• Full Time
  • Anywhere

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Senior Supply Chain Planner

Reporting directly to the Inventory & Supplier Manager, you will support the purchasing and planning function and be responsible for managing stock levels and shelf-life of products across multiple warehouses. Ensuring optimum stock availability for all channels, with specific emphasis on export shipments.

Managing packaging stock levels across worldwide locations, and ensuring all purchases are made at optimum prices

Provide accurate KPI information for analysis and trends, identifying areas for improvement and engage directly with suppliers and complete purchasing requirements for consumables.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Manage inventory levels of perishable products according to the stock policy ensuring adequate stock is available to fulfil customer orders

  • Monitor stock levels of perishable and non-perishable products from EU suppliers to agreed targets using weekly and monthly reports
  • Flag any potential supply or stock issues that will affect customer orders
  • Monitoring age of stocks and alert potential issues to enable pro-active decision making to reduce potential write off. Arrange stock clearance for excess stock where required
  • Arrange sufficient stock for weekly and monthly promotions across D2C and B2B channels
  • Processing cross trade orders and liaise with the internal account manager
  • Escalate any unexpected increases or decline in customer forecasts
  • Co-ordinate launch timing of new products based on stock availability
  • Monitoring all incoming International and UK wholesale orders aligning and assigning/ordering/manufacturing stock as appropriate
  • Confirm replenishment orders to EU stock locations ensuring adequate stock cover
  • Run purchasing worksheet within ERP system for complimentary perishable goods and non-perishable product groups to assess stock levels
  • Enter purchase orders on ERP system and manage lead-times with suppliers. Expedite outstanding purchase orders with vendors where required
  • Run purchasing worksheet for complete food stock and place weekly call off purchase orders bringing in stock from suppliers, optimising trailer loads and ensuring sufficient stock to fulfil sales demand
  • Obtain quotes and negotiate with suppliers to achieve required items, prices and lead-times. Source new packaging samples in connection with NPD where required
  • Report vendor non-conformances to suppliers, accurately recording in the ERP system and follow through to root cause and corrective action

Manage packaging stock levels at multiple locations in accordance with fluctuating demand

  • Monitor and manage stock levels of packaging across multiple supplier locations using re-order points/quantities set within the ERP system.
  • Place purchase orders with packaging suppliers, carefully negotiating the pricing, and enter orders using the ERP system
  • Use packaging stock reports received from suppliers to analyse counts and challenge suppliers where data is uncertain
  • Update packaging stock levels on ERP system every month

Key Performance Indicator Reporting

  • Proactively contribute to internal forecasting meetings and liaise directly with the Commercial and E-com team
  • Updating monthly KPI data for the Picking and Production team
  • Attend supplier meetings and provide a summary of all VNC’s recorded
  • Collate vendor non-conformance data and where applicable feedback to consumable supplier
  • Be a member of the Internal Auditing team completing independent audits across the operational function

Education and Training

  • Minimum 5-year experience as a Supply Chain Planner
  • Experience of end-to-end Global Supply Chain
  • Advanced Excel skills are essential and knowledge of SAP is highly desirable

For a confidential chat about the role and what you can expect to gain from this opportunity please contact Karen at Redwood Search Recruitment Agency for more information.

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