Supply Chain Assistant, Harwich, Essex

  • Salary: Negotiable/Competitive (DOE)
  • Status : Full Time / Permanent
  • Hours:  Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
  • Location: Based at our Head Office, Harwich, Essex

Are you passionate about food? This role would ideally suit someone who has had some experience within a purchasing or supply chain department within the Food Industry and can manage a fast-paced environment.

To be considered for this role you must have :

  • Strong Excel experience (pivot table knowledge an advantage)
  • Experience of managing Purchase Orders
  • Good Administration & time keeping skills

Role and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with Customers and National Accounts regarding relevant supply chain concerns, service level and stock availability
  • To manage all internal transfers between Reed Boardall and internal company premises
  • To manage stock and transfers between Surya Foods and Armstrong Logistics
  • To generate and track purchase orders for packaging
  • To produce and circulate daily Retailer Customer Service Reports
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities
  • Support Supply Chain Manager to ensure supplier to customer service level is on target
  • To maintain previous week’s Sales & SOH on master files, update linked weekly analysis, update and circulate weekly reports
  • To provide administrative support and holiday cover as required across the Supply Chain team


• Experience of Retailer or Supplier Supply Chain operations
• Engagement and People Skills
• Stakeholder Management
• Excellent numeracy skills
• Microsoft Office
• Proficient at Excel (intermediate level).
• Influencing
• Problem solving through root cause analysis.
• Strategic planning
• Supplier relationship building.


  • 28 days holiday per year (including Bank Holidays)
  • Workplace pension.
  • Staff Discount after 6 months service



Online application form

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