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Job Title:  Category Market Supply Planner

Date:  30-Oct-2019
Location: 

Littlehampton, WSX, GB, BN17 6LS

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term Contract
Hours per week:  37.5
The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Your role in a nutshell

Working as part of a Global Supply Chain team, on a fixed term contract basis, you will be responsible for owning, controlling and managing the purchasing of The Body Shop products from your appointed suppliers and manufacturers while maintaining category inventory budgets in line with spend expectations.

More about the role
  • Purchasing of all Finished Goods inventory from the supply base to meet our stores and markets' needs, within financial targets and stock budget expectations.
  • To own and drive significant performance of your appointed manufacturers and new product developments (NPD) in the areas of 'On Time In Full' deliveries, lead-time reductions and optimum  stock turns.
  • Manage supplier relationships through regular contact to ensure optimum service is provided.
  • Management of inbound flows into distribution centres from the supply base across the globe - managing distribution centre capacity constraints, offsite storage needs (within budget) and to meet market sales.
  • To actively maintain service levels to the Zone Supply Chain teams to drive retail sales through close management of your appointed manufacturers and NPD developments.
  • Accountable for managing LOI (letter of intent) and Call Off LOIs with supplier base and internal business functions such as Legal and Operations Finance and provide reporting on required time lines.
  • All preparations for supplier and Brand reviews.
What we look for

Coming from a background in Supply Chain or Operations, you will work well under pressure; have great analytical skills and have a love of problem solving, numbers and relationship building. Strong Excel, IT and influencing skills are a must and a working knowledge of the retail sector is desirable.

 

Benefits

Want to join the team at The Body Shop? Then please apply today! As well as a competitive salary, here are just a few of the rewards that you can look forward to if you join us: a 5% non-contributory pension plan, 23 days holiday, 3 days a year to volunteer in the local community, 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales, access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts, as well as LOVE money to spend on your wellbeing and personal development. We have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter. Here at The Body Shop we've got your best interests at heart - it's our way of saying thank you!


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