Supply Chain Admin.

Location Preston

Contract Permanent

Salary £19k-£22k

Ref 3430

My established client are looking for a candidate who will work alongside the Inventory Planner and Customer Service Team to provide support for day-to-day management of the company’s inventory planning, as well as arranging import and export shipments.

What’s in it for me?

  • Working for well-established, well-known, and fast-growing company
  • 23 days holiday, plus the standard 8 Bank holidays
  • Genuine career opportunities for the right candidate
  • Year end bonus – based on company overall performance

Day to day duties

  • Perform monthly forecast exceptions using Slimstock inventory planning software and prepare purchase orders for management approval and submission to suppliers;
  • Coordinate all import and export shipments via email, telephone and freight forwarder web portal, working towards strict deadlines;
  • Ensure Import Sea & Air shipments from Asia are scheduled on a timely basis from the supplier and booked with the Freight Forwarder, with all the necessary paperwork in place;
  • Ensure documentation for Export shipments is prepared promptly and accurately for European road Freight movements
  • Validate Supplier Invoices and accurate record-keeping of all purchase transactions.
  • Maintain a central register of all Shipments and Purchase Orders on ERP system and update on a regular basis;
  • Facilitate and maintain successful relationships with Suppliers, Freight Forwarders and Carriers;
  • Maintain a central register of product specifications, prices, bar-codes, HS codes and duty rates;
  • Perform regular analysis, reconciliations, problem solving and progress chasing of all shipments and invoices;
  • Provide day-to-day support to Customer Service team for customer sales order processing and answering customer queries.
  • Liaise with Company Management through meetings and reports on all active orders, shipments, invoices and payments due.
  • Liaising with other departments within the business to ensure a smooth and pleasant customer experience.
  • General office duties such as answering the phone and providing support to other members of the customer service team.
  • Providing reports and analysis support to the sales team & other duties assigned by the management

What skills do i need?

  • Experienced in inventory/warehouse/logistics, knowledge of basic planning, forecasting and stock projection principles essential.
  • Experience in using Oracle ERP and Inventory Planning software would be helpful
  • Excellent customer service, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Good IT skill especially in Excel, analytical, commercially astute, possessing good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven organisational skills and the ability to work well under pressure and meeting strict deadlines.

Working hours

Between 08.30am – 5:00pm Monday- Friday

(Minor adjustment to Start & Finish time + Working from Home arrangement due to Covid)

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