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Inventory & Supply Chain Manager

  • Job reference: 922342
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: GBP40000 - GBP47900 per annum + additional benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Supply Chain and Procurement, Supply Chain Managers
  • Date posted: 26/10/2018

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


As an Inventory and Supply Chain Manager, you'll bring expertise in developing and implementing best practice supply chain inventory. Working in partnership across different departments 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 Logistics Management Team by leading and developing relationships with your key stakeholders including senior stakeholders across the business. 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.

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.


We all have different skills here 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.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.