Stock Controller

Macfarlane Packaging
Grantham, UK
13 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Stock Controller
Sector: Packaging Manufacturing
Location: Grantham
Package: Basic Annual Salary £18,000-20,000
& other excellent PLC Company Benefits

The Company
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK's largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to appoint an experienced Stock Controller to join our established manufacturing team in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Our specialist manufacturing division designs and produces bespoke protective packaging solutions which are designed exclusively for customers in safeguarding their products in transit. Our customers are UK wide and span a number of key verticals including: Aerospace, Defence, Electronics, Industrial and Medical.

The Stock Controller Role
Reporting to the Sales Office Manager and working as a member of our local purchasing team, this role will support both the Grantham based manufacturing site and our divisional procurement strategy. This appointment is therefore integral to the success of the manufacturing business, with the successful candidate supporting the management and development of the regional supplier base. This role is ideal for a recent Graduate or someone seeking further career development within the procurement/purchasing arena.

Stock Controller Key Duties
Reporting to the Sales Office Manager, your responsibilities will include:
  • Purchase standard/non-standard stock items, maintaining cost effective stock levels.
  • Develop a full understand of the total supply chain function
  • Actively seek to reduce stock holing and material costs.
  • To ensure that purchasing transactions are carried out in the timeliest and cost effective manner.
  • Administer purchase orders and all other associated administration.
  • Liaise with existing suppliers and source alternative suppliers when necessary.
  • Develop awareness of the profit implication of stock holding costs, including redundant and damaged stock.
  • Work in partnership with the Logistic and Warehouse team to optimise stock holding volumes and ensure customer needs are met.
  • Develop and maintain a good knowledge of all packaging solutions, sharing knowledge with other colleagues.
  • Work in a constructive manner and promote co-operation between departments and across the group.

Do you have the correct profile?
The successful candidate will ideally have prior experience of working within a purchasing/procurement team and have experience of some (if not all) of the above duties. You will have a strong eye for detail and accuracy, enjoy analysing & reviewing data, have excellent organisation skills, possessing the ability to work well under pressure whilst prioritising workloads effectively. You will also be enthusiastic and proactive, numerate and be computer literate with a reasonable working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, MS Word and Outlook. This role provides a wonderful opportunity for someone to forge a successful and long-lasting career within our industry.

The Package
In return we offer a competitive basic starting salary and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 23 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee's potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.

Next Steps
This is an extremely urgent hire whereby shortlisted applicants can therefore expect to be invited swiftly for interview. We are seeking someone to commence the role ASAP. To make an application please simply click 'apply' ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. Please note that all shortlisted candidates can expect to hear back from us within ten working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.

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