Inventory & Supply Chain Manager

England, Berkshire, Reading
Up to £47900 per annum
11 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Inventory & Supply Chain Manager

Location: Reading, Thatcham or Perth but open to UK wide applications

Salary: Up to £47,900 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Permanent Contract | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available | 37 hours per week

Our Role

As an Inventory and Supply Chain Manager you'll bring expertise in developing and implementing best practice supply chain inventory strategies for SSE Networks, SGN and SMART Metering. Working in partnership with these businesses you'll have responsibility for forecasting, purchasing and managing stocks crucial to their operation and with annual stock transactions exceeding £230m.

You'll play an integral role in the SSE Logistics Management Team by leading and developing relationships with your key stakeholders including senior stakeholders across SSE. Furthermore, a key part of your role involves training and developing your team of professional Inventory Planners ensuring continuous improvement which will drive operational improvements and identify talent.

Your Skills and Experience

To get the most out of your role you will ideally be CPIM or CSCP accredited and have industry experience of developing and implementing supply chain inventory strategies and demand forecasting. With this in mind, detailed knowledge of inventory optimisation techniques is essential and experience of ASCP/Demantra or similar demand and forecasting systems would be advantageous.

Your experience will include responsibility for driving improvement projects which have been successful in reducing costs. You'll have excellent analytical skills coupled with a strong commercial awareness, industry knowledge and understanding of supply chain principles and strategies.

As a confident decision maker with first class communication skills you'll succeed in translating strategy into operational activity. The nature of this role will mean strategic thinking and influencing skills will be second nature to you and you'll have demonstrable experience in managing change and working across all levels of business.

Our Company

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Passionate about people and proud of our award winning customer service, we go to great lengths to extend these values to our employees. This enables our diverse workforce the flexibility and opportunity of developing to their full potential.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here are a few highlights;

- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)

- Great share plans

- Group Pension Plan

- One day paid volunteering

- Tailored internal development opportunities

Please note there will be a requirement to travel throughout the UK as part of this role.

Next Steps

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Closing date for applications is: Monday 29th October 2018

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments required to support your application please get in touch: sse.

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