Supply chain mentoring

Developing supply chain talent

Registration for supply chain mentoring 2022 is now open. If you are interested in taking part, please inform your company sponsor or email Robin Decent at [email protected]. If you would like to be a company sponsor and fit the criteria in the guide, please register your interest below.


Mentoring gives you and your supply chain talent the opportunity to connect with and learn from supply chain leaders and high-potential individuals in different businesses.

We work with businesses around the industry to match rising stars with industry leaders and experts. And here's the best part: it's a cross-company programme.

Everyone involved is partnered with someone from another, non-competing, business, usually between customers and suppliers.

IGD Supply Chain mentoring guide

In this guide you will find out about:

  • What makes IGD mentoring special
  • Nomination guidelines
  • The programme and timeline
  • The role and responsibilities of a company sponsor, mentor and mentee
  • Next stages


There will be virtual opportunities to give feedback as well with details to follow.

  If you have any queries relating to IGD Mentoring, please contact Robin Decent at [email protected]

What participants are saying

“Having a neutral contact has allowed me to be incredibly honest about my development needs…the breadth from understanding a different working culture and approach has been eye-opening” - Mentee

“It was hugely satisfying to work with a totally engaged individual who was prepared to listen to advice and accept coaching. To see my mentee develop this year has been a highlight for me.” - Mentor

If you would like to be a company sponsor, please register here

Please note that to take part, you must work for a customer (ie retailer, wholesaler or foodservice provider) or supplier of FMCG products. Each business involved will be asked to nominate both mentors and mentees to guarantee each participant a partner.