Inventory Planner

Newton Aycliffe


We are an in-stock business, so the purpose of the Inventory Planner role is to forecast and order components to ensure that stock is on-the-shelf on-time to meet customer needs, while ensuring we don’t over-stock and avoiding excess and obsolescence.

You will be responsible for 5K+ components, several suppliers (inter-company and external), and purchases of over £15M per annum; managing the end-to-end supply chain from order, expediting, transport booking and customs clearances, booking-in and credit-note recovery.

Main Responsibilities

-          Manage in-bound transport bookings and customs clearances daily;

-          Plan and place weekly orders for components;

-          Understand and support sales promotions and Customer spot buys, adjusting your ordering needs as appropriate;

-          Manage bespoke/non-stock orders weekly;

-          Work closely with Suppliers and joint-problem-solve for issue resolution;

-          Follow data retention policies, which includes saving or filing and appropriate disposition of paperwork;

-          Ensure adherence to health and safety standards within the purchasing function.

General Tasks and Expectations

-          Maintenance of Item-master and Supplier-master data in the ERP;

-          Spend/Usage analysis in support of sourcing activities;

-          Analysis of supplier quotations and make sourcing recommendations;

-          Support the Purchasing and Supply Chain Team by covering responsibilities during holiday periods;

-          Occasionally work outside of normal business hours when necessary to meet business needs;

-          Be available to travel, including overnight stays, to suppliers (predominantly in the UK and Europe and usually once or twice per annum).


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Job Type:

full-time, permanent

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