Supply Chain Manager
Toolstation Limited
Bridgwater, UK
2d ago

What you'll do

This is a remote working role which will require occasional travel to Bridgwater Head Office

As an experienced Supply Chain Manager, you will successfully lead the Supply Chain Planning team to support the overall growth of Toolstation.

  • Your focus will be to define the ways of working which will ultimately drive availability within DC’s and stores. You will manage the end to end life cycle of products;
  • from new line introduction process, forecasting promotional activity, smoothing in-take deliveries and proactively manage obsolete stock and create an efficient on-going Return To Vendor process.

    You will provide a pivotal role between Buying, Distribution, and Retail to coordinate all aspects of the product life cycle from entry in Toolstation through to exiting stock from the business in the most efficient and cost effective manner.


    Lead - You will lead the supply chain planning team to support the overall growth of Toolstation. You will lead the ways of working with suppliers to ensure that rules on stock flow and stock management are re-defined to align with the future needs of this growing business.

    Collaborating - You’ll directly support the Head of Supply Chain on implementing the strategic and tactical direction for the business.

    You’ll form great relationships with our Distribution Centres to ensure that they are operating at optimal stock levels and our Commercial team will see our Supply Chain as an asset that helps them grow their sales.

    Improvement - You will be constantly working to develop and improve elements of the supply chain process such as; brining new lines into the business and optimising space utilization in the DC network.

    Manage - KPIs will define your team’s priorities. Clear objectives, goals, and ways of working will define your success.

    You will manage the stock life cycle by implementing appropriate new stock management processes.

    What you'll bring Leadership - You are a natural leader and successfully lead and motivate others to continually improve performance.

    You firmly believe in getting the very best out of your team and you demonstrate integrity, fairness and high personal and professional standards.

    You are resilient and have relentless determination to achieve results despite challenges, and you will coach and support your teams in order to help them work successfully and deliver in challenging situations

    Experience - You’ve got proven experience of supply chain management and FOB sourcing.

    You are experienced in the workings of a growth business. You have a track record for organisational development and supply chain strategy.

    You’ve built and developed a successful team and can lead by example on all areas of activity.

    Relationship building - You proactively identify and deliberately develop strategically important relationships. You understand the importance of forming strategic relationships to develop business opportunities and to influence change within relevant spheres.

    And you work to communicate organisational vision and to understand strategic priorities.

    Continuous improvement - You strive to improve things by challenging existing thinking. You are innovative and will offer alternatives to traditional methods / approaches.

    You drive change through teams and will anticipate the impact of change whilst directing your team and others in smoothly shifting gears

    Planning and organising - You’ll translate the company’s strategies into meaningful plans for the business. You can manage and plan complex multi layered projects and will fluently convey the plan to all, creating structure for communication and interaction.

  • Drive and Passion - You love what you do, pursue everything with energy, strive for self-development and motivate yourself and your team to achieve goals;
  • driving those around you to succeed in their role.

    What you'll get

    You’ll find every opportunity to be yourself and to bring your personality and potential to work. Wherever you join us, you’ll also find some of the most secure opportunities in retail and so many more opportunities to take your career in retail wherever you want up the ladder or across the business.

    And because we want to do our best for you, you’ll be supported all the way with training, development and benefits that are some of the best in retail.

    Toolstation. The story so far.

    We’re one of Britain’s fastest growing multi-channel retailers of tools, accessories and building supplies. Backed by Travis Perkins plc, our freedom to operate as a nimble, entrepreneurial business means we’re now well established and have even bigger plans.

    The trade, home improvers and self-builders all trust us to deliver a lot more than tools. So, our colleagues in our Head Office and Contact Centre in Bridgwater, at our Distribution Centres in Bridgwater, Middleton, Redditch and Daventry, and in our network of over 400 branches throughout the UK, work together to get the job done.

    And with plans to open another 60 branches this year, we always have opportunities for great retail professionals who want to grow with us.

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