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About our company

In 2018 Savers were awarded 7th place in the Sunday Times best big companies to work for. We were the highest placed retailer in the list. This recognises the levels of engagement within our teams and demonstrates our commitment to our people.

Savers was acquired by AS Watson in 2000 to further our value led offer in the UK. “Our aim is to be the most competitively priced health and beauty retailer on the high street …from a clean crisp contemporary store setting with friendly, efficient and trained colleagues” We provide branded products at affordable prices. We work extensively on the range of products we offer and have extended our ranges in recent years.. We continue to strive to launch the biggest products on the high street at the lowest prices. We have over 400 stores throughout England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales and are still expanding.

Outline of Role / Job Purpose 

·      To manage stock for agreed suppliers, using appropriate stock management techniques.

·      To deliver optimum availability in store whilst working to budgeted stockholding constraints.

·      To support the Commercial buying strategy of margin potential and investment purchases whilst working within the restrictions of corporate stock policy.

·      To work with RDC teams to balance monthly Commercial stock targets with RDC space and physical constraints

·      To work effectively with other HO teams and Suppliers in the management of promotions.

·      To be a member of a cross-functional team delivering departmental targets.

·      To support overall business objectives and providing flexibility in approach to manage the different perspectives and priorities within each function

·      Working to timeframes of up to 4 months.

Key Responsibilities 

·      To work with a high level of independence and be accountable for a stock budget of over £10 million.

·       To be accountable for product availability in , and making sure consideration is given to all areas of the business. 

·      To assist and influence the business in the proactive management of Slow-moving Stock.

·      To respond positively to feedback from all parts of the business regarding stock and other supply chain issues.

·      To work closely with RDC teams to timing & quality of .

·      To work closely with the Commercial Team and proactively drive stock meetings.

·      To track stock levels daily & weekly, using exception reports to ensure optimal product supply.

·      To ensure that the Senior Inventory Manager is kept aware of all supply issues as required. 
·      To develop & maintain supplier relations.

·      To proactively take on additional responsibility & seek new challenges.

·      To assist other team members and help those with less experience to grow in their roles.
                                                                               

Key Stakeholders 

·      Store availability – target between 98.5% & 99.5% dependent on sku-specific target.

·      Store gaps to be less than 30

·      £ Stockholding – As agreed in quarterly targets.

·      Slow moving stock in line with business target.

·      RDC gaps to be below 100

Person Specification 

To work with a high level of independence and be accountable for a stock budget of over £10 million.

·       To be accountable for product availability in , and making sure consideration is given to all areas of the business. 

·      To assist and influence the business in the proactive management of Slow-moving Stock.

·      To respond positively to feedback from all parts of the business regarding stock and other supply chain issues.

·      To work closely with RDC teams to timing & quality of .

·      To work closely with the Commercial Team and proactively drive stock meetings.

·      To track stock levels daily & weekly, using exception reports to ensure optimal product supply.

·      To ensure that the Senior Inventory Manager is kept aware of all supply issues as required. 
·      To develop & maintain supplier relations.

·      To proactively take on additional responsibility & seek new challenges.

·      To assist other team members and help those with less experience to grow in their roles.
                                                                                  

Key results

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      Store availability – target between 98.5% & 99.5% dependent on sku-specific target.

·      Store gaps to be less than 30

·      £ Stockholding – As agreed in quarterly targets.

·      Slow moving stock in line with business target.

·      RDC gaps to be below 100

Key Relationships

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   Commercial

·      Merchandising

·      Finance
·      CPA

·      Store Operations

·      Distribution Centres

·      Regional & Area Managers

·      Superdrug Logistics team

·      External suppliers

Applications

·      Microsoft Office – all packages, strong Excel.

·       Retek.

·      Business Objects.

Person Specification

·      Ideally educated to degree level or with vocational background.

·      PC literate, Numerate and Analytical.

·      Proactive- Using analytical skills to seek solutions.

·      Team-player able to work both collaboratively and independently

·      .

·      Common-sense and practical approach to situations.

·      Positive Attitude & .

·      Flexible and able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

·      Strong attention to detail but aware of the bigger picture.

·      Effective communicator.

·      Able to work unsupervised & in a professional manner.

·      Organised & articulate 

Success Drivers

Results Driven

Customer Focus

Problem Solving

Collaboration

Benefits

 

aiesha.hussain@uk.aswatson.com

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Location

Unit 1 Prologis Park,Arenson Way,DUNSTABLE,LU5 4RZ

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