Panelco are the UK’s largest supplier of decorative wood based panel products, we are consistently reliable and provide exceptional levels of customer service; our unique next day delivery service has lead to us being the supplier of choice to our vast customer base.


We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our purchasing team and make an immediate contribution to our business.


Reporting to the Purchasing Manager you will be accountable for all stock in designated categories. You will be required to maintain stock to agreed levels of cover and within overall financial and volume target levels, making recommendations and taking appropriate action as required. Your role will be vital in ensuring optimum stock availability to deliver the Trading Plan, informing senior management of supply chain issues and factors affecting continuity of supply.


Key Tasks:

  • Analyse and review stock, sales and intake position at line and category level
  • Place PO’s to agreed lead times ensuring optimum stock level within budget
  • Review daily/weekly Inventory KPI’s – present a summary to management team reporting on exceptions, highlighting issues/risks and proposing remedial action
  • Manage stock profiles in line with sales and capacity plan
  • Monitor supplier performance, track conformance to SLA’s and take action to enforce appropriate levels of performance
  • Produce weekly analysis and reports
  • Manage the Critical Path process, track milestones and resolve issues
  • Build strong and successful working relationships with suppliers and internal departments


Skills Required:

  • Inventory planning and management across UK, European and global sources
  • Working knowledge of Line Flows, and OTIF processes
  • Thorough understanding of all inventory performance KPI’s
  • Experience of developing and managing the Critical Path
  • Highly analytical with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A problem solver and team player also able to use initiative
  • Excellent MS Outlook and Excel skills


In return we deliver:

  • The opportunity to grow a career
  • Ongoing support and training in our systems
  • Excellent working conditions and hours
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Free on site car parking
  • Childcare voucher scheme


Fit within our entrepreneurial culture is essential; as is the ability to work within our robust and vibrant open plan office.


If you are excited by the prospect of joining our team please visit for more information about our business prior to applying by submitting a full CV and covering letter to quoting reference HO/IC/27.


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