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Supply and Service Controller

Exciting new opportunity has become available for a Supply and Service Controller to join our Supplier Direct Fulfilment team based at our Distribution Site in Stafford or our Head Office in Milton Keynes.

On September 2017 it marked a year since Sainsbury's and Argos came together. What a fantastic year it’s been with over 90% of the population shopping in one of our stores during this time! We have delivered a strong performance, driven by our differentiated strategy, offering customers quality, value and choice across food, general merchandise, clothing & financial services.

At Sainsbury’s Argos, the great digital transformation is under way. It’s our aim to become the digital market leader in choice, value and convenience, so our Distribution teams are more important to us now than ever before. They’re the people who provide support across the business and help ensure our customers get what they want and when they want it.

The Role:

You will effectively establish and manage supplier relationships whilst driving and maintaining excellent performance in line with the company’s overall strategy. We are looking for strong individuals who want to learn and develop in role and play key role in enhancing performance within the Supplier Direct Fulfilment team.

Your main responsibilities will include:

To manage the day-to-day relationship with suppliers ensuring adherence to SLAs.
To analyse and interpret data to assess supplier performance, challenging suppliers where KPIs are not met and put in place any corrective measures necessary.
To plan and deliver seasonal/promotional activity.
To maximise stock availability by ensuring supplier is monitoring and updating their inventories.
To work closely with the trading teams, provide insights into supplier performance to support buying decision and/or identify potential opportunities in line with trading/business strategy.
To create reports, share performance, chair meetings and effectively communicate and influence external suppliers and internal stakeholders.
End to end ownership of new supplier set up process, including analysing suitability for service and size of proposal based on supplier capabilities.
To act as a first point of resolution for any supplier performance issues escalating as appropriate.

Your skills & experience will include:

Possess strong interpersonal skills with demonstrable negotiation ability.
Analytically minded individual who enjoys getting into detail.
Possess strong communication skills both written and verbal.
Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.
All round Microsoft Office skills including Excel / Word & PowerPoint
Prior exposure working in a supply chain / logistics coordinator or planner role would be advantageous.

What you’ll get in return:

As well as the usual company benefits, which include, 24 days holiday, save as you earn scheme, discretionary annual bonus and company pension scheme, you will work in an exciting environment with the potential to develop your skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.

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