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We have a really exciting opportunity for a Supply Chain Assistant to join the Home Category team. You’ll report directly into the Supply Chain Manager and have lots of opportunity to further develop your skills. You will work alongside 2 supply chain assistants.

This role is a permanent role to increase the size of the Supply Chain team, enabling us to take on more work to support the category teams and providing a greater focus on stock, availability and customer promise. This is a great opportunity to work for one of the UK's leading online retailers, who provide career development, flexible hybrid working and we have an unrivalled culture.


About the role.

As a Supply Chain Assistant, you will support the Supply Chain Manager/Lead to ensure that inventory plans are executed, and availability delivered to support our sale plans. You will be responsible for availability, stock and the customer experience.

Day to day you will work closely with your internal colleagues and external supply base to ensure a seamless process from monitoring, tracking and reporting on supplier availability and performance. You will make recommendation on changes to the inventory plan where required and resolve any warehouse queries supported by the Category Teams.

KEY RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Purchase order creation in line with supplier lead times and the Forecasting Stock Planner's inventory plans
  • Progression of stock deliveries from suppliers into DC's
  • Management of Direct Despatch suppliers availability, ensuring visibility throughout
  • Management of Direct Despatch customer promise
  • Create analysis of stock mix and stock health to support category decision making
  • Highlight potential availability gaps, with recommended inventory amendments to improve availability
  • Consolidation of supplier availability information for sharing internally with Category Managers & Forecasting & Stock Planner's

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous business experience in a Supply Chain / Merchandising or Trading based Head Office role
  • Data driven and able to work analytical, paying high attention to detail
  • Strong excel skills are essential
  • Solutions and delivery focused
  • Creative, passionate and innovative
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in a fast paced environment


Our benefits.

  • Flexible, hybrid working model
  • £250 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk


How to apply.

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review, and then be in touch to move to the interview process. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person and remotely. We will always look to make the adjustments you need to bring your best self to interview.


About us.

We’re The Very Group – home to Very.co.uk and a 3,250-strong team of super talented people, all passionate about making good things easily accessible to more people so they can live life well. We combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options that help people say yes when it matters most.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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