SLO - Booker Supply Chain VMI

  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Salary
    £14.00/Hourly
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    FMCG
  • External Reference
    JN-072022-264860
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Customer Service

Booker Supply Chain VMI (Implant)


The role allows Mars and Booker to further develop their collaborative relationship by:


- Driving improved service performance through a deep understanding of the E2E supply chain (Mars factory to Customer Shelf) and utilisation of customer systems for proactive supply management.


- Pursuing 'Perfect Execution' in-branch by ensuring the businesses plans are aligned, agreed and that any risk to execution is communicated at the earliest opportunity and mitigation actions are in place.



  • Full time: 4 days Manchester, M30 7RT, 1 day WFH.

  • Pay: £14 ph

  • 4 - 6 month assignment


The Job.


The implant role will build up robust relationships with external stakeholders in Booker predominantly to support Mars and Booker in meeting and exceeding our combined supply chain KPIs. The job holder will be highly proactive in identifying and resolving issues and informing all required stakeholders across the two businesses. In doing this, we will build a mutually beneficial relationship with Booker which will allow us to unlock sales potential for both businesses as well as pave the way for future collaborative opportunities and become a supply chain partner of choice for the customer.


The Supply Chain is increasingly becoming a value driver for Mars UK as we strive to;



  • Increase our customer centricity and alignment with our customers metrics

  • Increase on shelf availability beyond current levels

  • Drive additional sales through more effective promotional execution

  • Strengthen our customer service through management of our products in our customers supply chains

  • Optimise physical flow of the network to drive down costs

  • Reduce transactional and obsolescence costs

  • Reduce raw materials and finished goods inventories along entire value chain

  • Improve asset utilisation of resources

  • Increase our responsiveness to Customer requests and decision-making speed


This role is a key link in the Mars Supply Chain to provide Booker with a point of contact within their business for supply chain matters and through this drive-up key SC KPIs.


Background Experience & Qualifications:



  • HND/degree in Business Studies or other related subject, or relevant business experience.

  • Highly numerate with strong analytical skills - able to create and evaluate data in spreadsheet format

  • Able to work well in team environments and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Clear thinker, good communicator and needs to have structured and pro-active style of working - able to prioritise and multitask

  • Strong commercial awareness and understanding of Supply Chain principles, product distribution and on shelf availability would be a key attribute.


Knowledge/Experience:



  • Microsoft office knowledge, Excel, Word & PowerPoint

  • An understanding of retailers (preferred, not required)

  • Basic supply chain / logistics experience












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