Inventory Planner

Job Title: Inventory Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wellingborough
Salary: £25000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-12-06 00:00:00
Reference: 137100888
Contact Name: Ruth Humes
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 06, 2018 16:57

Job Description

My client is seeking a Inventory Planner who will be required for my client based in Wellingborough.

Forecast and ordering of the contracted stock. Keeping units from the dictated supplier base. Supplier management, in line with customer and business KPI's and managing the expectations at all times with clear communication and ensuring feedback is maintained with all internal and external stakeholders and customers. To meet the customer needs with minimal risk to either party.

The main duties of the role will consist of:

Capacity management - effective flow of intake to ensure operations can effectively manage their resource and space.
Analyse, review and proactively manage all product lines. Planning and forecasting based on sales trends and order patterns, fully manage the communication to all relevant customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.
Customer engagement - review supplier performance by providing regular and meaningful data with up to date matrix/league tables.
Supplier Management - build effective working partnerships with monthly/quarterly one to one reviews with customers and suppliers with relevant reports/data and league tables on performance, communication of new products, obsolete lines and ensure stock availability is fulfilled to set KPI targets.
Maintain effective administration processes to support the depots in delivering key KPI's and ensuring specific function related KPI's are accurately recorded and managed.
Advise the first line manager/s of potential issues and proposed resolutions to these as and when required.
Ensure new menus/seasonal specials are ordered and managed in line with the customer forecasts and pro-actively manage these.
Delisted lines to be effectively managed out of the business without incurring stock loss.
Ensure all suppliers are reviewed on the planned timescales and orders are placed in compliance with lead times to meet the demand of the customer and business.
Ensuring any product issue which is quality or recall is clearly communicated and understood if the team leader or manager is unavailable.
Ensure that daily system hygiene is maintained; PO's are reviewed, closed and filed accordingly.
Ensure all stock issues identified during the picking process are resolved and where necessary orders placed to recover availability.
Ensure that all new lines / delisted are ordered in line with known parameters and in place / finished on the required customer timings.
Ensuring any supplier collection orders raised have been correctly communicated internally and externally where appropriate.
Ensuring any IDT requests are processed within the required timeframes and meet the operational needs.
Ensure that the stock policies applied for the customer contract are complied with in relation to stock days holding etc.

Any other duties that may be required in order to support the operation and meet the customers expectations.

Ideally the Job holders will have a FMCG/Food/Retail background and have the following competencies:-

Proven basic literacy and numeracy skills.
Excellent communication skills
MS Office - particularly Excel minimum of intermediate level
Good understanding of the operation
Ability to perform under pressure
Able to use initiative
Team player
Customer focused

The hours of the post will be 8-4, 9-5 or 9.30-6, working a 5 our of 7 day shift, however weekends are rare unless in peak season and when the business requires.

Salary £25000.00