Supply Planner (WJFRP81677)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- North West England -- Lancashire -- Nelson

Job Type

18 November 2021

We are looking to recruit a Supply Planner within the Purchasing Team at Wellocks.

This role is an exciting opportunity to manage the frozen and chilled supply chain within our team. You will be responsible for accurate stock management planning and forecasting, managing optimum stock levels, to ensure availability and profit targets are delivered. Working closely with the senior buyer in your area, you will analyse range performance, launch new products, and deliver long term improvements in availability and waste.

Role and responsibilities:

  • Proactively driving sales and availability through effective forecasting and inventory planning, raising daily purchase orders with suppliers
  • Accountable for availability and waste in your category area
  • Effective communication and relationship building with operational, I.T and sales teams to ensure optimum stock management at every stage of the supply chain
  • Build and maintain supplier relationships ensuring delivery accuracy, on time and in full, with regular supplier service reviews
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining accuracy of all product and supplier data in Wellocks system
  • Implement best practice for optimising product life with suppliers
  • Work with logistics team to plan optimum supplier deliveries and collections across UK and Europe with responsibility for cost management of supplier deliveries
  • Work with senior buyer to ensure smooth seasonal product transitions and event planning

Required skills and experience:

  • Supply chain experience in food service or food retail ideally in chilled and/or frozen.
  • Analytical and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel
  • Owner mentality with demonstrated experience of continuous improvement and implementing process change
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and excellent communication
  • Proactive with the ability to drive own development and the team around them
  • Passion for food and produce

About us

Wellocks, is one of the leading UK fresh food distributors using the finest ingredients we support chefs with quality ingredients.  We offer pre prepared veg items to our customers which is an integral part of our service.

We’re proud to be part of the William Jackson Food Group, a dedicated family-owned food business which started in 1851. Our sister businesses are Myfresh, Abel & Cole, Jacksons Bakery and Belazu. Family values and the commitment which comes with such a long-standing business are rooted in our culture here at Wellocks.

Let us tell you some more goodies you would receive:

33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays)

Free car park onsite

Generous employee discounts on all our products

Fancy volunteering? We will give you one day off a year to take part in volunteering.

Cycle to Work Scheme that offers discounted bikes and cycling equipment.

Donate through your pay to a charity of your choice. The money is simply deducted through your pay before tax, so for every pound you donate, the 20p that usually goes to tax will go to the charity instead!

We also have a range of employee assistance services which can be tailored to give you support on things such as finances, health and wellbeing.

Contact information

Nikki Ward