Supply Chain & Logistics Innovator

Posted 25 January by People First

Your New Job Title: Supply Chain & Logistics Innovator

The Skills You'll Need: Supply Chain, Logistics, Data Analysis, Advanced Excel

Your New Salary: £30-34k

Location: Weybridge, Surrey and Homeworking

Job status: Permanent

Start date: ASAP

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Who You'll Be Working for:

Market leading consumer electronics business.

What You'll be Doing Each Day:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Logistics team as a Supply Chain & Logistics Innovator. The team play a critical role in the business, looking after all aspects of supply chain management and logistical operations to ensure that their incredible range of products are delivered, stored and managed efficiently and successfully.

As Supply Chain & Logistics Innovator, you will help to drive business performance through innovation and continuous improvements. You will focus on providing accurate analysis, rigorous procedural reviews and process mapping to identify clear SCM insights, outline opportunities for improvement, and coordinate projects to ensure objectives are met and delivered to the agreed timescales.

  • Coordinate cross-functional projects with departments such as Order Management, Demand Planning and Sales; representing the SCM function internally and liaising with the business on resource and project planning.
  • Work proactively to capture and accurately document requirements for stakeholders in a clear and concise fashion. Taking complex problems and documenting them in a coherent manner without ambiguity.
  • Produce requirement specifications to form the basis of supplier bids and reviews in order to supply solutions.
  • Execute precise data analysis and reviews of SCM processes, whilst being aligned with management and company goals.
  • Apply innovative-thinking and identify high-value opportunities to improve business processes and systems related to SCM tasks, quantifying potential benefits to support the business case.
  • Initiate, plan and coordinate impactful projects from an SCM perspective; ensuring that, together with the project leader, the project remains on track (with minimal programme changes and associated costs) and is delivered on time and in full.
  • Working with external suppliers and third parties to understand key timings, constraints and costs. Developing and managing networks or implementation plans as required.

The Skills You'll Need to Succeed:

  • Good understanding of supply chain, logistics and order fulfilment process
  • Strong in data analysis and project coordination, with a solid background in supply chain management
  • Ideally industry experience in consumer electronics / consumer goods
  • Methodological, data driven and has a high level of accuracy / attention to detail.
  • Clearly and confidently communicate their thought processes and justify findings.
  • Self-driven, proactive and able to act on their own initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and working assertively in a cross-functional environment to attain consensus between all parties
  • Effective problem solving, analytical and organisational skills are essential
  • Experienced in producing, interpreting and drawing conclusions from data with clear and concise presentations
  • Previously held responsibilities in budget planning and/or monitoring costs
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Comfortable and confident to present findings to all levels within the business as required
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced, demanding environment with multiple competing priorities
  • Educated to Degree Level in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or other related field is preferred, but not essential
  • Advanced knowledge of standard Microsoft applications, in particular Excel. Has in-depth knowledge of formulas, data linking, macros and automation (VBA) and IF statements.
  • Experience of working with Oracle or SAP, or similar ERP system.

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Required skills

  • Advanced Excel
  • Consumer Goods
  • Electronics
  • FMCG
  • Supply Chain

Application questions

Can you commute to Weybridge?
Do you have advanced Excel skills?
Do you have supply chain or logistics experience in consumer electronics/goods?

Reference: 41441590

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