Inventory Controller

  • Location
    Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Salary
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Planning & Inventory
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

This role is working for a large pharmaceutical manufacturing client. Who are recruiting for an inventory controller on a 12 month contract.

Job Summary:

  • To manage inventory held across Contract Manufacturers and Satellite Warehouse, in partnership with the CMO, Quality Control, Procurement, Planning, and Logistics.

  • To manage SAP Purchase Orders for CMO components and services as required

  • To complete SAP consumption transactions, to align inventory and enable batch genealogy reporting with manufacturing at CMO

  • To continuously review systems, ensure appropriate inventory levels are kept and improve materials availability, whilst minimising cost due to write-offs.

Key Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working with SAP and in a Supply Chain environment.

  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry is preferable but not essential.

  • Confident Communicator.

  • Good level of experience using excel.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressured environment.



� Monitor and proactively maintain inventory levels across the business as agreed through

the S&OP process.

� Responsible for raising SAP Purchase orders in accordance with agreed lead times, for both CMO components and services

� Responsible for completing all SAP transactions for consumption and receipt of material at intermediate and finished pack level at the CMO, in the SAP system

� Create delivery schedules and maintain regular tracking of material status in preparation for use in CMO

� Monitor stock receipt and engage with the relevant supplier to ensure all required documentation is received

� Monitor and follow up testing and batch release status of materials at all location


� Provide forecasted material requirements to procurement and external suppliers

� Monitor SAP inventory reports using data from the ERP system and monitor inventory levels to ensure they are aligned

� Proactively ensure inventory reconciliation is continuously maintained through adjustments and transactions with close coordination with Finance.

� Resolve errors and /or discrepancies with inventory transactions on a continuous basis

� Manage short dated or slow moving inventory and items in short supply to implement improvement strategies and corrective actions. Prepare monthly reports summarizing key strategies and actions.

� Management of stock shelf life at CMO and satellite warehouse

� Prepare monthly provision listing with the value of potential write-offs and submit to the

Financial Accountant and the relevant stakeholders.

� Manage all inventory write-offs by gaining approval from relevant internal stakeholders

according to the relevant SOP's.


� Work collaboratively with Manufacturing CMO's and Planning to analyse actual vs planned usage, manage purchasing parameters and inventory plans following item usage/planning

� Analyse internal demand and external supplier parameters to develop and implement ordering strategies to achieve optimal inventory levels across business

� Forward analysis of future scenarios and 'what if' solutions

� Regularly review safety stock, inventory levels and replenishment for all items

� Develop and prepare KPI reports to provide a health check on Inventory across the business

� Responsible for ownership and periodic review of Site Operating Procedures that are

specific to the role


� Conduct and participate in projects as directed

� Evaluate and make recommendations for improving Supply Chain systems and processes

� Participate as required in the integration activities

� Support the site pandemic requirements

� Working closely with procurement to facilitate component negotiation with suppliers

� Perform other duties as assigned.

And other job duties that may be assigned from time to time.

� provide holiday & absence cover as well as support when needed across the supply chain team

Hours of work are Monday - Thursday 8am - 4.45pm and Friday 8am - 1pm, a total of 37.5 hours per week.

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Please apply with your CV to: andrea redmond