Supply Chain Planner

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    £21000 - £24000 per annum

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    Sarah Lane

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    about 2 months ago

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The role is responsible for the replenishment of a number of large warehouses worldwide, via the communication with vendors over a huge selection of products. The position will manage the whole procurement process, from PO creation to receipt exception management with our extensive international supply base to ensure timely receipt and high fill rate achievement levels.

Job Responsibilities:

Ensure that all purchase requisitions are approved and converted to purchase orders in an efficient and timely manner

Expedite purchase orders to ensure timely delivery of goods

Resolve or escalate inbound supply issues to relevant departments and/or management

Keep records relating to the key stages of each procurement activity via Excel and ERP so excellent data integrity skills are required.

Ensure data integrity with our system landscape

Support product launches and promotional activities by ensuring sufficient and timely stock availability

Be the first port of call to resolve all critical supplier issues and work with procurement management to implement strategies to avoid issues reoccurring

Support the review, development and implementation of processes and procedures necessary to ensure a continuously smooth supply chain


Experience in raising purchase orders and managing supplier delivery schedules.

Experience in direct procurement and / or commodity management.

Working knowledge of procurement best practice.

A continuous drive to improve procurement and planning processes.

Your Excel skills must be very strong (pivots, v-look ups)

Personal Attributes:

Excellent prioritisation skills with an ability to plan and organise effectively

Good analytical and problem solving skills

A methodical and structured approach to work.

IT competence including Microsoft Office and advanced Excel user skills

Company Pension Plan - Employer contributions of 6% (with min of 3% employee contributions)

25 days paid annual leave + bank holidays

Membership into the company medical insurance plan (80% subsidised)

Working Hours:

8.30-5 Monday to Friday - due to Covid-19 this role will predominantly be home based, until the situation improves and it will then return to an office based position on the outskirts of Exeter.

To apply, or to find out more information, please click on one of the "apply" buttons Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond immediately to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.