Buyer / Inventory Controller

  • Job Reference: 12172
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Salary: £24,000 to £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Pension + other benefits
  • Sector: Procurement
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: FULL TIME
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

12172 – Buyer / Inventory Controller Job Spec

Location: South Leicestershire

Summary of the Role

Our client – an established manufacturing SME based in South Leicestershire – is seeking an experienced  Inventory/Stock Controller to join their team on a full-time permanent basis. Reporting to the Planning Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing of all raw materials & packaging stocks using manual & Sage manufacturing tools,
  • The ordering of and maintaining of sufficient stock of all raw materials / packaging,
  • Sourcing & gaining approval for new materials,
  • Maintaining & developing good communications / relationships with key materials suppliers & stakeholders,
  • Analysis & control of company spending on materials within set targets,
  • Managing several warehouse units.

Other key duties include:

  • Raising purchase orders using Sage & emailing to suppliers,
  • Input deliveries into Sage system to complete purchase orders. Match delivery notes with purchase orders / invoices for sign-off by Ops Director, ensuring all details are correct,
  • Raw material control – manage lowest stock holding to ensure full supply to production at all times,
  • Manage intake controls at Warehouse (incl. rejections, supplier claims etc)
  • Develop Sage manufacturing system to record stock management & ultimately assist with planning,
  • Raising any price issues, supply issues or invoice queries with suppliers,
  • Ensuring all materials are purchased from approved suppliers in accordance with relevant H&S legislation and the technical team,
  • Liaise with Production Management across all levels on a daily basis to ensure materials are available for plans, and liaise with NPD / Product Technicians adopting a pro-active approach in relation to introducing new raw materials & products,
  • Participate in, and help with, planning & achieving of all commercial targets,
  • Monthly reporting of performance versus KPI’s for stock holding, supplier compliance & savings,
  • Any reasonable requests made of you by your manager.


  • Appointment Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £24,000 - £30,000 (subject to experience)
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Holiday 20 Days + Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • On-Site Parking