Stock Management and Supplier Relations Team Leader

Bridgewater Resources UK

A national distribution business and a market-leader in their field, is looking for a decisive and motivated Stock Management and Supplier Relations Team Leader to lead their successful supplier and stock management team. On offer is a starting salary of up to £45,000, potential for a company car and opportunities for professional development and progression in the future. Remote working is available in this role as well as travelling to key business locations in Bedfordshire, the Midlands and West Yorkshire as required.

Role Responsibilities

As Stock Management and Supplier Relations Team Leader, you will be managing a small team and heading up supplier call off and stock management approach in the business. The team provides point of contact for approximately 300 suppliers.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintaining stock availability of products to support sales demand
  • Identifying and resolving any supplier issues in conjunction with Operation Managers and Goods-In Managers, which may impact the operation and availability
  • Developing and maintaining strong professional relationships with key suppliers
  • Working closely with Commercial and Marketing teams on any promotional and contractual stock to understand priorities and market-specific requests
  • Looking at root cause analysis (e.g. availability, quality, slow-moving stock) and suggesting resolution of these issues through problem-solving and solution design
  • Being a part of the wider supply chain / inventory control team


To be successful in this Stock Management and Supplier Relations Team Leader role, you should be:

  • Experienced in supplier management / call off
  • An excellent communicator with strong negotiation skills
  • Decisive, logical and process orientated
  • A strong team leader with high attention to detail, including the ability to spot errors and identify trends
  • Analytical with a working knowledge of Excel and the ability to understand analysis carried out by other team members

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