Stock Replenishment Team Leader

Job details

  • Reference: TT-JW-LK8N7IR
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday
  • Location: Leicester (map)
  • Salary: up to £30,000 basic plus bonus

   

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Commercial Department for a Stock Replenishment Team Leader to join our Stock Team Reporting to the Stock Manager. You will be a critical interface between suppliers and stores and a key member of our Team. You will be responsible for managing a team of 7 direct reports and the efficient running of the Stock Replenishment Team to ensure stock targets and cover is maintained in the warehouse. This will include ensuring availability at overseas factories ready to ship to required deadlines. The role will also include securing the most competitive transit and shipping rates to achieve optimum margin.

 To succeed in this role it is essential you possess excellent people management and coaching skills coupled with strong interpersonal skills. We are looking for someone who is a passionate and dedicated people manager who enjoys developing their team with the ability to influence and drive results. Strong planning and organisation skills and experience of using Microsoft Excel to an intermediate level are essential. Your attention to detail and numerical skills will be excellent, as will your verbal and written communication abilities. A collaborative team worker, you’ll be working closely with colleagues across the business and suppliers.   

The Role 

  • Lead, coach and motivate a team of 7 direct reports
  • Deliver excellent customer service through a consistently professional approach
  • Identify and execute opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers and shipping agents
  • Act with integrity and professionalism at all times with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain the most efficient stock levels and availability to stores
  • Actively ensure that factories produce and hold required stock quantities at all times
  • To control and oversee shipping to ensure efficient replenishment
  • Meet with freight forwarders to negotiate and secure the most competitive rates
  • Manage the efficient running of the goods inwards department and container files for accounts
  • Ensure effective cost control within the department including management of all outstanding credits from suppliers for faulty goods, shortages and customer complaints
  • Ensure all surplus accounts and invoices are managed and processed correctly
  • To liaise with both the Warehouse and the Buying department on New Product launches

 The Person

 Essential requirements:

  • Experience of leading, coaching and motivating a team with a passion to develop them
  • Experience of stock management / replenishment systems and processes
  • Experience of negotiating and building successful relationships with suppliers
  • Microsoft Excel skills to an intermediate standard
  • Experience in a similar role within a Supply Chain environment
  • Strong attention to detail, numerate and analytical
  • Excellent planning and organisation and skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective time management and prioritisation skills 

Desirable requirements:

  • Working knowledge of importing/ Stock forecasting and shipping procedures 
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A career with Topps Tiles

There's plenty about Topps Tiles that might surprise you. Like the fact that you don't need to be a DIY or tile expert to work in one of our stores or Head Office.

Rewards

A competitive salary.

Bonus and uncapped commission schemes (dependent on your role) that run four times a year, helping you to share in our success.

A generous staff discount scheme allows you to make purchases from our stores at below market price.

Enhanced maternity/adoption and paternity pay, and childcare vouchers.

A ShareSave scheme that allows you to invest in us and share our success.

Pension & Life Assurance schemes with company contributions available to help you provide for your retirement.

A wide range of discounts with selected companies including discounts on insurance, holidays and retail vouchers.

Holiday entitlement that increases with length of service.