Head Of Inventory Planning & Procurement

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bulk™ is on an incredible journey, with a mission to become the only destination brand for active nutrition. 

We are shaking up the sports nutrition industry through disruptive marketing campaigns that help people think differently about our brand – and we need your help!

We want passionate risk-takers. We want people that like to challenge our thinking. We want people that live and breathe digital and have a passion for nutrition, health, fitness, and sports.

Inventory procurement and management is at the heart of everything we do and we’re looking for an experienced, passionate and driven individual to join Team bulk™ and head up a newly formed Inventory Planning & Procurement team. This data-enabled team will control our supplier relationships, purchasing commitments, stock cover levels and everything in between to ensure we can offer all products to all customers at all times whilst achieving gross margin and working capital targets.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, high achiever to join the business and level up our supply chain management, driving change and scaling the function as bulk™ continues its journey of rapid growth . You’ll gain exposure across multiple stakeholders, taking responsibility for supplier management, purchasing tenders and stock budgeting, throughput and cover levels. We will work closely with Trading, Product, Finance and Production teams to ensure we achieve high, consistent availability, an efficient product catalogue and excellence in stock forecasting and reporting

What will you be doing?

Leadership

  • Leading the Inventory Planning & Procurement team and owning stock levels and cost price targets
  • Managing the procurement of raw materials, third party goods and sundries
  • Tendering quarterly and annual stock contracts as needed
  • Evolving supplier / raw material management policies
  • Representing stock availability and cover levels in all aspects, across the business
  • Building capability within the team and upskilling team members as the business continues to grow

Procurement

  • Managing procurement team to find the right suppliers for our new and existing products based on bulk’s exacting quality standards
  • Devising the short and medium term purchasing strategies for key product lines
  • Delivering on cost price targets and having a key input into gross margin attainment
  • Owning supplier relationships for all stock lines

Planning

  • Assessing and evolving the stock forecasting and planning models in the business, leading the implementation of a data rich consolidated planning tool
  • Working with the Finance team on the Sku level demand plan and how that integrates into stock availability forecasts
  • Partnering with the Data Analytics team to drive change in the way we harness data to inform stock planning and reporting
  • Ensure we have sufficient stock on hand to fulfill production plans, whilst remaining within the budgeted stock level
  • Managing the production of a new stock reporting suite, covering all the key elements above
  • Develop and maintain purchasing policies to ensure consistency across the team
  • Other ad-hoc projects and analysis as directed by the CFO or board

What are we looking for?

  • Management experience in supply chain / buying / merchandising teams
  • Experience in a D2C, ecommerce or nutrition business
  • A proactive self starter who is happy to instigate change
  • Ability to manipulate and model data, driving business-focused actions and insights
  • First class communication and presentation skills
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities across a range of stakeholders
  • A team player, who is equally as happy to lead and to jump into the detail

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • 50% company discount
  • Company pension
  • PerkBox subscription
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Summer working hours

Location: London (Liverpool Street) or Colchester (Essex)

bulk™ takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your application for this role. When you apply, we shall process your details for this vacancy only and we will not pass your details onto a third party. We may contact you by email, text or telephone about the progress of your application. This processing is conducted lawfully on the basis of legitimate interests.

 

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London

1 Finsbury Ave
EC2M London Directions

Perks & Benefits

  • PerkBox Subscription 👍

    All our teammates have a PerkBox subscription which includes free coffees on the go and amazing discounts!

  • 50% discount 💰

    Our teammates love our products - so we give 50% discount!

  • Additional Annual Leave ⛱

    Rest & Recovery is important! Purchase up to 3 additional annual leave days.

  • Pension 💰

    We offer a workplace pension to all our teammates.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme 🚲

    The commute to work is just a cardio workout, right?

  • Happy Hour 🎉

    Grab a drink and enjoy our Happy Hour every Thursday and Friday afternoon.

  • bulk™ Pantry 🍴

    We know our teammates love our products so you'll find a pantry full of treats in our offices. All we ask is just for a small charity donation in return.

  • Summer Hours ☀️

    Because we all need that Vitamin D

Workplace & Culture

 

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