Inventory Manager

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Category
    Financial Services - Other Financial Services
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 38000 - £ 40000 / Year
  • OrganizationType

Inventory Manager

London bridge | Immediate Start | 6 Month FTC (potential to be extended or go permanent)

£38,000 - £40,000 per annum

Hybrid working 2 or 3 days in office | Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm

Benefits: Generous pension scheme options, Private Health insurance, Life insurance, Generous annual leave (From 27 days, plus UK Bank Holidays), Learning & Development including the opportunity to do company qualifications, Cycle2Work scheme, Celebration vouchers, Season ticket loan, Gym membership loan, Discretionary bonus, Friends and family discounted courses, Hybrid and flexible working, Breakfast, fruit and soup in the office and more

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Inventory Manager to join a successful, fast-operating education and qualifications company based in London Bridge. This is a great opportunity to work within a fun and friendly team supporting a leading organisation. Reporting into the Head of Finance, the role's primary focus will be to manage the purchasing of company published educational materials as well as their storage across 5 third party logistic providers based in London, Netherlands, Washington DC, Singapore, and China. The role will play a key role in the continued development of stock management and associated accounting processes across both the company and the new subsidiaries in Honk Kong and USA

Job Responsibilities


  • Responsible for managing our global network of third-party logistic providers:

O Maintain strong relationships with warehouse managers and arrange regular review meetings

o Management movements of stock between warehouses to fulfil demand

o Oversee/manage regular stock takes in line with audit requirements

o To manage the purchase and receipt of stock ensuring all goods received notes are recorded and that sufficient stock levels are maintained always whilst purchasing in economic quantities and keeping write-offs to a minimum

o Manage disposal process of all obsolete stocks

  • Keep up to date with changes in international trade and shipping regulations. Advise Finance Director and Senior Management on upcoming challenges and/or risks and take appropriate actions

  • Responsible for managing company suppliers of printed educational materials:

O Liaise with internal Product Development team to ensure stock is ordered in line with qualification updates and changes

O Work closely with external suppliers to ensure that purchasing patterns are optimised to secure availability and best price

o On a regular basis assess stock levels against fluctuating levels of demand and maintain/develop the demand planning model to protect against stock outs

o Provide insightful reporting to Senior Management on stock/sales to aid business decision making.

Skills and Competencies

  • Experience of and interest in inventory management

  • Analytical approach to work

  • High numeracy problem-solving skills and initiative

  • Strong attention to detail and an investigative nature

  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritise

  • Proficient in MS Office Package, with Intermediate knowledge of Excel

  • Experience of using NetSuite

  • Experienced in working with ERP/Finance systems to manage stock/inventory

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