Inventory Manager

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    £40000 - £50000.00 per annum

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Job Title: Inventory Controller

Location: Wigan

Salary: £40-50k+package

A leading global manufacturer and distribution business are looking to recruit a proven and experienced Inventory Controller to capitalise on year on year growth and look to analyse supply chain performance and deliver import projects to further support/solidify the business's operation.

The Inventory Controller will be responsible for managing the inventory of multiple profit centres.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Purchasing Team to maintain adequate inventory levels to meet demand

  • Investigate discrepancies in reported quantities and locations of all inventory

  • Assess inventory output on a daily, weekly, monthly basis to identify trends

  • Monitor delivery schedule and customer orders

  • Work with freight forwarders to coordinate deliveries based on priorities and improve inbound transportation

  • Coordinate with customer service and logistics departments

  • Check date-sensitive products for expiration and facilitate removal or transfer of product as needed

  • Perform product transfers where possible to fulfil back orders

  • Understand the supplier base by category of product and create BATNAs on the ERP system

  • Understand the product base to assist with the group wide product standardisation and supplier rationalisation

  • Work with the warehouse to monitor space, deliveries and throughput

  • Reporting of stock values, stock turns and other working capital calculations

Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Prior experience of managing large inventories with a very high number of SKUs
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • APICS or CIPS certification a plus
  • IT literate with strong PC skills and an excellent operational knowledge of Microsoft Excel and the other key Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Highly analytical, with strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills

This is a new role to the group and we very much expect the candidate to make it their own in conjunction with the group Supply Chain strategy.

The company prides itself on creating an inspiring environment for employees, generating an ethos of entrepreneurial spirit and rewarding opportunities. There are definite long term career options for the right candidate, plus a great environment to work in.

To apply, please email a copy of your most up to date CV or call Tom Wowk on 0161 707 1516 for more details. Please note - if you have not received any feedback within 5 days, your application was not successful on this occasion.