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Supply Chain Specialist - Far East Imports

RecruiterVertical Advantage
Industry SectorSea Freight & Shipping, Transport & Distribution
Salary£30,000 to £31,000 per annum
LocationsBirmingham, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, South West, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Midlands, Worcestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted06 September 2018

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Who are we looking for?

Supply Chain Specialist – Far East Imports

About the Employer

The UKs number one online retailer of home accessories.

About the Role

You will be required to ensure the cost effective and timely coordination of all supply chain activities with increasing focus on vendor and freight forwarder management to support the company’s growth in import purchases particularly the Far East.


Maintaining supplier price files to ensure they accurately represent commercial agreements.

Raising purchase orders in line with business requirements based on MRP system output.

Liaising with off-shore and domestic suppliers to ensure orders are confirmed accurately.

Ensuring the timely and accurate payment of deposits and balances for off-shore purchases.

Overseeing FCL shipments, obtaining status updates during production and transport.

Updating ERP systems with timely and accurate delivery-schedule information.

Identifying supplier performance gaps and ensuring their timely communication by exception.

Negotiating freight forwarder rates and service levels to meet business requirements.

Verifying import documentation, including commercial invoices and packing lists.

Processing documents for customs clearance and preventing unforeseen shipment delays.

Validating deferment statements and freight forwarder invoices before payment.

Managing the landed costs process and electronically receiving stock into the business.

Arranging deliveries from port to warehouse and managing the timely arrival of containers.

About You

Detailed knowledge of import costs and processes.

Experience managing off-shore suppliers and freight forwarders

Strong product and price file background.

Salary Permanent salary ranging up to £35000+ Benefits

For further details or to request a copy of the full job description, please apply online or forward an up to date cv requirements to [link removed]

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Recruiter: Vertical Advantage
Tel: +44 (0)207 438 1565
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