Job ref: 62382 | up to £35,000 | Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
When the very first Hotel Chocolat shop opened its doors to guests in North London in 2004, it was the start of a revolution in British chocolate. Two entrepreneurs, Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris, were on a mission to make chocolate exciting again.
Today, the business has 117 stores as well as a restaurant in Borough Market. They’ve opened 2 stores in New York and 2 in Tokyo with further expansion planned as well as having a working cocoa plantation in the Caribbean.
It’s been a busy period of change and growth; this is a fantastic time to join a progressive business with lots of opportunity for development. Hotel Chocolat is growing in the UK as well as internationally, backed by strong financial results for the last year of 14% growth in sales, so if you want the chance to really put your stamp on a role and make it your own, then this is the role for you!
Your core responsibility will be to ensure all materials are available on time and in full, servicing all channels and territories, whilst maintaining inventory value to a minimum. You will manage stock to agreed levels and optimise stock holding by engaging with key stakeholders across the business and supply base.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Replenishment and management of materials to ensure full availability for customers at all times
- Controlling, building and strengthening supplier relationships to continually improve and report on performance
- Ensure effective communication to all relevant stakeholders using high standard of interpersonal, written, verbal and presentation skills
You’ll be a can-do person, with a flexible and positive nature. You must be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise your workload effectively.
You’ll have strong analytical skills and be IT literate (with intermediate level Excel) as the role involves a high level of reporting and analysis. Experience of material control, planning, supply chain or similar is desirable; however you must have experience in liaising with suppliers and be able to build effective, strong relationships in order to drive the business forward.
The Material Controller job is based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and is paying up to £35,000 according to individual skills and previous experience.
Hotel Chocolat highly values all their employees and offers several benefits & perks including 50% discount on retail products, café and restaurant, company bonus scheme, company share purchase/saving scheme, life assurance and cycle to work scheme.
Also, every single employee has the opportunity to study for the highly respected Chocolate Diploma.
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Alternate job titles
Materials Planner | Supply Planner | Demand Planner | Supply Chain Coordinator | Stock Controller | Food Supply Chain Coordinator | Food Manufacturing Supply Chain Jobs