National Account Stock Control Administrator

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Reading, Berkshire | Ref: BBBH25963


National Account Stock Control Administrator
12-Month FTC
Theale, Berkshire

Company Overview:

Lockhart Catering Equipment specialise in supplying high calibre and unique products through their superior brands, providing customers with innovation, inspiration, and differentiation. A trading division of Bunzl UK Ltd, Lockhart Catering Equipment are one of the world's finest suppliers of quality catering equipment and clothing. They are renowned for being a prestigious brand which is associated with the top catering and leisure establishments across the country.

Role Overview:

The stock control team are the lynch pin of operations working closely with our sales team, buying, accounts, marketing and distribution. In this role you'll facilitate consistent delivery of 98.0% service into the relevant sector by producing timely and accurate demand forecasts that will drive our supply planning process. You'll also need to work closely with internal teams to ensure we are delivering customers a 'best in class' availability. Stockholding will always be required to be within budget. You'll also resolve any issues on supply chain performance in terms of excess stock

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for improving the service level into the customer with a target of 98%
  • Remaining within company stock budget target
  • Monitoring actual orders against demand forecast, speedily investigate significant variances, and amend demand forecast appropriately
  • Managing large customer orders and ensuring delivery information is confirmed
  • Assist in the preparation and completion of regularly scheduled reports
  • Work with internal teams to improve in-stock efficiencies, help drive tools and process improvements that affect purchasing and supplier management workflow
  • Processing requests to purchase stock (SHA) and managing excess stock levels
  • Resolving Sale Team customer queries
  • Updating the system with forecast intelligence provided by sales and our customers
  • Maintain Purchase order due date accuracy
  • Attending continuous improvement meetings with Stock Manager/National Accounts
  • Manage the return of all stocks including Excess/Faulty as per trading terms/SHA
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management from time to time

Key Skills and Experience Required:

  • Functional understanding of key Supply Chain functions; demand planning/supply
  • Experience of working cross-functionally with customer facing teams/ sales/ operational, with evidence of influencing your peer group
  • Strong forecasting experience
  • Experience working within FMCG or retail environment
  • Ability to influence without direct line authority
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to manipulate data
  • Able to identify and articulate future supply issues to align stakeholders towards driving for resolution
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills to build relationships with multiple stakeholders internally and externally where required
  • Ability to provide change management where appropriate
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise work
  • Attention to detail and good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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