigel joined the business in 2015 to run the production facility. This followed an extensive career in both operations and supply chain spanning 20 years in the food industry.

In 2017 an opportunity arose within the supply chain at Troy to head up the Planning and Stock Control Team, an ideal opportunity for Nigel, having previously worked within this sector. With his logical approach he enjoys problem solving and using ERP Systems to implement lean controls and communicating these through. The role is challenging and diverse and every day is always interesting.

Nigel is a keen (but ageing) sportsman who still actively plays football and regularly cycles, weather permitting of course!

Telephone: 0113 383 8400