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  • Supply Chain Project Manager - 9 months FTC

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Supply Chain & Distribution
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Excellent + bonus + benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 05-Dec-2019
  • Job reference: 24821

Job Description

Wickes is an exciting, fast paced, changing environment and we have a lot going on for 2020! We strongly believe our culture is one of the many reasons people join us as well as the opportunity to excel and get involved in different initiatives, we’re a great bunch!


We are looking to recruit a Category Supply Manager on a 9 month FTC basis to join our Head Office Team here in Watford….


Main Purpose of the Job

·  To support senior supply chain management in achieving business targets, through managing a large scale supply chain project

·  To deliver outstanding customer service whilst working within the company framework and objectives

·  To represent Supply Chain project management in range change meetings to ensure data capture and necessary input from a Supply Chain perspective

·  Place and confirm stock requirements with suppliers.

·  Form strong supplier relationships, manage late supplier deliveries and expedite stock as required to support demand

·  Manage stock inventory, inbound and outbound of stock from central location to our stores - project manage end to end supply chain of stock at supplier to implementation of stores

·  Confirm pick lists and redeliveries out to stores whilst working with the warehouse teams to prioritise demand across multiple locations

What are we looking for?

·  Previous experience in Product Supply / Logistics (stock management or forecasting) and Project Management - ideal 4 years.

·  Experience of fast moving or complex Supply models preferable

·  Proven experience in managing a large scale project with multiple complexities  

·  Ability to manage self through proven prioritisation and ability to cope with peaks in workload both increase and decrease.

·  Ability to work in a diverse supply chain environment (i.e., constant changing environment).

·  High level of analytical and system skills; Intermediate Excel skills, PC literate.

·  Decision-making skills – ability to escalate when appropriate.

·  Ability to forward plan

·  Good communication skills

·  Ability to communicate with stakeholders at various levels of seniority across the business

·  Ability to work in a pressurised daily routine environment

·  Ability to prioritise and methodically structure own workload

·  Ability to adhere to defined processes and procedures – can also design and implement improvements to processes

·  Has a "can-do" attitude

What can we offer you?

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.

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