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Lead Inventory Analyst

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for Lead Inventory Analyst to join Booker Retail Partners at our Harefield Office. Joining the wider product supply team, you will take responsibility for achieving and maximising Company product availability targets through careful planning and working closely with internal and external stakeholders.

We are looking for someone who has worked in a similar role or has transferable experience from other areas within Supply Chain.

***To apply for this role you should be able to commit to working 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday. You will also be required to work 1 in every 6  weekends on a rota basis***


The role is responsible for championing continuous improvement processes and support the IA’s in driving supplier accountability as well as escalating the team’s communication to the wider business.

The role is also responsible for maintaining a 97.5% category service level to our Stores. There are other KPIs within the role including wastage, deliveries & customer satisfaction.

Role Responsibility

Optimising service levels to customers within business unit and the supply chain as a whole.

Ensuring that Promotional, Seasonal, Range review and New supplier activities are delivered to a required standard and on time.

Working in partnership with Trading teams to ensure that Trading activities are identified and complement Supply-chain goals and vice versa.

Developing relationships with Suppliers and Consolidators/Hauliers to ensure that inbound supply service levels and supplier constraints are optimised. Lead reviews of poor performing suppliers.

Achieving  stockholding and wastage budgets for own and the team product category and ensure appropriate actions are taken without impacting supply.

Own training for the team, support and coach when and where required

You will need

To be successful in this role you will have good Leadership Qualities;  Strategic Thinking, Customer Focus, Commercial Acumen, Managing Complexity, Learning Agility, Developing Others & Teamwork

Essential skills:

You’ll have to be an excellent and confident communicator with ability to negotiate and influence at all levels for both internal and external stakeholders.  

You’ll have excellent organisation and time management skills, be able to prioritise and keep to tight deadlines.

You’ll have a strong customer service orientation as well as good analytical skills, excellent level of verbal and numerical reasoning, strong attention to detail.

You’ll have to be experienced PC user with thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, in particular Excel spreadsheet usage.

Desirable skills:

Work on your own initiative with a pro-active approach to tasks and be able to think outside the box when it comes to problem solving.

Willingness to consider alternative options to resolving obstacles.

Exercises initiative in proposing and working on new projects

Pivot Tables & V-Lookups would be considered as highly desirable for this role – please mention in your application if you have these skills

Experience and knowledge:

Practical working knowledge of supply chain systems and sales forecasting experience, but full training will be given. Experience in the food retail trade, preferably in a central planning role (preferred but not essential)

Whats in it for you

At Booker Group we offer excellent benefits that help make our business a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to;

A great holiday package

Pension Scheme

Life Assurance Scheme

Save As You Earn Scheme

Give As You Earn Scheme

Free eye tests and subsidised eye care

A commitment to your career development

Discounted shopping in both Tesco and Booker stores

Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile and Tesco Bank

Deals & Discounts through many other external businesses

Free on-site parking

About us

Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers and small businesses, from locations across the country. 

Booker Group comprises of Booker Wholesale, Makro, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud and Chef Direct.  Our customers include Premier, Family Shopper, Budgens and Londis retailers and we have one shared aim - improving choice, price and service for all our customers.

Our business is incredibly diverse, so it takes a wide range of skills to deliver the exceptional service our customers require.

Wherever you join us, you’ll be part of an organisation that will help your career to keep moving forward.

*Booker Group is part of Tesco plc, however is operated separately from the core Tesco business and as such the benefits offered will be different from those offered at Tesco*

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