Inventory Controller

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Harlow, Essex | Ref: BBBH15270

£20000 - £22000 per annum

Inventory Controller
Competitive Salary

Role Profile:
Our client a leading supplier retail distribution and have enlisted the services of Cast UK to manage the recruitment of an Inventory Controller for their operation in Harlow. Reporting into the Warehouse Manager the role will be responsible for the following:

  • The effective and efficient co-ordination of supply chain activities for both Imported and UK sourced products.
  • Review and maintain the forecasting process.
  • Ensuring the on-time creation of the weekly supplier orders in line with defined stock holding policies, replenishment plans and cycles.
  • To ensure KPI's are met and analysed on a weekly / monthly basis
  • To proactively minimise customer service problems arising from product stock availability.
  • Create and maintain excellent daily working relationships with suppliers and customers (both internal and external).
  • Ensure valid accurate and complete master data for stock records.
  • Continual assessment of forecasts and planning methodologies to ensure defined availability and keep down working capital wherever possible.
  • Proactive communication of service level issues to Customer Services and Commercial Teams.

Skills & Competences:

  • Knowledge of Inventory Management and Demand Planning.
  • A knowledge and understanding of synchronised supply chain activities.
  • An understanding of present day and likely future planning developments and methodologies.
  • The ability to create and maintain excellent working relationships with key people at each site.
  • Ability to reach a solution where there are conflicting priorities and determine risks/contingencies.
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Degree educated preferably in Business, Supply Chain.
  • High level of planning and organising
  • Computer Literate - Knowledge of Microsoft Office Package.
  • Strong Commercial Awareness.


Client Information
Leading retail distribution business

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in HR, Procurement, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit

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