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Inventory Controller

Ref no. BHN561050
Location Folkestone & Hythe, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

My client are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join our Materials and Logistics Department.

Key skills required for this role

Experience in a materials or inventory focused role


Experience in a materials or inventory focused role

Job description

You will be part of a team employed to ensure the provision of spare parts for the maintenance department. You will be responsible for effectively managing a portfolio of suppliers to maintain the availability of stock and working to control and minimise costs within the supply chain.

Role & responsibilities include -

  • Responsible for the purchasing of spare parts for the maintenance department, ensuring the required availability is met in line with deadlines agreed with the suppliers.
  • Analyses the requirements and calculates the optimal quantities to supply at the minimum cost.
  • Manages and adjusts the replenishment criteria required to ensure the availability of stock. Assessing 'Just in Time' (criticality, threshold min/max/ safety management, packaging/ reorder points), to ensure that stock is maintained at an appropriate level.
  • Participates in the establishment of framework agreements and management.
  • Researches suppliers for items without a source of supply.
  • Liaising with and managing a portfolio of suppliers, with the objective of sustaining long-term availability and reliable lead times.
  • Ensure that offers meet the need in terms of quality.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent.
  • Experience working in an inventory, procurement, or logistical role.
  • Qualification in inventory management procurement or logistics would be an advantage.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint etc.)
  • Previous experience working with purchasing and computer stock management systems (working with SAP is desirable).
  • The ability to work in an English/ French bi-national environment is essential with the ability to communicate in French is desirable but not essential.

Lucy Gibbs manages this role

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