Head of Stock & Logistics

England, Gloucestershire, Gloucester
£50000 - £55000 per annum
04 Dec 2018
18 Dec 2018
Laura Frost
Senior Management
Supply Chain / Logistics
Contract Type

- Head of Stock & Logistics - Events Company - Gloucester

- Great opportunity to create and lead an exciting brand new team

Client Details

My Client is a growing Events company based within the Logistics Distribution and supply chain sector who are based in Gloucester.


  • Identify effective commercial routes to market for chosen products. Including Support requirements, challenging price/kickbacks/poor supply/inconsistent paper trails etc.

  • Make recommendations for developing the product category and strategy, create a competitive core range of products;

  • Deliver and report on performance against agreed targets/KPI's/budgets on a regular basis including annual sales, profit and supplier income for assigned categories;

  • Identify, assess and consolidated supplier base for current requirements whilst building relationships to improve quality, service and costs for the future

  • Maintain detailed analyses of key accounts, working in close liaison with Finance and Sales, tracking targets and thresholds in line with contracts

  • Monitor supplier performance, undertaking audits as required, and resolve any non-conformance issues;

  • Undertake the procurement of selected products to achieve a high level of profit for the company and quality for our customers;

  • Support sales including tender submissions in sourcing and providing competitive cost prices for new and/or substitute products;

  • Develop training plans with staffing team/HR to ensure staff are upskilled, to drive product quality and consistency is maximised

  • Ensure group policy and procedures are maintained through team

  • Manage overall process of stock & logistics while on site at events & at HQ

  • Keep abreast of industry news and developments and identify both challenges and opportunities that may play a role in the future of the business

  • Maintain accurate records of all agreements and transactions, ensuring departmental systems and procedures are adhered to, and contribute to the development of all processes


The successful Head of Stock & Logistics will be commutable to Gloucester

  • Previous experience of working with drinks stock - preferably within festivals & events;

  • A good level of product knowledge and industry understanding;

  • Good numeracy and literacy ability. Fully IT literate;

  • Capable of using Excel at Intermediate/advanced level

  • Excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective business and customer relationships;

  • Customer focused and driven by results and achievement;

  • Comfortable working under pressure in a competitive market place to gain market advantage.

  • Good commercial knowledge

  • Ability to analyse data to advise on business strategy & development

  • Warehouse management experience

  • Good working knowledge of SAGE system & stock monitoring ability

  • Demonstrable ability to lead a team, Inc. managing performance, coaching and handling/resolving conflict.

  • Demonstrable organisation and planning skills, and an understanding of the need to forecast and manage all members of the stock team effectively;

  • Excellent communicator with great interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate and build effective team relationships.

Job Offer

For the Head of Stock & Logistics you will receive a salary of c£50,000 - £55,000 + 28 days holiday plus bank holidays, 10% Bonus.

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