PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES (List up to 8 main accountabilities in order of importance that this role needs to do to ensure the role purpose is met. Outline what is done, to what, to achieve what.)
Manage the inbound supply of all products from supplier to the agreed stock budget and availability targets within agreed costs and timescales.
To manage the forecast replenishment process and all exceptions to drive maximum availability whilst within stock budgets.
To investigate deviation from forecast, whether that be from demand spikes (contracts), growth in sales or changing market conditions and ensure the system is optimised to best manage and secure availability within stock budgets.
To plan inbound supply in line with the warehouse capacity constraints and to collaborate effectively with the warehouse teams to ensure that any risks are highlighted and managed effectively.
To ensure that all Purchase Orders are placed within the agreed supplier lead times. To validate those purchase orders and to manage and update overdue PO’s accordingly to ensure data accuracy for forward planning purposes.
To develop and maintain an effective working relationship with suppliers. To maintain the appropriate level of communication with suppliers including conference calls, meetings and to ensure that the appropriate level of joint planning is undertaken to secure ongoing supply of product.
To work with and monitor the supply base to ensure compliance against KPI’s and agreed targets.
To communicate effectively with all stakeholders, including buying, marketing, warehouses and branch operations on all product supply matters and to establish and maintain effective cross functional relationships. To include the timely and accurate maintenance and production of appropriate reporting, trackers and updates.
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