Supply Chain Planner

Company
Abcam
Location
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Jan 2021
Closes
16 Feb 2021
Ref
21QFnBPBpimo
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Join Abcam as a Supply chain planner

About Us

An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam plc (www.abcamplc.com) began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.

Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam products.

About the role:

If you have several years of supply chain experience in a high mix environment and you are ready to take your career to the next level this is the role for you.

The senior supply chain controller orchestrates the correct calculation of requirements in our business systems. Your ability to drive and manage supply chain performance, and to translate an inventory policy into recommended system settings (e.g. desired safety stock level, lead time) and to build relationships with suppliers will help Abcam deliver. You will work collaboratively with other functional areas to refine processes and procedures that are essential for management of the Abcam supply chain. In addition, the analysis that you provide to your management team will allow us to satisfy the needs of the Sales and Operational Planning process.

The job is fast paced, and you'll be supported with a group of positive leaders who will provide help where needed to deliver our business commitments.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Monitor inventory and pending supply vs. sales and internal demand to ensure availability
  • Lead and provide support on projects within the team and cross functionally across the business.
  • Calculate and manage over time safety stock levels for catalog products
  • Help implementation of new ERP software.
  • Provide a forecast to suppliers at a defined frequency and contribute to effective Sales and Operations Planning
  • Contribute to continuous improvement and to supply chain transformation activity
  • Review Metric and KPI performance to understand root causes of failure, suggest and implement solutions
  • Measure Leadtime performance to feed into supplier reviews and keeping systems updated
  • Proactively pull data from Tableau and other sources to interpret performance and drive improvements
  • Develop other members of team with formal and informal training
  • Find and resolve ad-hoc issues


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or a related field
  • 2 years of experience in planning or supply chain
  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of inventory management
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment
  • Intermediate to advanced excel skills. Must have some experience working with large data files
  • Understanding of ERP supply chain modules

Desired Qualifications:
  • Prior experience with supplier management
  • Formal Supply chain qualifications
  • Experience with new product introductions
  • Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focused on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.

Pay and Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (including our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks full paid maternity leave and 6 weeks full paid paternity leave), a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible working environment.

What's more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that's diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.

Inclusion & Diversity

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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