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B&Q - Supply Chain Analyst - Eastleigh, Southampton 28 January 2019

Job Title/Position: B&Q - Supply Chain Analyst - Eastleigh, Southampton
Company: B&Q   website
B&Q logo 200 Location: Eastleigh, Southampton
Closing Date: 08 February 2019

Contact Name: Tina MacMillan
Telephone: 02380690439

Job Ref: 1900000132
Salary/Rate: Up to 33,000
Shifts/Hours: 37.5 Hours per week, Monday to Friday

Job Description:

A good home for everyone. It’s what we believe in, and it’s what we make possible. From our Southampton Store Support Office, we equip our stores, our people, and our whole business with everything it takes to help our millions of customers create the homes they want. Join us as a Supply Chain Analyst, and you’ll help us speak to all these customers, across the country.

Role Purpose:

To manage the end to end supply of a specific product range, managing the stock plan either through automated system replenishment or push allocations. Your goal will be to maximise in-store/on-line availability to our customers whilst developing a cost-effective supply chain. You will manage the day-to-day replenishment as well as the stock related elements of range change and promotional event programmes.

Role Objectives:

Ensure forecasting and replenishment is set up to maximise availability
Delivering stock/inventory days targets alongside sales plan
Maintain optimum stock levels across all channels
Provide insight into Commercial Teams on key KPI's on forecasting and replenishment
Capture data and validate information for vendor performance discussions with vendor base
Manage forecast accuracy for all given products
Minimise amount of overdue orders into Distribution Centre (DC) to maximise replenishment efficiency
Analyse critical paths to ensure the product is in store or on-line as planned
Work alongside Commercial Teams to ensure smooth flow of stock into store in line with capacities and timings
Manage the DC and store inputs at point of range change and trading activity
Ensure orders are raised in line with the plan
Regularly conduct store, competitor and vendor visits
Attend Commercial meetings where possible to represent Stock Control
You may be required to undertake other duties from time to time

Knowledge and Experience Required:

Experience in a Supply Chain and/or Merchandising role. In an FMCG or retail environment would be desirable
Analytical skills to identify patterns and trends for forecasting
Strong attention to detail/accuracy and the ability to work well under pressure to tight deadlines
Experience of forecasting and replenishment systems
A good understanding of associated Key Performance Indicators s e.g. availability, stock and inventory days
Can monitor purchases and intake of stock to the business to maximise availability and control stock levels
Commercially focused with ability to optimise product range in store to drive sales.

We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants to all Kingfisher companies are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

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