The role is to work as part of the Supply Chain team managing a portfolio of a wide range of laboratory consumables including working with key suppliers. You will work to the inventory plan in order to maximise customer satisfaction.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensure service level targets (fill rate and availability) are met.
- Ensure the inventory plan is followed and that targets are met.
- Effectively manage all purchasing and associated operational aspects of inventory management.
- Establish and build effective relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders within the business.
- Manage the execution of purchase orders for a portfolio of suppliers in accordance with the planning and scheduling calendar.
- Track Shipments of purchase orders and take necessary actions in case of unusual delay.
- Manage the data flow through each stage of a purchase order – confirmation, estimated ship date, ASN etc. Provide updates to changed delivery dates.
- Track the indicators of dead/excess stock and take the necessary actions to reduce them: Returns, promotions, sales, disposal.
- Mange the processing of delivery issues from suppliers – short/over/wrong product/damaged etc.
- Maintain a high level of internal customer service, supporting customer services and other business functions when required.
- Manage the implications of short dated stock, supplier contract conditions and compliance/regulatory issues associated with the supplier portfolio.
- Knowledge and experience of purchasing/inventory management, preferably in a distribution environment .
- Knowledge and experience of inventory management systems and methods.
- MS Excel intermediate level.
- Data manipulation and analytical ability.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to apply in communications with internal/external business partners.
- High level of organizational and time management skills.
- Sense of urgency and priority.
- Demonstrated ability to independently take ownership of initiatives and drive execution.
Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd July