A specialist niche recruitment company for Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics jobs. We have specialist consultants with direct experience in some of the world's most complex and successful supply chains within Retail, Food & FMCG, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Electronics, Construction, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace & Defence.
Our client has grown year on year over the last 15 years to over £1b business. They are still in major growth and are looking to double in size over the next five years so career development prospects across supply chain are excellent.
They have a fantastic reputation and are a top 5 UK employer.
They are looking for someone who has at least 3 years experience within a supply chain position (planner, merchandiser, analyst) ideally within Retail or FMCG
" To ensure product is 100% available in PDC to replenish depot demand maintaining the correct balance between Inventory and Service. To develop and measure the supply base increasing the flexibility to service the business model. To be aware of the commercial pressure of product cost v supply.
" Regular reporting of supply issues and exceptions. Communication of supplier review process, use and acceptance of escalation procedure. Regular review of agreed KPI's on the planner scorecard.
" Availability Of Product - ensure business availability objectives are met (STR). Interpret demand plans to ensure accurate planning supporting all agreed parameters such as stock target, lead time and MOQ are met.
" Inventory Levels - ensure weekly operational plans are created maintaining agreed stock target levels and business objectives on inventory are adhered to.
" Supply Base - take responsibility for the supply chain relationship with suppliers. Maintain a partnership approach and develop suppliers to ensure future growth and supply is supported. Develop and improve Lead time, MOQ and delivery performance as appropriate.
" Supplier Performance - take the initiative to improve OTIF with the supply base. Provide visibility of poor performance, support and correct to ensure 100% availability of product at PDC.
" Communicate - maintain a consistent approach to escalation of interrupted supply. Be aware of escalation routes and when to use them. Maintain open relationships with internal departments.
" New Product Introduction/Old Product Out - be aware of the plan and execute accordingly. Communicate timelines and escalate exceptions at all times.
" Planning Tools - maintain knowledge of current systems. Develop knowledge and skills with SAP APO and associated systems and processes to support and improve supply chain growth and ways
" To ensure 100% availability of product in primary and 90% STR to depots. To produce and execute a consistent plan of requirements in an ever changing demand environment. Balance service with inventory constraints.
" Availability is one of the key levers within the business supporting both sales growth and customer confidence therefore planning has to be of the highest quality. A high level of Supplier compliance and development must be established to achieve the desired service to the depots and protect the growth of the business
" To establish and execute the correct inbound plan to support the sales demands from the customer.
" Use the current planning tool to create the most efficient plan for the business and the supplier.
" Scrutinise the demand plan using 'run rate' if required.
" Determine the correct planning horizon by supplier.
" Communicate 24 period RCCP plans to supply base.
" Support the peak planning process, Bulk Orders, Pre-sends and P11
" Monitoring the detailed plans to deliver availability.
" Plan a supplier review process with regular visits.
" Approve Purchase orders to Suppliers
" Determine the correct demand plan to support order profile
" Determine cutover plans to support sourcing policy
" Manage the NPI inbound into primary to support roll out request date
" Advise other functions on stock levels and order volumes
" Develop supplier compliance and advise the business of poor performers
The key areas for this role are availability, inventory, supplier development and planning. Lead time and MOQ reduction are key objectives. Internal relationships with purchasing, quality and logistics are key to meeting our objectives.
" Supply chain experience in a similar environment is required. Knowledge of SAP/APO systems is key to the role. Exposure to demand planning, logistics and purchasing is also desirable
The role requires communication at all levels of the business. Information sharing with colleagues to support their functions and information gathering. The ability to react rapidly in the planning environment is essential along with excellent problem solving skill, Communicate clearly and effectively with suppliers.
FMCG MANUFACTURING / RETAIL
Job Title Assistant Buyer
To assist in the procurement of cost effective raw material/componentry/packaging items within a designated area of material spend in line with the Procurement Strategy.
Under the guidance of the buyer, check quotations and negotiate cost prices/tenders with suppliers, obtaining approval as required.
Manage the creation and processing of purchase orders for the system maintaining cost advantage whilst managing commitment risk and stockholding within agreed parameters.
Use and maintain business systems in accordance with best practice business processes.
Manage quality, lead time and supplier delivery issues.
Liaise with NPD Teams on costs, lead times and supplier issues as required.
Any reasonable additional duties requested or delegated by your line manager.
Preferred Education & Qualifications
Education level: A Level
Subject of Studies: Maths/Business studies
Technical/Professional qualification: CIPS
Experience: In a similar role
Previous Exposure: Manufacturing/Retail
Computer Skills: Proficiency Level:
8 – 16:30 Monday to Thursday
8 – 14:30 on Friday
30 Mins lunch on 4 days. 1 hour lunch on one day.
Sales Order Administrator
Sales Order Processing
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
" Provide support to Operations, Sales Order Processing, Planning and other departments as required to deliver Business objectives and strategy.
" REPORTING SUMMARY: SOP Team Lead
o Sales Order Administration
- Receive and collate customer orders
- Key orders to system using SAP CRM and release to SAP ECC
- Follow up the orders through the process until dispatch if necessary
- Reset delivery block for EDI orders
- Process repair, spares, VC & NSMTO orders
- Process order amendments
- Manual customer Billing (until batch job is set up)
- Raise credit and debit memo's
- Processing of Sales Orders with Letter of Credit payment terms
Information & requiring billing plan.
o Customer Liaison
- Respond to customer queries and requests (order, spares, repair queries)
- Engage in best practice Customer Communication techniques
- Revise order dates and send manual order acknowledgments for reconfirmed orders (until batch job is set up)
o Goods Despatch Administration
- Arrange freight collection (phone/email)
- Prepare shipping paperwork for exported goods
- Co-ordinate freight collection with Despatch/Production
- Arrange waybills for spares - DHL, TNT, FedEx, UPS
Role Related Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Personal Attributes
Experience of working within a demanding Materials Management office environment.
SAP CRM and ECC
Demonstration of broad based Materials Management capabilities
Excellent customer communication skills, by phone and email.
Proficient in MS Outlook, Word and Excel.
Demonstrated commitment to customer service
Flexible 'multi-tasker' able to remain calm under pressure and effectively prioritise tasks.
Analytical and practical approach to problem solving
Have the confidence and assertiveness to challenge existing practice and to influence others
The logistics supervisor plans/organises the daily workload in the department and supervises labour so as to maximise output. This position is responsible for auditing quality, conducting H&S inspections and monitoring housekeeping in the department.
The essence of the job is to manage the day to day activities of the department and develop its future potential through continual improvement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
" To plan and manage workload in the department in coordination with the Logistics Manager.
" To manage the exporting process to ensure all legal, procedural and customs requirements are met.
" To maximise efficiency in each task and ensuring correct procedures are followed.
" To organise and plan the use of the works lorry ensuring all legal requirements are met.
" To monitor and identify issues, then propose and implement corrective actions.
" To analyse department targets identifying issues and areas for improvement.
" To work towards and achieve key tasks set by the Logistics Manager, reporting on progress made on a monthly basis
" To monitor aspects of health and safety in the department including carrying out H&S inspections and signing off checklists, ensuring that all operatives have been trained appropriately.
" To assist customer services in providing the best service possible to our customers.
" To perform administration tasks such as, booking, export documentation, stocktaking and clock cards.
" To maintain the highest standards of housekeeping in the department.
" To work towards long-term goals to ensure continued business growth.
" To carry out additional reasonable duties as required by business needs.
Skills and Knowledge
The Logistics supervisor needs to be able to demonstrate strong leadership and organisational skills, be able to remain calm and clear headed at times of high pressure and high demand; have good time management skills with the ability to delegate tasks efficiently and have good decision-making skills.
KNOWLEDGE / QUALIFICATIONS
" CPC qualification
" Previous supervisory experience
" Excellent knowledge of exporting processes and procedures
" A management/supervisory qualification is an advantage
" Must be able to provide a full 5 years of references with no employment gaps.
" Must not have a criminal record
" Will be expected to take and pass a CRB check
" A minimum of 5 years' supervisory experience within a warehouse environment
NATURE AND SCOPE
The Supervisor exists to aid the Logistics Manager in the optimum running of the department. The job will require the ability to work as part of a management team, working closely with the production managers / supervisors to organise day to day workload.
The Supervisor will be expected to perform a reasonable amount of unpaid overtime where necessary, either during the week or at weekends, as required.
The Supervisor will be required to train operatives on various processes in the department, ensuring that standards can be obtained for maximum levels of quality.