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Role Purpose:

The Availability Manager is responsible for maximising customer availability across various product ranges within the physical store estate. Working within the Supply Chain team, the Availability Manager creates and maintains accurate system parameters to ensure replenishment from DC to stores is appropriate, timely and reflective of seasonality. A key part of the role is continuous improvement and using initiative to seek out new and better ways of working. The Availability Manager also collaborates with a variety of key stakeholders to ensure the smooth launch of new products each week whilst appropriately exiting delisted lines in line with the Rolling Model Store programme.
This role reports to the Supply Chain Manager (Outbound).

A typical day in this role includes:

Managing relationships with a variety of stakeholders: Retail, Commercial, Distribution, Supply Chain (Inbound)
Taking ownership of managing replenishment parameters of in-store categories and promotional lines
Identifying trends and providing insight to the business in order to drive great decision making
Working closely with Commercial and Supply Chain teams to highlight opportunities for improved availability and driving improvements through coordinated action
Collaborating with Transport teams to ensure each store has the most effective delivery profile to maximise availability
Working with the wider Supply Chain team to forecast stock volumes and optimise the flow of product to stores
Providing reporting on various KPI’s including sell-through lines and proposing actions to reduce and improve the numbers

This job is a good fit for you if:

You understand the importance of having the right products in the right store at the right time
You’re proactive and can use data to implement plans to drive sales
You’re commercially aware and understand how to plan proactively for seasonal changes in sales and stock levels
You add value through your ability to build strong and collaborative relationships with stakeholders
You understand the perspective of others, but you can also influence others to see your point of view
You’re a strong communicator and would thrive in a fast-paced, everchanging environment
You have the confidence to challenge us to drive efficiencies and better outcomes for our stores and our customers
You get satisfaction though seeing the results of your work come through in KPI’s and sales
You’re motivated by beating targets and delivering results

What you’ll need:

You will need to understand the core principles of a distribution operation and inventory management
You will need to understand the store environment in Savers and how best to support stores through your actions
You will need to be meticulous, logical and have strong attention to detail
You will need to be inquisitive and enjoy analyzing data to drive action
You will need to be confident in managing and influencing multiple stakeholders
You will be willing to continuously learn by spending time in both the office and store environment
You’ll be a team player, proactive, enjoy problem solving, and root cause analysis
You’re a free thinker who is happy to work independently and within a team
You will be resilient and willing to embrace change
You need to have the confidence to make decisions in a complex environment
You need to have strong Excel skills


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