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Date Added: Sun 24/04/2022

Inventory Controller

Heywood, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £20000 - £25000

Inventory Controller
Location: Heywood
Package: Basic Salary £20,000-£25,000 (dependent on experience)
plus bonus/commission
& other excellent PLC company benefits
Sector: Packaging distribution

The Company
We, the UK’s largest packaging distributor have an exciting opportunity for an expeirenced Inventory Controller to join our procurement team based in Heywood. We are a committed equal opportunities employer that champions ‘dignity in the workplace’. Our focus is to provide customers with fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions, augmented by outstanding customer service. Our procurement functionality is a vital part of our solution offering and we continually invest in the professional development of our team including professional accredited training.

The Inventory Controller Role
Working as a member of our local procurement team, your role will support the site at which you are based whilst upholding the company wide National procurement strategy.
Within this role you will gain varied exposure to wider procurement tasks and scenarios whilst actively focusing on ensuring that correct stock/inventory levels are ordered and held for customers.

Inventory Controller Key Duties
Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Inventory Controller position is a key role within the business and will require the following activity…
  • Directly supporting the local team of buyers with day-to-day procurement activity
  • To purchase standard and non-standard stock items, maintaining cost effective stock levels
  • Develop a full understanding of the total supply chain function
  • Actively seek to reduce stock holding and material costs
  • To ensure that purchasing transactions are carried out in the timeliest and cost-effective manner
  • Administer purchase orders and all other associated administration
  • Liaise with existing suppliers and source alternative suppliers when necessary
  • Develop awareness of the profit implication of stock holding costs, including redundant and damaged stock
  • Develop and maintain a good knowledge of all packaging solutions
Do you have the correct profile?
We welcome your application if you have gained experience of inventory/stock control and general procurement/purchasing skills within a commercial environment previously. You must be able to demonstrate strong negotiation, communication and customer service skills combined with a strong eye for detail (accuracy). We use an inventory management system called ‘Slimstock’ – so any prior experience of using this or a similar system would be advantageous, as would be experience of using a warehouse-management system (we use Indigo IWMS). You will also have a reasonable (intermediate) Excel spreadsheet skills, able to create formulars etc. Prior experience of using Microsoft Dynamics would also be useful (not essential). In addition to all of the above, you will be comfortable working within a small but vibrant office team environment.

Our Benefits
We provide a competitive basic starting salary and operate a range of rewarding bonus/incentive schemes. Our flexible employee benefits can include: -

25 days annual leave (rising to 27 days with service) plus all public/bank holidays
Contributory pension scheme
Free parking at many of our site locations
Range of company cars or cash allowance (including electric) for qualifying roles
Employee assistance program to support&advise with well-being&any issues
Extensive range of training/development&potential progression opportunities
Employee discount scheme (discounts on several major retail/leisure brands)
Simply Health/Dental Cover option or BUPA cover for qualifying roles
Tax free childcare (TFC) scheme
Enhanced maternity&paternity pay
Long service awards (5-40 years)
Charitable giving options
Financial support with eye-tests/purchasing glasses (DSE users only)
O2 Mobile discount scheme (up to 25% off)

Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximizing every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

How to apply/next steps
This is an urgent appointment whereby we will be working to identify and review the very best of applicants swiftly in the hope of selecting the successful candidate to commence with us ASAP. Please note that Macfarlane Group supports ‘hybrid working’ where possible and we often conduct our first stage interviews via video. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant.

All applications will be acknowledged, shortlisted applicants normally hearing from us within a week or two. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified at the end of our process, although if you haven’t heard from us within 2-3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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