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Why Lindt? …Because here I make a difference and that’s sweet. James, Area Manager

Inventory Executive (12 month FTC)

Job ID 100253

Location Feltham, England

JOB DESCRIPTION

A little bit about Lindt

We are a premium chocolate manufacturer established in 1845 operating in over 86 countries around the World. Guided by our Global purpose to Enchant the World with Chocolate and UK vision of Creating Moments to Make Everyone Feel Special, we have around 400 team members in the UK across our Head Office, Retail, and Field Sales divisions. We are a Top 20 Great Place to Work and are proud of our incredible people, our unique values-led culture and our iconic market leading brands such as LINDOR & GOLD BUNNY.

We’re also proud of being one of the few ‘bean-to-bar’ chocolate makers in the world, where we control every step of our chocolate production.

How you could help us to Enchant the World with Chocolate

We have an exciting opportunity where you could be a part of our incredible team.

In this role you will have responsibility for UK inventory management at the start of your inventory executive journey. Once you have mastered the role you will transition to and learn how to manage Ireland, Retail and E shop inventory systems and processes.

Key Responsibilities include:

Stock Accuracy:

  • Manage a weekly stock reconciliation (Book to Book) presenting key results & mitigating actions to the inventory team manager
  • Maintain the stock accuracy plan ensuring monthly financial variances are aligned and agreed with the 3rd Party Providers
  • Maintain the stock accuracy plan ensuring monthly financial variances are aligned and agreed
  • Manage year end stock reporting and reconciliation
  • Manage & coordinate the annual stock take with DHL, finance, PWC to ensure minimal disruption to customer service

Stock Management /Controls:

  • Manage and control all warehouse/Lindt system stock transactions (IDOCS) to ensure order to cash process is aligned to stock holding and a clean and timeline month end close
  • Complete regular spot checks of the warehouse to ensure accuracy and quality of goods in storage
  • Coordinate Physical Inventory checks to resolve customer delivery discrepancies
  • Support the company on time and in full measure by investigating and resolving all nil, short and over picking discrepancies
  • Maintain trend analysis of inventory issues to drive for solution and make recommendation where required
  • Participate and support the short-dated process with demand control

Stock Reporting:

  • Coordinate and prepare a monthly short term pallet capacity plan, accounting for all pallet movements through the 3rd party provider
  • Provide a daily account of stock holding vs capacity (3rd Party)
  • Control and consolidate all unnecessary part pallets to optimise pallet locations
  • Capture, report, and develop Inventory, KPI’s

What experience you’ll bring

  • SAP experience in an Inventory position, preferably in an FMCG environment
  • Advanced level Excel, SAP & Warehouse Management Systems essential
  • Good understanding of the methodology applied to Inventory techniques
  • Good understanding of SAP Inventory transactions
  • Good interpersonal skills. Ability to manage conflict & influence others; Communicates well with peer group, contractors, and customers

Being yourself every day

We want everyone at Lindt feel safe to be themselves, ensuring they are empowered, represented, celebrated and included in our workplace. You’ll notice this throughout the recruitment process; in our ‘dress for your day’ policy and through our proactive DE&I strategy.

Living our values everyday

At Lindt UK, our values guide us in everything we do. Being Passionately Lindt, Always Evolving, Building Real Relationships, Acting Responsibly and Making An Impact are an integral part of life here at Lindt.

What you can expect from us

In return for everything that you’ll bring, we can offer you an exciting role in a fast-growing organisation, where we’ll provide an environment where you will thrive, feel supported and fulfil your career aspirations. As well as supporting your physical and mental wellbeing, as part of our offering, you will receive a competitive compensation and benefits package including; competitive salary, bonus, pension, life cover, chocolate allowance; chocolate give-aways, chocolate discount, £100 personal incentive, birthday day off and so much more!

Where you’ll be based
This role is based in Feltham, London (Hybrid Working: in the office 60% and WFH 40%)

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