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Inventory Manager

  • Job reference: 920223
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Salary: pension and other benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Stock & Inventory Controllers, Transport and Logistics
  • Date posted: 21/11/2018

My exciting global 3PL client has a great opportunity for an Inventory Manager to join their ever expanding team. You will report into the Operations Manager and play a key role in delivering operational excellence within a fast paced environment. Working closely with a variety of customers you will ensure the accuracy and quality of the stock pile and drive meaningful feedback, insight and improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver and lead a culture of safety within the operation, through team mate engagement, pro-active identification of issues and understanding of incident root cause through accident investigation.
  • Ensure that the company is compliant with regulations, by working with the quality department to maintain and develop SOPs. Take responsibility to be aware of and address issues with SOP non-compliance.
  • Manage a team of inventory controllers, inventory analysts and team leads
  • Lead the continuous improvement program for the department, focused on safety, quality and productivity. Use Lean principles to guide improvements.
  • Engage in root cause analysis activities to eliminate problems from the operation.
  • Develop and maintain resourcing plans to ensure your department has sufficient resources to meet the daily operational demands. Ensure that you have the right resources and right equipment at the right time.
  • Engage directly with shift managers and team leads to deliver successful client implementations
  • Work with Key Account Managers to engage with clients and resolve any potential issues.
  • Contribute to teammate engagement activities
  • Take ownership to problem solve issues for clients and work collaboratively with other functions to find solutions for the clients and patients.
  • Carry out management responsibilities in accordance with the organisation's policies and procedures
  • Become a subject matter expert in your area and share knowledge to develop others to become subject matter experts.
  • Set out key requirements and expectations for the team mates on a daily basis
  • Monitor daily activities to ensure operation targets are met.
  • Co-ordinate the teammates to deliver the sites successful achievement of Key Performance Indicators
  • Ensure that product is accurately moved and tracked both virtually and physically throughout the operation.
  • Present data and facts to support operational decision making
  • Performance manage team mates in accordance to company policy
  • Provide management cover one weekend in four to control operational emergencies such as, emergency lifesaving orders, temperature excursions, intruder activations or security breaches.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 3+ years' experience in inventory management, leading teams and working in fast moving environments
  • Ability to effectively and purposefully analyse data
  • Delivering and leading process change
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in team environment
  • Working knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems
  • Experience of using Lean Principles to drive change
  • Degree Qualification
  • Logistics 3PL experience
  • Six Sigma experience

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.