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7707 Inventory and Supply Chain Manager

Job Title: 7707 Inventory and Supply Chain Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucestershire (Central England)
Salary: 23000 - 23000 +BENEFITS
REF: 7707/2017/SC6296
Contact Name: David Beck
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

The Company and the Role:
The Company is a family business established in 1972 which is ambitious with its growth within the delivered foodservice industry. They deliver a great range of multi temperature food products, including their butchery and fresh range to caterers across the country from their strategically placed depots. It's a great place to be and they are proud of their role in supporting their local community.
They are dedicated to creating a great place to work and have achieved a “one to watch” status with best companies for the past 2 consecutive years. Their people are committed to their values, choose their attitude and Think Customer. They work hard and are committed to providing a great service but want to have some fun and development along the way. Their employees often get involved in charity events, attend the Director breakfasts, put forward their ideas for improvement and contribute in the team briefings. Their core business values are: Positive Attitude, Flexibility & Pace, Trust & Integrity and Great Service.
Flexibility is also a key element of their customer proposition they believe in going the extra mile to meet their customers’ expectations, whether it be sourcing bespoke products or adding value with quality insight and expertise.
They are currently seeking an Inventory & Supply Chain Planner to be based at their site in Gloucestershire. The position is permanent.
The role of Inventory and Supply Chain Planner is an exciting and challenging role. The day to day duties of the role are to ensure the correct level of stock is in place at each of the Company’s 3 depot’s, manage stock accuracy, ensure commercially best buying decisions are made to acquire stock and look for cost savings at every opportunity.
These duties can be fulfilled by working closely with other departments within the business and ensuring supplier service levels are met and maintained.
Key Features of the Role:
• Ensuring stock levels run at 23 days stock or less.
• Monitoring and evaluating stock for each depot, ensuring stock is in the right place at the right time.
• Maintain commercial awareness of suppliers.
• Work closely with Operations to ensure stock accuracy via Perpetual Inventory
• Ensure problem stock is highlighted to the Sales Team and dealt with accordingly.
• Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers.
Knowledge and Skills:
To succeed in this role, you will already be an experienced Stock Controller / Inventory Planner or possibly a Buyer ideally with some of your practical experience gained within the foodservice sector.
You will be familiar with computer based stock control / inventory systems with experience gained in a fast moving environment ideally where you have had exposure to seasonal fluctuations.
You will be a problem solver with a common sense approach and will be self motivated, committed to being the best and proactive in delivering improvements.
You will be flexible in approach and able to adapt quickly to change and have the ability to multi-task in order to handle competing priorities.
You will possess well developed influencing and communication skills at all levels and be highly organised with the ability to deliver to deadlines.
You will be solutions driven, providing creativity where required, and be attentive to detail.
You must have a positive ‘can do’ attitude, be self-motivated and keen to learn new skills, and have a desire to make a difference.
Good computer literacy, including Excel is key to this role.
The successful candidate will also be required to have the flexibility to work extra hours in line with the business needs.
What’s on Offer?
A basic salary of around £23,000 pa plus an excellent range of benefits which include :
Living Wage Employer, Life Assurance, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Savings Scheme, Training Opportunities, Discounted Staff Purchases, Staff Lottery, Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme and many more.
This really is a very exciting opportunity, the company is extremely successful and one that we have been working with for 9 years and they can therefore offer not only a fantastic package, but genuine progression paths for the right individual.
If you’ve got a great track record in stock control, and inventory planning and are seeking an opportunity which is second to none and have the character, desire and ambition to take full accountability of this role then please contact us immediately.
Please do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Stock Controller or Inventory Planner.
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