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Office Inventory Controller - Hybrid

Posted 22/11/2022
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Full time

Advancing People have the pleasure of assisting our well known Bedford based client in the recruitment of an experienced Inventory Controller. This role once up and running will be a Hybrid role, working 3 days in the head office and 2 days at home.

Overall Purpose

The overall purpose of inventory control is to ensure the best possible first-time availability of products in the warehouse, whilst also ensuring that stock levels and other inventory costs are kept within business targets. Knowledge of the marketplace/customers and the use of Information Technology is key.

Key Impact of role

Accurate sales forecasting is a critical factor for any organisation.

An inaccurate sales forecasts can hinder any company creating inaccurate financial projections and poor inventory management which can result in lost profit and opportunity due to lack of inventory or excess inventory. The negative effect on operational effectiveness can cause poor customer service as a result of not being able to fulfil orders or excess inventory tying up much-needed revenue.

Key responsibilities

Information Technology

Maintain item data accurately on computer system and be proficient in Microsoft Office, SAP, demand forecasting systems and supply planning systems.

Order Placement

Ensure that Purchase Orders are placed with manufacturing locations on or before the due date.


Regularly monitor the forecasts applied to product and update figures to meet customer demand considering any changes in lead time, review time and satisfy stocks. Any exceptions must be highlighted and reviewed with Sales colleagues and Suppliers.


Liaise with Business Unit sales personnel, customers, and suppliers to ensure that market information is maintained and updated.


Produce on a demand basis and by "exception" when required information relating to inventory levels e.g. daily stock summary, monthly reports and management reports.


* Daily liaison with Business Support Team (BST) and plate cutting operations to ensure that backorders, slow moving stocks, and new "products" are actioned.
* Progress chase suppliers to answer queries.
* Stock Admin and Goods In departments to ensure smooth flow of inbound receipts.
* Daily liaison with Service Department.
* Sales Support, Product Support and Operations Manager (Equipment Ordering).

Performance Measures

* Maintain and exceed first time availability at 98.5%.
* Stock value at standard cost to be held at levels appropriate to the business.

This is a Monday - Friday role working 9.00 - 5.00 with a 1 hour lunch.

The salary for this role is £30,000 with a 10% performance bonus, however for the right experience there could be flexibility to offer more.

Advancing People - The Recruitment Specialist

Advancing People Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as both an Employment Business and Employment Agency.

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