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Supply Chain Co- ordinator

Posted 8 March by D R Newitt Easy Apply Ended

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Supply Chain Co-ordinator to join our client in Kent, one of the largest suppliers to the UK grocery market

The successful candidate will assist the Assistant Manager with the purchasing of all raw materials to service production operations, controlling stock levels onsite and at third party storage and general tasks within a busy purchasing and supply chain department.

*Note the hours of work will be 4 on 4 off (6-6) day and night shifts*

The Role

  • The planning and placing of purchase orders for raw materials and packaging to meet forecasted demand (from domestic and global supply base)

  • Setting parameters and controlling minimum and maximum stock levels of all materials onsite (including over 70+ different ingredients)

  • Assisting with negotiations on prices for raw materials and blanket order purchasing to obtain preferential pricing

  • Building strong relationships with suppliers through a pleasant and amiable demeanour to aid negotiations and secure preferred trading terms

  • Liaising with external suppliers to ensure OTIF deliveries and raising complaints/queries on product issues as and when required e.g. damages/shortages

  • Sourcing secondary suppliers for all ingredients for contingency and following the Technical approval process

  • Purchasing new ingredients for NPD department trials and project work for meeting new launch dates - will require sourcing new suppliers

  • Managing third party warehouse providers to ensure stock levels are maintained and stock transfers planned regularly to avoid shortages

  • Keeping an up to date log of all supplier contact details, products, pricing agreements and update when changes are made

The Candidate

  • A degree (or equivalent) within a business or appropriate related subject, a first is preferable
  • CIPS qualification (or equivalent) desirable but not essential
  • Recent experience working within a purchasing or supply chain role desirable
  • Excellent working knowledge of managing data through Excel
  • Experience using ERP systems
  • Previous experience procuring ingredients and packaging is desirable although not essential
  • Good IT skills, proficient in MS Office suite - mainly Excel and Outlook but including Word, PowerPoint and Access databases

  • Purchasing and supply chain processes and the enthusiasm to enhance knowledge

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Personal honesty and integrity
  • Professional and presentable
  • Self-motivated, ability to work on own initiative and a good team player
  • Positive attitude and adaptable to any environment
  • Passionate about purchasing and supply chain and the drive to learn and progress

To be considered for the role please apply with your CV today

Reference: 34636659

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