Imports & Inventory Manager

Posted a week ago by Cordant People

Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Salary:£35K
  • Manchester city centre based
  • Managing team of 6
  • Office based (when able to)
  • Hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm (Mon-Thurs) 5pm finish on Friday
  • Full time and permanent
  • Inventory Management
  • Raising of PO's
  • Stock Control
  • SKUs = 1500
  • Long and short lead times
  • Liaising with Factories in the Far East
  • Understanding of import/shipping documents & UK port
  • Dealing with product codes
  • Checking products have cleared customs
  • 1-2-1s, appraisals, return to work, disciplinaries..etc
About the role:

Actively responsible for the daily operation of all aspects and effective running of the purchasing function in conjunction with maintaining stock levels in line with company
expectations, ensuring maximum fulfilment of sales orders with the least amount of stock, liaising closely with buyers, finance, warehouse and sales teams.

Duties & responsibilities:

-Managing day to day running of the purchasing department and managing the team
-Produce reports to board members and senior management team on purchasing departments performance.
-Work closely with all other departments to improve service levels and efficiency.
-Creating, Raising and Sending purchase orders to vendors using just in time principle.
-Confirming with Vendors receipt of purchase orders.
-Progressing outstanding purchase orders with vendors to ensure stock availability at all times and then updating arrival dates.
-Progression of shipping documents to ensure speedy clearance of imported goods.
-Payments for overseas suppliers relating to shipping documents.
-Maintenance of all reorder points across all items
-Maintenance of all Lead times across all items
-Working closely with Board Directors to ensure optimum availability of stock.
-Working closely with Senior Sales Managers to ensure optimum stock availability for "key" accounts.
-Working closely with our preferred agents to ensure the right stock is shipped at the right time.
-Liaising with senior buyers to ensure any product issues are resolved quickly and efficiently.
-Liaising with internal and external sales personnel to provide detailed stock availability information.
-Familiarity with utilising ERP systems and master data maintenance.

Skills required:

-At least 3 years' experience in a supply chain management role, working within a management team.
-Ability to lead, coach and motivate a team.
-Strong Microsoft Office skills
-Strong customer service focus
-Strong communication skills
-Self-motivated and ambitious
-Experienced Negotiator
-Work independently and under pressure ensuring specific time frames are adhered to, someone who can take responsibility and lead by example.
-Ability to thrive under pressure.
-Hands on approach
-A knowledge of Navision Dynamics (Desirable)
-Knowledge of Bonded warehousing (Desirable)
-An understanding of working with HMRC (Desirable)

Cordant Group is an equal opportunities employer

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