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Philip Dennis Food Service > Vacancies > Material/Stock Controller/Purchasing Assistant

Material/Stock Controller/ Purchasing Assistant

The Role:

Full- time (8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday)

Location: Based in Witney, Oxford

The Company:

Philip Dennis Foodservice is a well-established family business distributing Frozen, Chilled, Ambient and non-food goods, as well as Butchery and Fresh Fish products, to customers throughout Oxfordshire, Midlands and the South West.

The role:

We’re seeking a diligent and focused Purchaser to support with the day to day management of suppliers and inventory items across our three depots.

The role will involve:

  • Managing our weekly supplier ordering schedule and relevant inventory foods items
  • Material replenishment
  • Raising purchase orders on suppliers based on inventory levels, forecasting and supplier lead-times to ensure correct stock coverage for customer requirements
  • Building strong working relationships with our suppliers, Sales team and Warehouse staff
  • Organising delivery booking-ins and dealing with product and price queries
  • Proactively check booking schedules in advance to minimise out of stock incidents and maintain stock levels in line with set KPIs
  • Processing delivery good receipt notes for deliveries highlighting any shortages or issues as required and taking relevant action to ensure customer requirements are met
  • Ensuring product pricing is up to date to avoid invoice queries and cost file errors
  • Ensuring any invoice queries are actioned and corrective measures are taken


The Person:

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Previous recent experience in a similar role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills including good working knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages (particularly Excel)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Experience working in the food industry or FMCG would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of purchasing systems such as Microsoft Dynamics and MRP systems is desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of multi depot purchasing and supply chain would be advantageous but not essential
  • A clean UK driving licence as the postholder will be required to attend training in Devon during the first 2 weeks of employment and some occasional travel may be required going forward.


The Rewards:

In return, we offer a competitive salary package from £20,000 per annum, pension scheme, 28 days holiday per year (including bank holidays), and the opportunity to be part of a progressive and expanding business.


How to Apply:

If you possess the experience, passion and attitude to make this role a success then we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV to:  careers@philipdennis.co.uk

Closing date: 5th September 2018