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Job Ref:  204745978
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Yorkshire
City:  Leeds
Post Code:  LS7
Salary:  £45000 - £50000/annum
06/10/2016 03:50
Exciting opportunity for Global Inventory Manager to join a market leading global brand supplying cutting edge products to the market year after year. As Global Inventory Manager you will be responsible for working across functional teams to optimise inventory levels globally and improve working capital performance.
Specifically accountable for developing and executing inventory control strategy. This is key to plans to increase Supply Chain efficiency, enabling the reduction of working capital, better customer service and an improved systems infrastructure
Main Responsibilities of the Global Inventory Manager:
Lead Sales, Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain teams in optimising inventory levels globally:
Set and get agreement to target stock levels by SKU to balance working capital and customer service objectives;
Identify and implement network and lead-time improvements;
Drive out excess and obsolete inventory.
Provide an accurate and actionable inventory projection as input to the monthly S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) process.
With the Supply Planning team, develop the use of the Logility system to deliver the benefit to working capital.
Provide regular management reporting on inventory, including inventory levels, inventory health and stock write-off.
Develop inventory control strategy with the aim of improving inventory accuracy and reducing stock write-off.
Agree appropriate and effective stock control procedures with third party logistics providers, working with the Logistics team (in the UK and Germany) and country teams (for other locations).
Define and manage the stock reconciliation process (directly in the UK and Germany and through the country teams for other locations).
Define and lead actions to improve inventory control. Work with IT to ensure that systems support inventory control objectives.
Regularly audit stock-holding locations for adherence to all processes which impact inventory accuracy. Support year-end external audits.
As a key member of the Operations team, support the development of the overall Supply Chain strategy.

Qualifications/Experience of the Global Inventory Manager:
Specific experience of inventory management within a fast-moving, international consumer business.
Specific experience in managing third-party logistics providers.
Strong analytical skills, ability to focus on both detail and big picture.
Persuasive communication skills and the ability to influence at all levels of the organisation.
Sound commercial understanding.
Enthusiastic and hands-on style, self-reliant.
Education: Degree level or equivalent.
Experience in inventory control, planning or logistics roles within a consumer business.

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