We are looking for an Inventory Planner to join our dynamic and fast paced team at Wellingborough and provide best in class customer solutions for our Whitbread contract
Kuehne + Nagel conduct logistics services on behalf of the customer Whitbread, ensuring the safe delivery of chilled, frozen and ambient products to more than 2,500 Costa Coffee, Premier Inns and associated restaurant chain outlets throughout the UK. Our specialist team continue to grow, develop and deliver the customers’ requirements on this demanding and dynamic contract. The successful candidate will be responsible for forecast and ordering of the contracted stock keeping units. Supplier management in line with customer and business KPI’s and expectations at all time with clear communication and feedback maintained with internal and external stakeholders and customers.
Capacity management - effective flow of intake to ensure operations can effectively manage their resource and space, pro-actively manage stock for a JIT process plus safety stock to ensure 99.5% availability at all times.
Analysis, review and proactively management of all product lines, inclusive of planning and forecasting based on sales trends and order patterns are fully managed and communication to all relevant customer, suppliers and other stakeholders.
Customer engagement – review supplier performance by providing regular and meaningful data with up to date matrix/league tables and feedback.
Supplier Management – build effective working partnership with monthly/quarterly one to one reviews with customer and suppliers with relevant reports/data and league tables on performance, communication of new products, obsolete lines and ensure stock availability is fulfilled to set KPI targets.
Maintain effective administration processes to support the depots in delivering key KPI’s and ensuring specific function related KPI’s are accurately recorded and managed
Ensure all suppliers are reviewed on the planned timescales and orders are placed in compliance with lead times & MOQ’s, and meet the demand of the customer and business
Ensure that daily system hygiene is maintained, PO are reviewed & closed and filed accordingly. Comply with Food Safety Regulations and CMI standards
Ensure all stock issues identified during the picking process are resolved and where necessary orders placed to recover availability
YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
FMCG / food/ Retail or similar background
Proven basic literacy and numeracy skills at Secondary school level.
Excellent communication skills
MS Office - particularly Excel minimum of intermediate level
Ability to perform under pressure
Able to use initiative
GOOD REASONS TO JOIN
If you would like to become a valued member of our team then we will also make sure that you’re rewarded for your commitment and expertise. We are offering a competitive salary and 23 days holiday. You will also have the opportunity to join the contributory Kuehne+Nagel pension plan and benefit from our Route 2 Rewards scheme which offers discounts and savings on a wide range of high street or internet goods and services.
ABOUT KUEHNE + NAGEL
With over 82,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies.
As an employer, Kuehne + Nagel stands for equal opportunity and we are committed to diversity in our teams with regard to people with disabilities. We believe that you can make a valuable contribution to Kuehne + Nagel and look forward to receiving your application.