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Inventory Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorBuilding, Construction, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Other
Salary£23,000 to £27,000 per annum
Town/CityWest Sussex
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), West Sussex
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted08 February 2019

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A leading FMCG business within the construction sector is looking to recruit an Inventory Planner in to their team.

Client Details

My Client is a leading FMCG business in the Construction sector who is looking to recruit an Inventory Planner in to their team Procurement team.


The Inventory Planner based in West Sussex will need to full-fill the following tasks within the role:
  • Procurement of finished goods, spares and raw materials. Ensuring orders via appropriate tools EDI/PDF and ensure orders are confirmed and updated
  • Managing inventory to meet service level and on hand targets including excess stock, slow moving and obsolete, avoidance and reduction
  • To understand and master purchase order management tools and reports to make informed and appropriate purchase decisions and order processing to a schedule
  • Managing the order process through to delivery while identifying potential product shortages and resolve with appropriate techniques such as expediting with suppliers/forwarders
  • To review purchase order back log and update ETA changes against the purchase orders
  • To take appropriate corrective actions against PO discrepancy's/variances
  • Updating of ERP system, and maintenance of data (including purchase prices)
  • Responding to enquiries in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • ERP super user – Epicor
  • Service rate analysis, statistics and communication
  • Use of 80/20 analysis to deliver results
  • Planning system development (in co-operation with Logistics and other teams)
  • Working with commercial teams to develop S+OP plans at the item or product family level & Executing agreed plans
  • Logistical coordination of packed items
  • Logistical inputs in the new product process (NPI) and managing stock through product lifecycle
  • Member or leader of relevant projects
  • Ad hoc tasks concerning logistics and production
  • Ensuring the health and safety of yourself and others in the work environment


The successful candidate for the Inventory Planner role based in West Sussex will have the following skill set:
  • MS Excel, advance level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly numerate with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work independently while being a team player
  • The ability to utilise feedback and improve ways of working
  • The ability to recognise and escalate issues in a timely manner
  • Problem solving, time Management and Prioritisation skills

The applicants should also be Degree qualified or have relevant qualification such as CIPS level 3.

Job Offer

The Inventory Planner role based in West Sussex will be offering a competitive salary depending on knowlege within the procurement and supply chain function along with great benefits.

There is room for progression and the company works on a global scale offering vast opportunities to boost the successful candidates skill set.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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