Inventory Controller

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Fantastic benefits
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We are recruiting for a Inventory Controller for our prestige client in Bristol.

Monday to Friday

37.5 hours per week


• Develop the company’s inventory management strategy with the aim of controlling costs within budgetary limits, generating savings, rationalising inventory and maximizing available working capital

• Manage and maintain the company’s material and stocked product inventory including stock profiles and stock locations

• Manage and control perpetual inventory stock counting / inventory accuracy checks

• Minimise overstocks and removal of obsolete / redundant raw materials to maximize availability of working capital

• Ensure that goods inward / stock control department is well organised and controlled to sufficiently support production and the goals of the business.

• Ensure incoming product is receipted and managed appropriately according to company procedure.

• Ensure materials are ready and available for production as and when required.

• Ensure that any materials that are late or holding up production for whatever reason are chased and followed up until received.

• Ensure sub contract processes are received back and that suppliers are chased to ensure no late delivery situation.

• Provide routine management information on inventory performance

i. Monitor and evaluate consumables usage & costs

ii. Monitor & evaluate material utilization and scrap

Job Description

• Implement improvement processes and systems to reduce inventory, minimise costs and maximize working capital

• Write and maintain accurate written procedures for all main inventory control processes and functions.

• Be responsible for managing and running planned stock takes.

• Perform cyclic stock checks

• Check and adjust shop floor data collection data

• Ensure works orders are correct and fully completed and that all stock has been allocated to the job correctly.

• Ensure integrity and accuracy of the stock management system

Person Specification:

• Ideally possessing a relevant professional qualification and/or suitable

background experience in inventory management / purchasing

• Have a detailed understanding of MRP and inventory control / management systems and ERP.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Experience of lean manufacture, kanban and kaizen continuous improvement or similar production tools within a low volume, high quality manufacturing facility would be an advantage.

• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills for a demanding and customer focused working environment.

• Possess excellent personal organisation and business administration skills in accordance with modern best practice methods.

• Possess the ability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality.

• Possess the willingness to learn, improve and adapt.

• Possess relevant IT skills in basic MS Office applications - outlook, excel & word in particular and a working knowledge or business ERP systems

• Produce daily reports to ensure key critical areas of the stock system are controlled and any discrepancies addressed and resolved.

• Manage control measures to ensure mistakes, inaccuracies and discrepancies are highlighted, addressed and resolved.

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