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Supply Chain Coordinator

Location: WELWYN GARDEN CITY, HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 23,000-26,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: X3-313441

Supply Chain Controller

3 Months FTC starting ASAP 

A food company based in the Welyn Garden City area are now looking for entry level supply chain graduates to join their team for three months to cover internal promotion secondments.

Based in Welwyn they are a 15 minute walk from the closet train station and also have ample staff parking on site.

Job Purpose:

  • To ensure full availability of a range of products to enable the commercial team to fully serve customer requirements while keeping within the inventory targets as set by the business.
  • To assist Manager/Director with purchasing to manage brand and product portfolio’s

Key Deliverable:

  • Maintain supplier database with contact information
  • Minimal level of loss due to obsolescence & expiry
  • Minimized stock holding costs – interest, storage costs
  • Minimized demurrage & other penalty costs as a result of the import activity
  • All permits for import in place on time & as required.
  • Resolution and communication of supply chain issues
  • Monitor correct costs of product and communicate changes to the responsible purchasing manager/director
  • Highlight both over and under stock issues with the relevant purchasing manager and sales team

Key Responsibilities

  • To check monthly National Account Manager forecast against last plan and historic performance by product
  • To create requirements plan by product and supplier (including reworked products), in line with agreed stock cover targets
  • To issue and confirm Purchase Orders with suppliers and Corwen
  • To check procurement plans against stock targets and adjust if required
  • To manage product availability on a weekly basis, identifying products which are under or over stocked and take appropriate action
  • Plan for known peak and special trading periods and monitoring and interpreting of the trends by Customer and Product level
  • Support all NPD/range reviews and trade performance
  • Interpret and monitor promotional trackers as required by Purchasing Manager/Director
  • To ensure accurate delivery costs are maintained on the system
  • To drive clearance of overstocked or short dated stock
  • To communicate weekly with all suppliers to ensure plans are current
  • To optimise availability of listed lines within 3rd party warehouses (Ceva) whilst balancing with available stock with Welwyn warehouse
  • To manage stock age and write off within 3rd party warehouses

The ideal candidate will have / be:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Experience working within FMCG is ideal
  • Previous Supply Chain knowledge/experience (preferably with Import/container experience is ideal) 
  • Computer Literate – Word / Excel (preferably with SAP and MRP experience)
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail


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