Supply Chain Analyst
About the role
The Supply Chain function is a key department responsible for demand planning and stock replenishment that interfaces with customers, suppliers and all departments of Best Food Logistics.
Working within a dynamic supply chain team, you will deliver a great service to our customers through outstanding availability and inventory control with a consistent focus on proactive supply chain management in partnership with our customers, delivering commercial benefit through the supply chain
Bank Holiday and some weekend work will be required by arrangement, usually on a rota basis.
The successful candidate will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders; this includes the responsibility for successful delivery of inventory budget (~£3m per week) and achievement of product availability target (~99.5%+ daily).
You will be required to identify and implement initiatives that drive an improvement in forecast accuracy, challenge and influence suppliers to generate an improvement in service, responsiveness and efficiency.
Where issues arise you will ensure these are dealt with appropriately, creating win-win scenarios and where appropriate escalating the issues to line manager/key stakeholders for support/resolution, ensure a consistent balance of priorities and productivity between the business goals and demands of customers, particularly in relation to operational efficiency (cost) and customer expectations, ensure all business rules developed with the supplier of the Demand, Forecasting, Replenishment and Planning (DFRP) solution meet the goals of customers and the business, reducing risk of conflict and ensuring appropriate targeting of areas for improvement within the supply chain.
You will deliver outlined forecast accuracy targets across all item classifications supported by a review of historical sales trends and other demand influencers in addition to excellent communication with customers and industry knowledge. This will include a variety of elements including accountability for the successful delivery of customer promotions and menu change activity, leadership of a variety of customer/supply chain projects/initiatives and pro-active support of wider business initiatives including supplier development, new contract introduction and migration opportunities.
You will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally and support customers and our business through the generation, development and implementation of more effective and efficient ways of working, becoming a subject matter expert in Slim4 replenishment system, driving continuous improvement, developing and enhancing one best way of working and leading training/development sessions for colleagues.
Specific accountabilities include the ability to ensure customer needs are met through delivery of agreed targets (KPIs). That end-to-end and wider business context is considered as part of supply chain decision making. To work collaboratively with National Account Managers to ensure appropriate decisions/actions are taken regarding customer inventory e.g. Delisted products and Held stock.
You will need
Applicants must be educated to a degree level or equivalent, a minimum of 2 to 3 years Supply Chain and replenishment experience with capability to demonstrate and apply industry best practice.
Have an analytical and inquisitive mind, with strong data analysis skills, excellent communication skills both verbal and written, knowledge of supply chain systems and processes in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment.
The ability to multi-task, remain calm and thrive in a fast moving environment, an awareness of leading edge industry developments within the wider supply chain arena.
The ability to influence at all levels particularly with regard to collaborative solutions delivery have Advanced Microsoft Office capability, particularly Microsoft Excel.
Whats in it for you
As a colleague at Best Food Logistics we offer excellent benefits and rewards.
You will enjoy but are not limited to:
- Salary up to £ inclusive of allowances
- Discounted shopping in both Tesco and Booker stores
- 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) pro rata
- Uniform provided
- Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
- Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses
- Pension Scheme
- Life Assurance Scheme
- Free eye tests and subsidised eye care
- Career development opportunities and internal development schemes
- Subsidised canteen at Royton and Banbury sites
- Free onsite parking
We have always aspired to be the Best and now we are.
We are so confident in our supply chain, our people and our service that we can truly live up to our name, The Best Food Logistics company. Our people are what make us the best. We take the greatest care to commit to our vision and values with each interaction and at every touch point through the supply chain. There is no magic system to what we do. We stick to our values, and everything else falls into place. We are proud of our simplicity and straightforward approach.
We love our customers! We want them to love us! We aim to do that by providing great service, every day, by providing value with vision, and performance with passion.
Be part of something special. Join our team at Booker.
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, Best Logistics 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*