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Supply Chain Coordinator (Spalding) c.£30K pa Fresh Produce

September 9, 2018

GBR Recruitment Ltd are working in partnership with a well established food importing business that supplies fruit, vegetables & other product lines into specialised stores & well known retailers / end users, recruiting for an experienced Supply Chain Coordinator to join their small UK based team working closely with their European supply base, ensuring they are delivering a quality on time service to their customer base.


This is an exciting fast paced role within a small SME sized company that is going from strength to strength year on year


This position would suit a Supply Chain Coordinator or similar who is looking to step up into a senior management role


Supply Chain Coordinator (Fresh Produce & Chilled / Frozen)

Hours of Work: 08.45 am to 5.00 pm (Monday to Friday)


Overview of the Role:


You will be responsible for coordinating all parts of the supply chain, working closely with the wider team, customers and suppliers, to ensure the company maintains a good quality stock control on a daily basis.

Liaising with key suppliers and providers to ensure adequate stock churn, yield, cost efficiency, transportation, quality control and the stock levels are monitored and controlled to ensure sufficient availability is on hand for our customers at any given time.


Role Responsibilities:

  • To be the key point of contact for suppliers, partners and the internal team for any queries which are stock related.

  • Responsible for delivering products that are on time - every time, driving costs down to ensure competitive pricing to the customer.

  • Implement an effective and efficient stock management system, control and procedures to ensure all stock is managed appropriately, assessed on a daily basis and ensure stock deliveries are planned, booked and delivered in time for stock replenishment enabling us to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers.

  • Lead the sourcing strategy and distribution model for the business to maximise quality of service and availability.

  • Liaising closely with our supplier partners in Europe and other countries and internal teams (Customer Services, Product & Sales) to ensure accurate information and best placed advice can be relayed and all parties kept informed on stock levels, customer satisfaction, returns and quality issues etc.

  • To provide regular stock reporting to the MD and internal team to help improve availability, stock handling, reduce wastage and better lead times to help improve both stock management and cashflow within the business.

  • Escalating any supplier or product quality issues 

  • Working closely with the Product and Technical team on product specifications, supplier certificates and appropriate information to ensure the company remain compliant

  • Carrying regular reviews and Trend analysis to better inform stock management and cashflow

  • Measurement of supplier performance – set KPIs, expectations and ensure they are complying with the same.

  • Generation of supplier Contracts to agree Supply volumes and pricing and Contract Period

  • You will use your knowledge of distribution and supply chain to identify key areas and sites for the business to realise its ambitious growth plans over the coming years.

Experience Required:

  • Supply Chain Coordinator & procurement experience 

  • European Food Import / Export experience (fresh produce & other lines)

  • Previous Supplier Management and a high level of Customer service experience in a similar Food business

  • Food industry background will mean that you are used to working within a dynamic and fast paced environment.

  • Qualifications at level 3 or above in a professional qualification or equivalent level of experience

  • Excellent IT skills – all MS Office packages and stock management systems and procedures

  • Accurate data inputting and ability to interpret figures

  • Ability to produce and deliver good quality reporting analysis, trends and statistical information

  • Experience and understanding of Foreign Money Exchange 

This position is commutable from; Holbeach, Peterborough, Boston, Spalding, March, Bourne, Sleaford, Stamford, Lincoln & other surrounding areas close to these 


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