Supply Chain Analyst
£25,000 to £27,000
Mon to Thurs 08:00 to 16:00
Fri 08:00 to 15:00
My client is a market leader and innovator in home lifestyle products and have been providing attractive solutions for over 40 years. Their products can be found in John Lewis, B&M and the Top 4 Supermarkets as well as other Retailers. Due to an internal restructure they are now looking for an experienced Supply Chain Analyst to join their team.
This is a hands-on role for a Supply Chain Analyst to carry out the forecasting, inventory planning and ordering process. This entails creating forecasts and facilitating discussions with the Sales Team & Customers to generate a rolling 18 week sales forecast for all products. This forecast, in addition to other inputs such as lead times, MOQs, target fill rates, etc., is then used to determine target inventory levels, and develop an efficient purchasing/shipping plan for Chinese suppliers.
About The Role
- Utilise forecasting and inventory planning systems to generate an 18 week rolling demand forecast, purchasing plans, target stocking levels and weekly recommended purchases.
- Ensure that forecasting and inventory planning inputs and parameters are updated in the planning system (customer forecast, new product introductions, lead times, stocking status, etc.)
- Maintain, review & modify master data (product info, weights/cbms, pricing)
- Raise purchase orders on factories considering lead times, MOQ, container fill, factory consolidation, etc. Manage the factories finished goods inventory where necessary.
- Co-ordinate with the factories material component and packaging ordering and inventory holding.
- Collaborate with Sales Team, Customers and Innovations Team to ensure that projected product launches, promotions & exits are appropriately planned.
- Generate shipment, purchasing and inventory reports for monthly business monitoring.
- Establish guidelines for the Sales Order Processing Team & customers in order to manage circumstances when demand exceeds supply (e.g., prioritizing which customer receives shipments) by providing clear communications to all parties to advise them of the situation.
- Execute contingency policies with suppliers (e.g., supplier carrying additional safety stock, first right to production capabilities, additional shifts or overtime, alternate providers) in order to ensure continuity of supply or address unexpected threats to supply chain fulfilment.
- Monitor suppliers shipping schedule to ensure all orders ship on time.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment.
- Confidence - both internally and externally
- Familiar with logistics and production planning concepts
- Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Effectively work autonomously with minimal management direction.
- Strong customer orientation - a positive and proactive approach.
- Knowledge of statistical techniques
- Strong problem analysis and critical thinking skills
- Managing & prioritizing a high volume of work in a fast paced environment
- Experience of managing / interaction with multiple suppliers
- Ability to think logically and take decisions based on situational assessments
If you have the relevant experience and are looking for your next challenge, then apply online for consideration or forward your latest CV PSC17