Inventory Controller

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    Newmarket, Suffolk

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    £30000 - £34000.00 per annum

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    Scott Williams

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    10 months ago

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Inventory Controller
£30,000 to £34,000 doe
Support for CIPS training qualifications

Operating in over 16 countries, servicing approximately 4 billion people around the world our client is a vertically integrated farm to fork food conglomerate. A ready meal, a sandwich, a pub dinner, a pizza from the supermarket, a chilled snack or even a seafood salad, covering multiple sectors in the UK, you will have eaten their products and not even known about it.

They are now in need of an Inventory Controller to support the BRC Grade A manufacturing site in Suffolk. The site works 7 days a week, 363 days a year with multiple interchangeable High Care and Low Care lines, producing a wide range of chilled and frozen products for the retail, food service and ingredients markets in both branded and own label formats.

The Inventory Controller will oversee the day to day purchasing for all packaging, consumable items (PPE, ink ribbons, pallet wrap etc), and UK ingredients with a current spend value of £5.5m. You will be responsible for maintaining a high level of inventory accuracy and integrity whilst maximising space utilisation on site, ensuring all materials are conforming to the business specifications, procedures and policies, facilitating efficient order fulfilment for internal/external customers

About the role

  • Manage supplier stocks off site
  • Responsible for overseeing physical inventories/cycle counts/random or receipt audits/reconciliations
  • Order raw material requirements from the storage warehouse
  • Oversee new launches & effective change management
  • Liaise with Planning on any potential packaging/raw material issues to ensure demands can be met
  • Study and monitor business trends and analyses markets to make recommendations of possible specification changes which would represent savings without detracting from quality requirements
  • Ensure that all pricing in SAP is correct and investigate any invoice discrepancies
  • Send out enquiries for appropriate product/material or service needs, collate and analyse quotations, place order with suitable suppliers for specified products/materials ensuring goods are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates within budget
  • Aid in the procurement of Energy supply, mobile phone contracts, and alarm systems in conjunction with head office

About you

  • Stock management systems (SAP, Rubicon, Excel)
  • 3 years minimum Stock control/replenishment
  • Excellent analytical and numerical capability
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Previous experience of budget control and cost reduction programmes
  • Good understanding of Packaging films, trays, cardboard
  • A driving license is essential for this role

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are an Inventory Analyst/Controller or have indirect buying experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Technical Manager role, please contact Scott Williams at Jonathan Lee Recruitment PSC17

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