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ECR Mentoring

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Are you looking to grow yourself or your team personally and professionally? Want to improve your or your team’s understanding of the supply chain?

ECR Mentoring gives you and your future supply chain talent unique development opportunities through cross-company mentoring in the food and grocery industry. 

You will be paired with leaders from non-competitive businesses to achieve learning outcomes within a supportive framework provided free of charge by IGD’s ECR UK.

Your personal and professional growth will be promoted by the programme to help the industry’s future talent prepare for leading in a challenging and ever-changing world.

ECR UK’s focus is on maximising value to Mentors as well as Mentees.
ECR Mentoring is an ECR Europe Award winning programme which has been growing year-on-year from 34 Mentors and Mentees in 2013, 68 in 2014, 134 in 2015, to 160 in 2016 with a target of 200 in 2017.

Hear from some of this year's mentors and mentees

Press release
ECR UK expands mentoring initiative

IGD’s Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) UK is set to expand its mentoring scheme in 2017, with the aim of establishing 100 partnerships between retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and foodservice companies.

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Free guide
Developing supply chain talent

Developing supply chain talent

Start and develop your career in the food & grocery supply chain with this free online resource from ECR UK. Find out why you should choose the supply chain as a career, see key competencies for success and read case studies showing how companies are developing their supply chain people.

Read the guide here

Press release
IGD backed mentoring initiative wins European award

An IGD Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) UK initiative has won the ECR Europe ‘Best Activation Award’ for the best implementation of a collaborative business programme.

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Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) is run by IGD in the UK. It is steered by a board drawn from across the industry. Our various workgroups are involved in supply chain improvements, focusing on using collaboration to fulfil shopper wishes better, faster and at less cost.

Nominating participants

To find out more about how to nominate Mentors and Mentees, click below.


ECR Mentoring

Whether you’re a supply chain director or similar and want to nominate others, or you want to be involved as a mentor or mentee, register your interest today.


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