Supply Chain Coordinator

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Location
Kent
Salary
£23k - £26k
Posted
18 May 2017
Closes
18 Jun 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

My Client, a well-known and highly reputable Food Manufacturing business are currently looking for a driven and talented graduate to join the business as a Supply Chain Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will have a relevant Degree in Supply Chain and Logistics along with Food Manufacturing experience.

The Role:

  • The planning and placing of purchase orders for raw materials and packaging to meet forecasted demand (from domestic and global supply base)
  • Setting parameters and controlling minimum and maximum stock levels of all materials onsite (including over 50+ different ingredients)
  • Assisting the Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager with negotiations on prices for raw materials and blanket order purchasing to obtain preferential pricing
  • Building strong relationships with suppliers through a pleasant and amiable demeanour to aid negotiations and secure preferred trading terms
  • Assisting with packaging contracts and interpreting terms and conditions of trade and requesting amends to clauses
  • Understanding market conditions for raw materials being purchased, and how availability, crop and seasonality can affect pricing  - through monitoring indices
  • Liaising with external suppliers to ensure OTIF deliveries and raising complaints/queries on product issues as and when required e.g. damages/shortages

The Candidate:

  • Degree qualified (ideally a 1st) in a relevant subject
  • Food industry experience  
  • Supply Chain, Planning or Stock Control experience
  • Highly driven
  • Strong systems skills – Excel and ERP
  • Good communication skills, comfortable negotiating