Competitive and Benefits
Date when vacancy closes
30 Aug 2017
Area of Expertise
Background to vacancy/ What is the purpose of the job? What do you need to achieve?
As an Inventory Functional Area Manager, you will be responsible for managing a cross functional department, providing warehouse operations with the data, advice and support that will enable an efficient and optimum solution in delivering required service levels.
There is a requirement for daily monitoring and analysis of inventory trends to better interpret the nature of the business, allowing for forward planning and management of seasonal and advised changes to business volumes and SKU growth.
As part of the distribution centre activities there would also be a requirement in agreeing and managing expectations around return to vendor and product recall activities.
Your duties may also include:
� Reporting of warehouse capacities and identifying future constraints.
� Reporting and influencing Head Office on product life cycle and weeks cover.
� Reporting and managing dead and delisted stock in storage on site.
� Working with buying teams to understand range change requirements for storage.
� Return to vendor, outlet and reprocessing requirements management and communication with site.
� Data analysis and collation of records such as depot stock shrinkage.
� Customer Service including Head Office helpdesk requirements.
� Inventory control and management.
� Ability to work under pressure and using own initiative
� Process development and standard operating process document creation
� Strong understanding of warehousing principles
Technical skills/business skills required
A self motivated, enthusiastic individual with the ability to remain calm under pressure.Must have strong communication and organisational skills and be of an analytical nature, as well as possess the ability to effectively work on own initiative whilst working remotely from the rest of the team. The ability to
� Strong influencing skills are a requirement.
� Operational management experience within a fast moving warehouse or similar environment, ideally automated.
� Proven track record of leading a team of first line managers
� Project management experience
Ideally the successful candidate will have experience / exposure in one or more of the following areas: -
� Boxed automation
� Hanging garment automation
� Experience of on-boarding high staff levels