Supply Chain Assistant job in Stockport


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Job Ref: 7341

Job Type: PERM

Location: Stockport

Salary: £up to £26,000

Date Posted: 10-05-2022

Category: Administration Office Support, Customer Services, Logistics/ Supply Chain

Alexander Hancock

Supply Chain Assistant, excellent career development, buying/supply chain/estimating background ideal, manufacturing/product experience, Salary up to £26k plus excellent benefits package, based in Stockport 

Role and Responsibilities for the position of Supply Chain Assistant:

  • Supporting the Procurement team in their daily duties
  • Monitoring MRP and ensuring stock levels are maintained
  • Driving a daily departmental meeting to provide updates on all orders and raising any issues
  • Weekly pipeline meetings to ensure all orders are on track for the month and any issues are identified and addressed
  • Raising orders for stock lines and specials
  • Raising orders for externally sourced jobs
  • Ensure all sales orders are on track and any issues are addressed
  • Tracking of all orders placed to ensure they are coming in on time
  • Ensuring order confirmations are correct and attached
  • Answering enquiries from the Sales team in a timely manner to achieve agreed SLA
  • Ensuring primary and secondary suppliers in place for all lines
  • Identifying areas for improvement where product costs need to be reduced to improve margin
  • Maximising margin through cost negotiation on standard and bespoke product lines
  • Negotiation of material costs, payments terms and carriage, optimising cost and quality
  • Negotiate fixed price periods with suppliers
  • Establish new supplier relationships to drive NPD or to potentially transfer current business across to drive improved prices/ service level
  • Maintaining and building current supplier relationships to improve costs and terms
  • Working in a team to bring to market new and innovative products
  • Identifying and establishing relationships with new suppliers
  • Reviewing poor performing product and either discontinuing or putting a strategy in place to improve their performance
  • Estimating for bespoke orders
  • Develop excellent understanding of materials and packaging costs

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