Own the Min/Max order fulfillment model for the relevant OPCOs. Ensure Min/Max is routinely reviewed and set to ultimately enhance optimal and cost effective stock holding for UK Bus

Provide insightful value driven reporting to Engineering / Procurement detailing areas for improvement, outlining the steps to be taken and following up on agreed actions

Ensure stock takes are performed by Stores colleagues across the OPCOs in line with UK Bus policy and provide analysis of discrepancies. Report discrepancies back with comments where appropriate to management

Manage obsolete and slow moving stock via reporting and communicate to OPCOs to ensure levels are minimized

Liaise with third party vendors to resolve any local issues that have an impact on stock levels or costs and provide reporting on vendor performance where appropriate

Ensure the day-to-day system requirements on Oracle are carried out effectively

Provide insightful adhoc value driven reporting to Engineering and Procurement and look for areas to reduce future costs

Work with other members of the inventory management teams to drive parts standardization and best practice across the UK Bus organization

Liaising with Stores / Procurement with an expectation of spending 3 days a month at the OPCO Depots to build relationships and focus on areas to improve supply chain efficiencies

Overnight stays may be required to meet business needs when travelling to the OPCOs which span from the North East to the Southern Counties of the UK.

Manual labour is required in this role to support the ongoing project of stores renovation


Experience of working in a supply chain organization in a similar or allied role in a large organization

Training or willing to train towards a professional supply chain qualification

Educated to A Level of an equivalent standard or qualified by experience

Practical experience of supply chain improvement methodologies (Six Sigma / LEAN / etc)

Process driven with an eye for spotting cost down / working capital reduction opportunities

Ability to work and thrive in a changing environment

Ability to work and thrive in a newly set up function

Good influencing and relationship building skills

Confident and resilient

Oracle experience is an advantage

Good Microsoft Office experience, particularly Excel.

Must have a full clean UK drivers’ license.

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