Reference : 555293

Area Inventory Manager

  • Supply Chain
  • United Kingdom Croydon
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 05/08/2018

Additional description

Area Inventory Manager - Jewson Head Office Binley Coventry

Job Purpose

Works within an area:

Orders stock for all branches in your designated area and as directed by your Regional Inventory Manager

  • Responsible for working with branch to maintain AA product availability of 98% and to reduce total 90D stock values – AA stock value ~£3m – total stock value ~£8m
  • Orders all AA product with annual value of £20m to £30m (depending on Area)
  • With increase in Range AA with inclusion of specialist range products, AIM’s will have responsibility for replenishment of specialist ranged products
  • Identify route cause of service and inventory issues and required corrective actions required.
  • Required to design and land stock reduction strategies within area -
    • Act national point of contact for specific category departments
    • Work with AD/ASM on area local sales/stocking initiatives
    • Liaise with suppliers on local stock plans (influence)
    • Work with other sectors across the business on specialist ranging
  • Manages allocations
  • Manages stock cleanses
  • Works with Lynx Distribution planner on planning effective IBTs.
  • Develop effective working relationships with AD/ASM/BM.
  • Support the training of branch inventory individuals to improve supply planning capability.
  • Works on key supply chain initiatives as a central contact point between Head Office and the branch network.
  • Supports across the region as required in case of absence etc.
Qualifications required.

  • Clean UK Drivers Licence(preferred but not essential)
  • Good GCSEs including Maths and English
  • Must be IT literate
Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required
  • Experience of Inventory Management
  • Knowledge and experience of stock orderingin a stores /warehouse / branch network
  • Skills in operating a Kerridge-type systemwould be advantageous
  • Skills in working with Excel and database systems would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of builders merchant business model
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to work well alone and as part of a team
  • Analytical approach and high level of numeracy – in terms of managing data in order to build loads to certain value\volume\stock coverage constraints
  • Knowledge of Jewson culture would be advantageousbut not essential
  • Experience with other SGBD brands would beadvantageousbut not essential
  • Relationship building ability
  • Good prioritisation skills and a logical approach to work
  • Ability to work on own initiative and at times to work well alone
  • Ability to influence and challenge\manage behaviours
  • Good financial awareness
  • Commercial awareness - in terms of the understanding the impact of their decisions when either ordering stock or managing stock reduction programmes
Key Results Areas

TO BE THE BEST TIMBER & BUILDERS MERCHANT IN THE EYES OF OUR TARGET CUSTOMERS

  • Orders all AA product
  • Orders other SKUs supplied by AA suppliers
  • Manages allocations
  • Manages stock cleanses
  • Works with Lynx Distribution planner on planning effective IBTs
  • Works on initiatives as a central contact point between Head Office and the branch network
  • Operations network ofBranch ManagersArea Directors
  • Supports across the region as required in case of absence etc
  • Regional Always Available scores targeted to beat least 90% and ideally over95%requirement now 98%
  • Value of AA stock (Always Available) in <90 days and >90 day categories
  • Uses there knowledge to manage the requirement of stock in the business were appropriate
  • To maintain your knowledge of the markets requirements and trends within inventory management
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures (HR, Health & Safety, Business Controls, etc)
  • Promote effective working relationships and teamwork with other departments and their staff.
  • Undertake duties in a manner compliant with the Company’s Core Values.
Principles of Conduct & Action

The post holder is expected to comply with our shared ethical code as expressed through the Saint-Gobain Principles of Conduct and Action.
The Principles of ConductThe Principles of Action
Professional CommitmentRespect for the Law
Respect for othersCaring for the Environment
IntegrityWorker Health & Safety
LoyaltyEmployee Rights
Solidarity

A full explanation of each principle can be found in the Saint-Gobain Principles of Conduct and Action Booklet or on the company intranet site 1st Point.
Benefits
  • 31 days holidays including bank holidays–increasing to 33 days with service (within a calendar year)
  • Company Pension
  • Company Car
  • Life Assurance – 2 x salary / 4 x salary in pension scheme
  • Share options – Monthly scheme buy 4 get 1 free
  • Staff Discounts – Across SGBD brands
  • Equipe – Flexible benefits package
Key Relationships




Internal:Area Director, Branch Managers, Branch staff, Lynx Distribution Planner, Supply Chain team,Category team,IT helpdesk, Distribution hubs (where applicable)

External: Suppliers of finished goods
Dimensions and Decision Making Responsibilities


  • Quantities of product to order
  • Value of product to be ordered
  • Responsibility for the ordering of stockfor supply in the network, e.g.Direct from the supplier of from another branches
  • Area ordering of stock for c. 10-15 branches inc up to 20+ as standard
  • Increased geographic coverage – more time away from home
  • Some – duel role (CIC role)
  • Implementation of ranges
  • Implementation of branch in branch
  • Stores implementations – requirement from Ops (“AIM is best suited to do…”)
  • Act/Responsibility as part of the area management team
  • Increased responsibility on cluster management/stock/key stakeholder meetings
  • Stock value ordered c. £20m per year and up to £30m (depending on the area)

What are the benefits?

In addition to a competitive base salary plus an attractive bonus scheme, you will benefit from a significant focus on your own personal development and also have access to:

  • A company car
  • A defined contribution pension scheme.
  • 31 days holiday (increasing to 33 with service)
  • Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days holiday to be bought or sold).
  • A defined share purchasing scheme (Each month you put away an agreed amount from your ‘pre-tax' pay and we use it to buy Saint-Gobain shares for you. As an added bonus, for every four shares you buy Saint-Gobain will give you an extra share free of charge).
  • As an employee you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Staff discounts and various other benefits.

What do I need to do now?

We would love to hear from you! In order to find out more and apply, please click below to register and submit your CV on our careers site. We will be in touch with you after your application to tell you about the next stages.

AGENCY?

Please note that we have our own recruitment marketing and search functions alongside an already agreed set of agency partners and will not accept any third party CV’s/Applications from anyone unless invited to do so.

If you have any questions please get in touch with us by emailing recruitment@sgbd.co.uk

AGENCY?

Please note that we have our own recruitment marketing and search functions alongside an already agreed set of agency partners and will not accept any third party CV’s/Applications from anyone unless invited to do so.

On occasion, we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly, to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome a diversity of applications irrespective of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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