Stock Control Manager - Paignton - Devon

c£30k - Purchasing and Supply Chain
Ref: 205 Date Posted: Monday 14 Jun 2021
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Purpose of role

Leadership and support for the Supply Chain strategy, formulating and executing an ambitious Supply Chain plan to deliver a collaborative, agile and market focused Supply Chain proposition for the customer base. 

Drive and lead the team to optimise the processes and procedures to provide structure to deliver a first-class experience across all product categories and channels.
Support the Supply Chain Plan, Demand Planning, Vendor Management and Inventory Management, with further responsibility for managing the interfaces with our third-party Logistics and Warehouse partners.

Key responsibilities

Vendor Management

  • Manage all internal and external vendors. Co-ordinate regular vendor meetings in line with a documented schedule.
  • Issue supply forecasts, measure KPI’s and additional performance metrics to support service feedback.
  • Where appropriate carry out on-site visits and pre-shipment inspections.
  • Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers, freight forwarders and warehouse operators.

Materials Planning (MRP)

  • Run the MRP process weekly for relevant vendors.
  • Place purchase orders and evaluate shipping schedules received from vendors.

Inventory Management

  • Lead the development of the stock policy for all SKU's to optimise availability, minimise working capital, whilst accounting for seasonality and demand volatility.
  • Manage timely phase in/phase out product transitions to ensure effective life cycle management.
  • Liaise effectively, with suppliers and commercial areas, on inventory management initiatives to minimise stock outs and OSMI.
  • Manage the Master Data and stocking policy, ensuring a clear review process is established and delivered.
  • Manage and coordinate the twice yearly stock takes.
Warehouse & Logistics
  • Manage day to day warehouse & logistics management against agreed SLA's and KPI's.
  • Identify and drive opportunities to optimise the Supply Chain and drive cost efficiencies for all warehousing & transport activities.
  • Ownership of the SLA with the warehousing and transportation provider including KPI management and assessment.
  • Co-ordinate Audit control process and execution.
  • Lead the management and review of the Supply Chain operating procedures. 
  • Ensure compliance on Brexit regulations on all imports and exports.


  • Championing S&OP processes.
  • Customer Collaboration and CPFR.
  • Warehousing and inbound/outbound transport provision.
  • Customer Service delivery.
  • Commercial management.
  • Key stakeholder management.
  • Lean management.
  • Leadership and people management.
  • Management in a complex and ambiguous structure.
  • Strong team player.

Qualities, Skills & Knowledge

  • Customer experience focus.
  • Strong delivery focus.
  • Excellent Time Management skills.
  • Strong sense of ownership.
  • High level of accuracy.
  • Empathetic, but business focussed.
  • High degree of assertiveness, cultural sensitivity and flexibility.

Need for flexible working hours sometimes occurs, ability to be contacted out of business hours; regular travel in GB required, particularly to warehouse locations.