£21000 - £23000/annum Basic Salary plus Bonus & Benefits
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Inventory ControllerLocation: Wolverhampton Package: Basic Salary up to £23,000 (dependent on experience) & flexible benefits package including hybrid working, up to 27 days holiday (Plus additional annual leave purchasing scheme)Sector: Packaging distribution The Company We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for a Inventory Controller to join our procurement team based in Network Packaging in Wolverhampton. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Our procurement functionality is a vital part of our solution offering and we continually invest in the professional development of our team including professional accredited training. The Inventory Controller Role Working as a member of our local procurement team, your role will support the site at which you are based whilst upholding the company wide National procurement strategy. Within this role you will manage inventory effectively ensuring appropriate stock availability to meet customer service levels, meet working capital expectations, utilise space and margin optimisation. Inventory Controller Key Duties
To manage inventory effectively.
Develop strong relationships & communicate effectively with management, procurement, logistics and sales.
Manage and achieve stock KPI’s
Work in a constructive manner and promote co-operation between departments and other sites.
Identify areas for margin improvement or reducing inventory value &/or space and liaise with management to action accordingly.
Be aware of the profit implication of poor stock management, including redundant/damaged stock and incurring unnecessary costs e.
To purchase standard and non-standard stock items, maintaining cost effective stock levels appropriate to expected customer service levels.
Manage the stock database of aged and invoiced stock in line with customer agreements, identify areas for improvement and liaise with management to implement
Manage Goods In delivery schedule & confirm GRN’s
Develop a full understanding of the total supply chain function
Ensure that the site purchasing transactions are carried out in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
Administer purchase orders and all other associated administration.
Understand the products purchased
Do you have the correct profile? We certainly welcome your application if you have gained experience of working within a commercial environment and can demonstrate transferable skills including negotiation, communication and customer service. Please note no prior experience within procurement or purchasing is necessary as full training and a clear pathway for development will be provided. As a minimum requirement, we do also seek strong computer literacy (MS Office to include Excel spreadsheets) & strong attention to detail. You will also ideally have some previous experience of working within a small office-based team. Our Benefits We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits package can include: -
25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays
Additional Holiday purchasing scheme (run annually)
Contributory pension scheme
Geographical salary weighting available at certain specific locations
Free parking at most of our site locations
Annual (company paid) volunteering day
Range of company cars or cash allowance (including hybrid/electric) for qualifying job roles
Employee assistance program to support & advise with well-being & any issues
Extensive range of training/development & potential progression opportunities
Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles
Enhanced HR policies relating to various employee rights & entitlements
Long service awards (5-40 years)
Charitable giving options
Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)
Candidate referral scheme (awards £750 for referring successful applicants to Macfarlane job vacancies)
Your future with us Here at Macfarlane Group, you truly have the potential to shape your own future and set your own ambitions. We are a large group company where internal promotion and mobility is a key feature of our success. Through tailored career plans, we provide a wide range of structure training & development pathways, utilizing both inhouse expertise to share knowledge and the best-in-class external training partners. There is potential access to management & leadership development, and we work closely with recognized, accredited bodies including the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) & the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS); so there really are no limits to where your journey within Macfarlane Group may take you long term. How to apply/next steps This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting the successful candidate to commence with us ASAP. Please note that Macfarlane Group supports ‘hybrid working’ where possible and we often conduct our first stage interviews via video. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within 2-3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE
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