Supply Chain Planner – x2 Perm & FTC Ref: 13695

Up to £28,000 DOE + Comprehensive Benefits & Supply Chain Qualification

We are currently embarking on a number of exciting changes within our Supply Change function. As such, we are offering an excellent opportunity for a Supply Chain Planner, ideally with merchandising knowledge to join us on this journey.

We understand that to attract the best talent we need to support your growth, as such the successful candidate can looking forward to a fully-expensed training & development programme to help you attain qualifications in the Supply Chain Sector.

If you have a supply chain qualification (via a dedicated or general Business Degree) or some experience in the field we'd love to hear from you. We'd also welcome candidates with sales / customer management backgrounds.

Role Info:

Supply Chain Planner | Global Leader in Chemicals and Specialty Products Supply and Distribution
Widnes, WA8 plus occasional travel across the UK | Up to £28,000 DOE + Comprehensive Benefits & Supply Chain Qualification

2x vacancies. 1x permanent & 1x FTC for 12 months

Who we are:

With over 115,000 customers across 100 countries, we are a leading $14 billion global distributor of speciality consumables, food ingredients and chemicals serving the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries.

The Supply Chain Planner Opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Supply Chain Planner to join the Supply Chain team in Widnes . The role is primarily responsible for raising Purchase Orders and managing stock levels in & out of the business to support demand and to ensure appropriate stock levels at all times. Liaising with the site operations to ensure appropriate capacity is available for arranged deliveries. You will raise, expedite and deal with any issues that occur for all materials aligned to your portfolio including managing bad inventory out of the business. You will strive for excellence in customer service whilst controlling and monitoring stock, enabling a seamless flow of goods in and out of the warehouse.

Key Tasks:

+ Manage a portfolio of products ensuring that orders are placed in a timely manner to ensure that they are delivered OTIF whilst working closely with the commercial team for any pricing, quantity or lead-time restrictions
+ Understand system parameters and adjust accordingly when demand has changed.
+ Work closely with the customer service team across the UK (your customer) to ensure they have enough information to offer a high service level to the end customer.
+ Using your own initiative to look for new ways to improve processes whilst keeping stock levels appropriate, achieving KPI such as percentage of stock availability.

We Are Looking For:

Experience in a similar role would be advantageous but full training will be given to a confident individual with an awareness of the needs of the business and an understanding of the importance of balance.

The successful candidate must be flexible with changing circumstances, adaptable and possess strong problem solving skills. With excellent attention to detail, you will be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and prioritse tasks according to business needs.

You should be able to demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to deal with people of all levels of the business.

What We Offer in Return:

+ Supply Chain Professional Accreditation Support
+ 33 days holiday
+ Holiday buy and sell scheme
+ Discretionary bonus scheme
+ Generous pension scheme
+ Death in service benefits
+ Discounted private healthcare
+ Discounts with 1,000+ retailers
+ Employee assistance programme
+ Employee share plan
+ Cycle to work scheme
+ Learning & development programmes
+ Career progression opportunities
+ Free onsite parking

It's an exciting time to join the team. We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world leader at what we do. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference!

Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Inventory Coordinator, Junior Stock and Inventory Planner, Inventory & Stock Planner, Stock Control, Supply Chain Planner Assistant, Supply Chain Planning Assistant, Supply Chain Administrator, Supply Chain Coordinator, Supply Chain Graduate, Purchasing & Supply, Sales, Account Management.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager