Weetabix Food Group has announced the appointment of Milan Pankhania as Head of Supply Chain for Operations.
Pankhania has held a number of global supply chain roles, including with packaging giant, Ball Corporation.
In his new position, Pankhania will oversee the company’s customer service, demand planning, finished goods and raw material planning, logistics and integrated business planning process.
He will develop the three-year supply chain strategy and vision, with an even greater focus on customer excellence.
Pankhania said: “I’m very excited to work for an organisation that not only has household brands, such as Weetabix, Alpen and Ready Brek, but where responsible sourcing sits at the heart of the business.
“As part of my induction, I’ve been out to some of the farms within the 50-mile radius we source our wheat from, as well as to the retailers we supply such an array of breakfast products to. It’s been fantastic to see the process from start to finish, and I’m eager now to see how we can make these even better”.
Pankhania has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, progressing from a background in Marketing to IT and business management, into his first supply chain role at Rexam Beverages in Logistics.
There he progressed to Global Supply Chain Planning Director before taking his previous role as Supply Chain Director at Ball Corporation. At Weetabix, Pankhania will oversee a team of 25 as well as the logistics operation. He will report into Patrick Rigby, Group Operations Director.
Rigby said: “We’re delighted to welcome Milan to the Weetabix team. His vast knowledge in the supply chain field and international experience make a terrific addition.
“In recent years we’ve made some great progress with our supply chain operations and Milan will help us to further increase efficiencies and focus on great customer service as we move forward.”
Milan succeeds Rupert Tubbs who was working in the role on an interim basis.