Imports Supply Chain Planner

Posted 23/05/2024 by TQR Consultancy Ltd

Plymouth, Devon

Due to our client's expansion and ongoing success, we are seeking a dynamic Import Supply Chain Planner to join a team based in a successful Head Office in Plymouth.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to manage and coordinate the planning and tracking of import shipments, ensuring a smooth supply chain. The successful candidate will provide clear and accurate data to all business stakeholders and will utilize Excel extensively for data manipulation, interrogation, and reporting. If you are passionate about optimising supply chain operations, this opportunity is for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and monitor data accuracy for container supply chain milestones.
  • Track shipments from ex-factory to on-time receipt at distribution centers.
  • Analyze large volumes of diverse data and provide actionable insights.
  • Enhance supplier performance and relationships to ensure timely shipment of goods.
  • Improve reporting and visibility for stakeholders to support business planning and seasonal intake phasing.
  • Develop and create reports on current shipment status and alert potential issues.
  • Identify and highlight supply chain risks, collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Communicate insights and results to various audiences within the company.
  • Present findings to stakeholders, department managers, and the head of the department.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Demonstrable analytical skills with commercial awareness.
  • Proactive problem solver with a strong aptitude for learning.
  • Experience in ocean imports and supply chain milestones is advantageous.
  • Effective communication and influence with stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Office), including Power BI and online platforms.
  • Advanced Excel skills, including pivot tables.
  • Experience with SQL is desirable.
  • Familiarity with business processes related to procurement, inventory management, and logistics.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a positive attitude and determination to excel.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Long service awards
  • Employee discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible and hybrid working options

If you have the above based experience and are currently looking for a new challenge then please submit an up to date CV by using the ‘apply’ button below.

For an informal chat please phone TQR Office and ask for Laura. Many thanks for your interest.  

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