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Senior Buyer / Stock Controller

Listing ID: 1494900

Senior Buyer / Stock Controller

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: People Marketing
Location: Greater Manchester, North West, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Reference Number: 12642PP
Salary / Wage: Up To £35,000 DOE
Twitter Handle: People Marketing
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 14 hours
About: People Marketing Fashion Recruitment (est. 1989) is a boutique recruitment agency specialising in the fashion & lifestyle industry. We recruit for a diverse range of vacancies in the UK and internationally, including jobs in design, technical, quality, sourcing, production, sales, buying & merchandising and ecommerce.

The majority of our consultants have first-hand industry experience, and our team are passionate and knowledgeable about the industry and the individuals who work in it. We have an extensive network of candidates built up over the last 25 years. We have an impressive client list of retailers, brands and suppliers within fashion & textiles. We are proud of our reputation for providing a high quality personalised service, and for placing the right candidates in successful long term career opportunities. Our business continues to grow through recommendations from candidates and clients.

My client is a successful manufacturer of high quality Ladies smart tailoring, a new position has opened up within the team for an experienced senior buyer / stock controller. The ideal person will be maintaining stock control for all items across all locations both UK and overseas.

Senior Buyer/Stock Controller- The Role:

  • Collating material requirements for all production styles (all customers)
  • Placing bulk purchase orders for materials
  • Maintaining stock control for all items in all locations (inhouse / global / warehouse / all factories)
  • Managing material transactions - ensuring excess materials sent out are used where possible on other styles
  • Supplying summaries / pick sheets for each component for each style - for example labels & tickets / polybags / hangers
  • Maintaining summary of lining orders + calling off required production quantities to factories - grouping shipments to optimise carriage charges
  • Setting up and maintaining buying file templates for each customer with accurate material prices
  • Setting up new customers - determining all trim pack item requirements + modifying buying file template to suit needs
  • Controlling trim shortages - ensuring all materials are sent out
  • Checking and signing invoices - ensuring delivery notes are matched + prices / quantities are correct + recording po's which are invoiced + resolving disputes
  • Ensuring all direct delivery costs are recorded on buying files
  • Dealing with day-to-day issues from factories / global
  • Dealing with material issues arising from changes to BOMS / changed / cancelled orders
  • Producing production orders (dockets) for each style / factory, ensuring accurate cut figures are given and information is given for each item on the BOM to show where / when stock is allocated from or sent to factory.
  • Producing pro forma invoices for goods which are being shipped direct to factories / warehouse
  • Co-ordinate with trim buyers and production planning/export dept-ensuring coordination of buying processes
  • Plastic packaging tax - control of transaction certificates & annual scope certificates - submitting to customers when requested

Senior Buyer/Stock Controller – The Person:

  • Proven experience within a similar role.
  • A detailed understanding of the purchasing, supply chain, sourcing management process for the clothing/apparel market is essential.
  • Extensive purchasing/supply chain management experience at senior managerial position.
  • Confident knowledge of the manufacturing process involved in bringing garments & accessories into the UK from Europe
  • Must have experience working with factories in Europe and understand the complexity of issues which can arise.
  • Highly competent communication skills, ability to work with internal and external teams, suppliers, factories and customers.
  • Work well under pressure and demonstrate commercial judgement.
  • Excellent planning, negotiation and organisation skills, highly attentive to detail.
  • Ability to lead/mentor teams; manage teams to improve efficient and effective management of the supply chain.
  • You must be flexible, adaptable and dedicated to continue to drive the business forward

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