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Job Title

Stores Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
LocationsEast Midlands, Nottinghamshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesOperations
Date Posted07 March 2018

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The Stores Manager is to provide strong leadership and develop the logistics/ inventory/materials team/stock handling/value added processes to achieve both effective and efficient stock control management and on time supply to internal manufacturing and production facilities and site.

Client Details

Based in Newark, With experience across every sector, my client is a leading force and has the expertise and production capability to deliver high quality, cost effective products that meet the current and future needs of their users.

They operate across multiple sectors, delivering a comprehensive range of innovative Off-Site Solutions, operating in the MOD, Commercial, Retail, Hotel, Student Accommodation and Education sectors.

Across all of these sectors, their manufacturing and construction sites continually strive to find a better way of delivering high quality Off-Site Solutions that achieves our clients’ goals more efficiently, more affordably, and more effectively.


The Stores Manager will be responsible for:

  • Full involvement in the implementation of new innovations in the stores function, MRP, Kanban, etc.
  • Manage the stores for the manufacturing site and lead a team to deliver an excellent service and onsite availability of operational products, goods and PPE.
  • Develop and implement processes and controls to effectively manage goods in/out, location and issue
  • Implement and maintain a stock management process to consistently achieve stock accuracy
  • Support, implement and sustain continuous improvement through lean manufacturing techniques and philosophies including removal of non-value-added activities.
  • Produce regular reports and statistical information as required.
  • Use data analysis as a tool to deliver improvements.
  • Reporting, measuring and managing KPI’s.
  • Work in conjunction with the production team to ensure the optimal flow of materials to satisfy the production requirements.
  • Maintain accurate stock records and transactions in all operations of the company’s system, including investigation and prevention of inaccuracies. Proactively assess and investigate root causes of stock loss/gain trends.
  • Maintain full understanding and compliance of the company ISO9001/ISO14001/ISO18001 standards
  • Review/remove/report obsolete or damaged stock and report financial impact.
  • Schedule and organise stock cycle checks and main stock takes.
  • Efficient organisation and utilisation of stores personnel
  • Maintain a high standard of maintenance and housekeeping along with workplace organisation throughout the stores area.
  • To ensure the team are trained and work within Health & Safety regulations and develop 5S and Lean throughout the work areas.


The successful Stores Manager will be able to handle ALL responsibilities including inventory, MRP implementation and prior knowledge of Stores Management experience.


  • Demonstrable experience in leadership and management of a busy stores environment or similar discipline.

  • Considerable management experience in a manufacturing environment, reporting at senior level.

  • Proven skills and experience of manufacturing material control and supply logistics.

  • Proven track record in improving efficiencies.
  • Able to bring a new dimension to stores activities.
  • Previous change management experience and ability to communicate this out.
  • Demonstrate experience of leading, coaching and development of a stores team within a changing environment..
  • Role will require a familiarity and knowledge of the principles of Lean/Six Sigma
  • Competent IT skills in Microsoft, Excel (Navision or similar desirable but not essential)
  • Enthusiasm, drive and a can-do attitude

Job Offer

Competitive Salary

Chance to work for a Market-Leader

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