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Supply Chain Project Manager

ReferenceVC1706-6
RecruiterNCR Purchasing & Supply
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Town/CityWarrington
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted19 June 2017

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Supply Chain Project Manager (Retail/FMCG)
Based in Warrington, Cheshire
£55k + Benefits
Our client is looking for an experience supply chain manager (inventory/planning/forecasting) ideally from a retail background but may also consider FMCG or a supplier to retail but who has specifically had experience of developing systems (planning/forecasting)
Job Purpose
To strategically manage complex, high SKU count inventory across EMEA in order to service multiple sales channels, across multiple markets and in multiple warehouses and to look at future development of inventory/supply chain systems

Key Responsibilities
" Working with Demand Planning and the Product teams, determine strategic stocking policies for all SKUs and across all business channels within each of the European warehouses.
" Devise and manage an inventory stocking logic that includes a volume threshold against each style that determines whether it should be stocked within one or both of the warehouses.
" Using prior experience of systems and business reporting tools, implement a systems solution for planning, forecasting, inventory management.
" Continually evolve strategic plans in response to changing business requirements across the region.
" For all single stocked styles determine the optimum warehouse location for that stock to maximise service capabilities whilst minimising transportation costs.
" Manage all inter-warehouse stock transfers.
" Responsible for end of life stock management, working with the sales and retail teams to liquidate stock in the most optimum way for New Balance, ensuring last pairs are cleared quickly to allow for inventory optimisation through the warehouse.
" Responsible for managing and improving stock turns in the European Warehouses
" Takes responsibility for completing monthly inventory forecast and inventory reporting, including service reporting
" Take a leadership role in annual inventory productivity improvement programs.
" Responsible for inter-channel inventory allocation methodology.
" Overall responsibility for the execution of finished goods purchase orders for EMEA subsidiaries, ensuring all deadlines are adhered to and all processes are followed.
" Management of the purchasing team, ensuring all team members have both business and development goals and objectives.  
" Key resource on the Global Inventory Management Project.  Interacts with and aligns to corporate inventory programs, definitions, programs, etc.
Key Contacts
" EMEA Demand Planning Manager
" EMEA Logistics Manager
" EMEA Customer Services Manager
" IT
" Finance
" Country Managers
" Retail Merchandising and Planning Manager

Requirements - skills, behaviours, training
" Strategic mind-set with the ability to plan and adapt to changing business needs linked to our short and long term strategic plans.
" Demonstrates willingness to carry out operational tasks whilst developing and implementing strategic plans.
" Commercial understanding with the ability to put the customer at the forefront of decision making.
" Experience of using and implementing supply planning systems and business reporting tools  (planning and forecasting, inventory management systems) 
" People focused; strong people management skills with the ability to motivate others.
" Project management skills.
" Diplomatic and able to negotiate solutions calmly and effectively.
" Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise long and short term objectives.
" Well-developed sense of personal responsibility.
" Creative problem solving skills and understanding of root cause analysis methodology with a strong commercial decision making ability.
" Shows attention to detail, accuracy and timing.
" Highly analytical with the ability to manage large quantities of data and develop meaningful and insightful business/management reports.
" Experienced gained ideally in a large company with complex supply chain in consumer goods - broad SKUs, servicing multi channels, multiple locations with multiple stocking locations and large product lines.

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