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Supply Chain Planner

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Supply Planner to join Booker Retail Partners at our Hemel Hempstead 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.

***To apply for this role you should be able to commit to working 38 hours a week Monday to Friday.

What’s on offer?  

Apart from your salary, you’ll receive 30 Days annual leave (including bank holidays / rising to 33 Days after 12 months in the role) and be entitled to join our company contributory pension scheme where we’ll match your contribution up to 5%.

 

You’ll also receive a discount card with 10% off at all Booker & Makro stores plus special discount days over the course of the year of up to 20%. There’s also our Save As You Earn scheme which you can join each year which allows you to save tax free with the option to buy company shares at a discounted rate (T’s&C’s apply).

About us

Budgens & Londis are two of the UK's leading names in the independent retail food sector with over 2000 stores and a history of over 140 years of retailing excellence. We are passionate about delivering affordable, quality products and making our customers shopping experience one where we find ways to tempt them to liven up their baskets and meet their daily needs. The brands are part of the Booker Group, the UK’s leading food wholesaler. 

The Group comprises Booker Wholesale, Makro, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud, Chef Direct, Booker India and Booker Retail Partners. Together, we are privileged to serve 1.5 million customers with a 9.5% share of the Convenience market with our Budgens, Londis, One Stop, Premier and Family Shopper brands.

If you are successful in gaining an interview, please be aware we do conduct testing, which include Excel and scenario based questions. Excel users should be working towards intermediate level. 

Role Responsibility

Key responsibilities:

  • Optimise service levels to customers within business unit and the supply chain as a whole.
  • Manage a portfolio of Suppliers and Product Category
  • Achieve stockholding and wastage budgets for own product category and ensure appropriate actions are taken without impacting supply.
  • Daily review for stock shortages and contacting suppliers.
  • Ensure key issues are communicated to internal stakeholders and support with resolution
  • Forecasting, tracking promotions and products allocations
  • Supporting Seasonal Events and activities
  • Work in partnership with internal stakeholder teams to ensure that trading activities are identified and complement supply chain goals and vice versa.
  • Develop relationships with Suppliers and Consolidators/Hauliers to ensure that inbound supply service levels and supplier constraints are optimised.

You will need

About you

To be successful in this role you will have to be an excellent communicator with ability to negotiate and influence at all levels for both internal and external stakeholders.

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

You’ll have a strong customer service orientation, good analytical skills, Basic/ Intermediate working knowledge of Excel, strong attention to detail.

 

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.

Ideally, you will have had some previous procurement or supply chain/ retail experience and some knowledge of supply chain ordering systems, sales forecasting experience, but full training will be given.

Essential qualifications: GCSE or equivalent Maths and English grade C or above. Desirable: Suitable supply chain professional qualification or an interest in studying for one or Educated to degree level

What's in it for you

At Booker, along with being a great place to work and giving you an opportunity to get on in your career, we also offer the following fantastic package of benefits:

  • A Booker colleague card with 10% off purchases at Booker and double discount events up to three times a year.
  • After 3 months service, a Tesco colleague discount card with  10% increasing to 15% off most purchases at Tesco for a 4 day period after every four-weekly  pay day, ie. thirteen times a year.   In addition to 10% off at Tesco Cafe and 20% off all F&F purchases.
  • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile for yourself, along with further great deals through-out the year.
  • Up to 30% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank.  Terms and conditions apply.
  • 50% off complete glasses purchases and free eye tests at Vision Express.
  • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy.
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including a cycle to work scheme.
  • After 3 months service, you can join our annual Save As You Earn share scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares in the future at a discount.
  • Retirement savings plan (pension) - save up to 5% and Booker will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - You are covered for death in service life cover of up to three times annual pay
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family.   
  • A great holiday package

About us

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 Wholesale, Booker Retail Partners, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud and Best Food Logistics.  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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