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Import & Shipping Coordinator

Working as part of a strong supply chain team, the Import & Shipping Coordinator will be responsible for managing inventory and the supply of products from global suppliers.

An understanding of global logistics & shipping process is required in this position.

Client Details

I've partnered with a fast-paced manufacturing & distribution business based in Trafford Park.


The Import & Shipping Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:

Ownership of stock inventory and forecasts for all products
Managing supplier relationships
Scheduling and organising products from suppliers – Experience in dealing with imports from the Far East is preferable as well as from Europe.
Creating sales forecasts for all products by generating and analysing data, looking at historical sales, the market and promotional planning.
Liaising closely with our factory sites and warehouse as well as Sales, Product Development and Logistics Teams
Managing inventory and stock flow, paying close attention to core sellers, best sellers, and slow-moving stock
Continually striving to improve processes and efficiencies by analysing performance and accuracy
Responsible for the bi-weekly stock and purchasing report presenting to the directors for sign-off
Working with the sales team on priority stock, shortages and large volume orders to support seasonal launches
Working with product development, sales and logistics to ensure the smooth flow of orders right through to delivery deadlines
Monitoring, reporting and managing of discontinued lines, advising on processes and ideas to minimise costs
Supporting the business with required inventory and purchasing supportProfile

The successful candidate for the Import & Shipping Coordinator role will ideally have the following key skills & qualities:

Previous experience in a Supply Planner/Buyer role.
Experience sourcing finished products from global suppliers.
Highly analytical, accurate and commercial whilst demonstrating a passion for products.
Experience managing weekly stock in and sales planning.
Excellent communication skills at all levels both written and verbal Advanced Excel skills desirable
A skilled multi-tasker, with excellent organisational skills who thrives in a fast-paced role
Personable and approachable personality with a positive attitude and enjoys working in a team
Proactive, with the ability to foresee problems and overcome these confidently and effectivelyJob Offer

£35,000 – £40,000

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