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  • Import coordinator

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: Flexible working policy Mon-Fri
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Job reference: 17107

Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers. That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

The Role

The main purpose of the role is to drive sales by optimising customer facing availability whilst providing an efficient and effective supply chain.

Within the role some of the key accountabilities will be:ales by optimising customer facing availability whilst providing an efficient and effective supply
  • Provide day to day operational support and advice to the wider Supply Chain team
  • Coordinate flow of information between internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Identification and resolution of exceptions and threats impacting replenishment, customer facing availability and priority deadlines
  • Maintenance and update of track and trace aspects of import related logistics from system set up to stock arrival and receipt in the warehouse ensuring continuous accuracy of inventory
  • Uphold and enforce import processes and procedures facilitating efficient replenishment and upholding best practice throughout the import process

You will create and own the delivery of:

    • Positive contribution to customer facing availability and out of stock resolution
    • Order planning guidance for key periods of disruption
    • Risk and issue tracking and methods of resolution
    • Invoice reconciliation of manual POs and guidance
    • System synchronicity, amendments and updates
    • Import order book accuracy, visibility and transparency 

    What we are looking for in you?

      • Systems knowledge of Excel 
      • Self-motivated, with a can-do attitude
      • Tenacious and resilient
      • Ability to identify issues and proactively recommend solutions
      • Ability to spot trends and act accordingly
      • Ability to adapt to prevailing business needs
      • Strong organisational, prioritisation and time management skills
      • Customer focused with excellent communication skills

      What can we offer you?

      Wickes provides own-brand home improvement products and is committed to strengthening its position as the destination DIY and Home Improvement store for DIYers and Tradespeople. No wonder they have been voted “Britain’s Favourite DIY Store” and continue to grow their Business.


      Wickes are part of the Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials with over 20 different brands and over 28,000 employees we are able to offer long and varied career opportunities. We are committed to investing in your development and enabling you to fulfil your future career aspirations




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